PTECH- Pathways in Technology Early College High School

P-TECH BUILD
  • The Cheektowaga-Sloan has partnered with Erie 1 BOCES and SUNY Erie (formerly known as Erie Community College) to provide an exciting new opportunity to our eighth-grade students.  The new program is called Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH). 

    P-TECH is designed to bring together K-12 education, higher education, and employers to offer an integrated six-year program beginning freshman year.  A limited number of seats are available for students to earn a High School Regents diploma, gain relevant work experience with local companies, and an industry-recognized Associate degree at no cost to the families.  The Associate degree pathways are:

    • Building Management & Maintenance,
    • Electrical Engineering Technology, OR
    • Construction Management Engineering Technology.

    Originally, a parent informational night was scheduled to be held on March 30, 2020 but was unable to occur due to school closure.  Instead, interested families need to review the attached PowerPoint for more details on the program.  After it is reviewed, please direct any questions to Lori Smith, a P-TECH coordinator at Erie One BOCES, at lmsmith@e1b.org.

    This is an amazing opportunity for students.  Students that decide to apply need to be fully committed to the program as the partnership with Suny Erie will begin when they are Freshman.  The workload will be challenging.  Students will operate on a modified schedule for their entire high school career.  Part of their day will be spent at Potter Career and Technical Center and the other will be spent at JFK High School. 

    Interested students must complete the inlcuded application and all the required attachments.  The completed applications need to be emailed to the JFK Middle School Counselor, Mrs. Stillman by Friday, May 29, 2020.  Her email address is: estillman@cheektowagasloan.org.  Applications cannot be accepted late.  

    Erie One BOCES will review all submitted applications and select three students to join the P-TECH program.  If your child is selected, you will be notified about the next steps.  If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Finn, Executive Director of Curriculum, Accountability and Professional Development at jfinn@cheektowagasloan.org.