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H-TECH at Fox Tech High School

Opening August 2020, beginning with 9th grade

Information Sessions
Students and parents interested in learning more about the H-TECH program at Fox Tech High School are invited to the following information sessions, which will be held at the campus located at 637 N. Main Ave.:

Jan. 9, 2020 (Thursday)
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Fox Tech Campus

Jan. 16, 2020 (Thursday)
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Fox Tech Campus

Jan. 23, 2020 (Thursday)
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Fox Tech Campus

Jan. 30, 2020 (Thursday)
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Fox Tech Campus

H-TECH logoHealthcare Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or H-TECH, at Fox Tech High School, a magnet school, will debut in 2020-2021 as the second Pathways in Technology Early College High School in San Antonio (P-TECH). It will have a focus on preparing students with the skills, credentials and an associate degree necessary for high-demand careers in nursing and healthcare.

Within four to six years (depending on the track chosen), students can earn their high school diploma as well as an Associate of Science degree and/or healthcare industry-based certifications for Patient Care Technician, Pharmacy Technician, First Aid, and CPR. Students will also complete work-based training through internships, apprenticeships or other job-training programs. In the first four years of the program, students will split their time between Fox Tech and San Antonio College. The last one to two years of the program will be spent exclusively on the San Antonio College campus.

The program at Fox Tech will be under the school’s Health Professions Magnet program. Applications will be accepted Nov. 5 – Jan. 31 from incoming 9th-grade students throughout Bexar County and surrounding areas for the 2020-2021 school year. The program will ultimately serve 9-12th graders, with a new grade being phased in each year.

The Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 22 in 2017, paving the way for school districts to work with the Texas Education Agency to launch P-TECH programs. In the P-TECH model, schools partner with Texas institutions of higher education and regional businesses and industries, giving students both post-secondary education and workforce training opportunities.

Education Partner
H-TECH at Fox Tech High School will partner with San Antonio College within the Alamo Colleges District, pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. San Antonio College began offering classes to aspiring nurses in 1967 and now, the program is the largest educator for registered nurses in San Antonio.

Through San Antonio College, H-TECH students will have the opportunity to earn an Associate of Science. Upon successful completion of the H-TECH program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) authorized by and administered through the Texas Board of Nursing. Upon passing the exam, the graduate will be a registered nurse in the State of Texas and ready to begin a career in the nursing profession.

H-Tech students

Industry Partners
Students will have the opportunity to learn from our industry partners at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital and University Health System, gain real-world experience through mentorships, job shadowing, internships, professional skills development and field experiences. Students who complete the program will have priority in interviewing with participating employers.

Student Enrollment
H-TECH will operate under the school’s Health Professions Magnet program. The application period for the first class of 50 ninth-graders will start November 2019. The school is based on 100 percent open enrollment, with no barriers for attendance.

Advantages
Students will work with top-notch companies who will partner as instructors and mentors. Students will also be trained to become more self-aware, emotionally healthy, persistent and resilient. Pathways in  Technology Early College High Schools represent the best of what public-private partnerships can look like, with students taking high school and college coursework simultaneously and engaging in industry-guided workforce development.

H-TECH partners

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