SAISD to announce city's first P-TECH High School
Release: Nov. 9, 2018
What: On the first day of National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, San Antonio ISD will announce the city’s first Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) school: Cyber P-TECH at Sam Houston High School.
This new education model, approved by the Texas Education Agency in 2017, is designed to provide students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma, an industry-specific associate degree, certifications and work-based training around high-demand career fields – which in this case is cybersecurity.
Who: Superintendent Pedro Martinez
Higher-education and industry partners
When: Monday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m.
Where: Sam Houston High School, 4635 E. Houston St. 78220
The Cyber P-TECH program at Sam Houston High School will operate as a school-within-a-school and will be open to students throughout Bexar County. It will open in August of 2019 for 9th graders, adding a grade each year to become 9-12.
The Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 22 in 2017, paving the way for school districts to work with the TEA to launch P-TECH programs. Under the model, high schools partner with Texas institutions of higher education and regional businesses to give students post-secondary education and workforce training opportunities.