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EDISON P-TECH MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of P-TECH at Thomas Edison High School, in partnership with San Antonio College and industry professionals, is to create workforce pathways for students focused on high-demand, high-wage business careers.
EDISON P-TECH VISION STATEMENT
We strive to improve lives through a free, open-enrollment program, driven by a high-quality education. Our students will be the top candidates in their chosen industries and persevere as contributing members of society.
EDISON P-TECH CORE BELIEFS
We believe in a free education that prepares high school students to enter the workforce with proven, in-demand skill sets. We believe that by reducing barriers to college access, developing critical soft skills, and encouraging students to be confident leaders through collaborative learning, athletics, and extracurricular activities, they will succeed in college and become top candidates in their chosen industry.
EDISON P-TECH COMMITMENTS
We commit to:
Students enrolled in the P-TECH at Thomas Edison High School combine high school and college-level courses to earn a post-secondary degree or post-secondary credentials, including an associate degree, associate of applied science, or Level 1 Certificate. Industry partners provide career mentoring, host site visits, offer internships to enrolled students, serve on advisory councils to improve the alignment of programming with workforce needs, and ensure that students graduate career-ready. Students follow workforce pathways aligned with high demand, high-wage business fields, including business, marketing, accounting, finance, and more. P-TECH at Thomas Edison High School eliminates thousands of dollars in college tuition costs for our students.
Access Outcomes-Based Measures
Designated with Excellence
Must serve at-risk incoming 9th graders.
Must serve at-risk incoming 9th graders and economically disadvantaged students.
Must serve at-risk incoming 9th graders, economically disadvantaged students, and at least one additional target population of students
P-TECH proportionate to or overrepresents at-risk incoming 9th graders
No more than 20% points under
district No more than 15% points under district
No more than 10% points under district
P-TECH proportionate to or overrepresents economically disadvantaged students
No more than 5% points under district
Meets or over-represents district
P-TECH proportionate to or overrepresents English learners
Not taken into account for designation
No more than 5% points under
P-TECH proportionate to or overrepresents students with disabilities
Attainment Outcomes-Based Measures
Must meet college-level course and Work-Based Learning requirements
Must meet targets on at least four attainment data indicators
Must meet targets on at least five attainment data indicators
Grade-to-grade persistence by subgroup (weighted)
Retain 80% of students who remain in district grade-to-grade
Retain 90% of students who remain in district grade-to-grade
Completing one college-level course by end of 11th grade (any)
80% of students (by the fourth year of implementation)
90% of students
100% of students
Earning postsecondary degree provided by an IHE by graduation
30% of students
50% of students
Earning a postsecondary credential provided by an IHE by graduation
Earning industry certification by high school graduation
Earning postsecondary degree or postsecondary credential provided by an IHE or industry certificate by high school graduation
80% of graduating cohort of students
100% of graduating cohort of students
Participating in a Work-Based Learning placement/course by graduation
35% of students (by the fourth year of implementation)
85% of students
Must meet at least one targets
Must meet at least three achievement data indicators
Must meet at least four achievement data indicators
Meet TSI criteria (SAT/ACT/TSIA) in reading and mathematics
35% passing rate on one or more college readiness benchmarks
50% passing rate on one or more college readiness benchmarks
60% passing rate on one or more college readiness benchmarks
Earn industry certification
Earn an associate degree
Complete a course for dual credit
35% of students
80% of students
Algebra I EOC assessment in 9th grade
85% of students meeting grade level standard
85% of students meeting grade level and 45% mastering grade level standard
standard English II EOC assessment (grades 9- 11)
85% of students passing and 25% of students mastering grade level
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Edison P-TECH developed, signed, and executed an articulation agreement with San Antonio College. Students will combine high school courses and college-level courses to earn either an associate degree, postsecondary certificate, provided by San Antonio College, or industry certification. Courses of study include the Associate of Arts degree, field of study in Business Administration, which is built on a strong industry foundation and provides a broad understanding of business and business fundamentals and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting Technology and/or a Level 1 Certificate of Completion in Accounting Technology, which focuses on helping accountants, auditors and financial professionals with their tasks. Industry partners provide career mentoring, host site visits, offer internships to enrolled students, serve on advisory councils to improve the alignment of programming with workforce needs, and ensure that students graduate career-ready. Students follow workforce pathways aligned with high demand, high-wage business fields, including business, marketing, accounting, finance, and more. P-TECH at Thomas Edison High School eliminates thousands of dollars in college tuition costs for our students.
Associate of Arts degree, field of study in Business Administration
An associate’s degree in business administration can be the stepping stone to a lucrative career helping employees understand their benefits as well as being the liaison between employees and upper management. Students will apply appropriate business models in decision-making situations, perform effectively within a professional team environment, apply ethical reasoning to business situations, explore business trends, apply change management theories and concepts in various organizational contexts and become familiar with political, economic, social, and linguistic concepts involved in doing business on the global level.
Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting Technology
Careers in accounting technology focus on helping accountants, auditors and financial professionals with their tasks. These assistants record financial transactions in digital spreadsheets and Online databases, balance accounts and produce reports, such as income statements and sales graphs. They correct minor inaccuracies and discrepancies but report more serious errors, such as missing income, to accountants and managers. The degree provides opportunities for students to gain skills in leadership, written and spoken communication, analysis and technology, learn bookkeeping and data management, business finances and payroll.
Level 1 Certificate of Completion in Accounting Technology
The Accounting Technician Level 1 Certificate provides skills necessary for men and women to function in entry-level bookkeeping positions. Emphasis is on basic accounting, spreadsheet development and industry standard accounting system software courses as well as enhanced computer skills, communications skills, professionalism, and business math.
San Antonio College works closely with Edison High School and Industry Partners to align and strengthen the relationship between school and work. The associate degrees offered at Edison P-TECH School of Business are based on the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the identified career pathway.
San Antonio College provides:
The Industry Partner(s) represent a high-growth industry and brings their insight into the skills and qualities they seek in prospective employees and makes a commitment to foster those skills and qualities in students.
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ACADEMIC ADVISING SYLLABUS:
Dual Credit Program and Early College High School Models
P-TECH is a public education reform model focused on college attainment and career readiness. P-TECH programs allow high school students to take high school courses concurrent with college-level courses (dual credit). As students begin their dual credit journey, constant and consistent academic advising is key to ensure student success.
What is Student Success?
Student success is how well students are prepared to accomplish their current and future academic, personal, and professional goals through the development of knowledge, a sense of responsibility and self-reliance, and a connection to the college and wider community. Success in college is often based on a combination of key factors, including family support, academic preparedness, life skills and decision-making abilities of the student.
What is Academic Advising?
Academic advising is a series of ongoing and intentional conversations among students, faculty, and staff that establish a pathway to educational, career, and life goals. For up to date information and per the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) established with each Institute of Higher Education (IHE) partner, advisors, SAISD counselors, Institute of Higher Education (IHE) High School Program (HSP) staff and faculty liaisons/mentors, throughout students' time in dual credit programming, will be continually engaged to ensure the most up-to-date information on career pathways, degree plans, transfer plans, academic support, co-curricular activities, and graduation.
Academic advising builds a culture of integrated practices and shared responsibilities. Through collaborative teaching and learning, the advising process empowers SAISD’s diverse student populations to explore and navigate their academic and career pathways.
This syllabus will provide guidance on:
IHE advising staff and or HSP office designee will advise students on:
COLLEGE CREDIT HOUR: TOUCHPOINTS
0 - 15 Hours
Group Advising and Individual Advising
? Understand how to navigate ACES or IHE portal used for classwork, degree planning and email (to include email and Alamo GPS)
? Identify your intended educational and career pathway choice
? Understand the degree, certificate of completion, and transfer options available to you
? Understand the transfer requirements for possible transfer institution selected
? Understand the importance of Core Curriculum and degree completion
? Create and submit a Personal Mission Statement
? Develop, complete, and get approval for your Individual Success Plan (ISP) in DegreeWorks
? Understand how to access and utilize college campus resources
? Understand and know the academic calendar
16 – 30 Hours
? Commit to a plan of study within a pathway and a transfer institution
? Review your Individual Success Plan (ISP) with your IHE Academic Advisor (or designated staff), and make necessary update
? Understand your degree/certificate pathway
? Monitor academic progress, know your GPA
31 – 45 Hours
? Monitor academic progression and plan for graduation and/or transfer; know your GPA
? Review Individual Success Plan (ISP) in preparation for completion
? Utilize college resources for career and job readiness services
? Meet with Career and Transfer Services to create a resume/portfolio
? Know the admission process and deadlines for your transfer institution.
Individual Advising & Group Advising
? Complete degree audit and submit graduation application
? Meet with Career and Transfer Services to review resume/portfolio
? Request HS transcripts be sent to transfer institutions
? Monitor academic progression and plan for graduation
? Be familiar with transfer information regarding financial aid assistance (FAFSA)
? Monitor academic progression and plan for graduation and/or transfer
? Internship and or Practicum opportunities
Ten Steps to a Successful Semester
PART OF TERM (16-WEEKS)
One to two weeks before college classes begin
First day of college class
Second week of class
Fourth week of class
Sixth week of class
Eighth week of class
Tenth week of class
Fourteenth week of class
Fifteenth week of class
Sixteenth week of class
Mr. Garcia is a proud graduate of San Antonio ISD, graduating from Thomas A. Edison High School. He attended the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science. Mr. Garcia continued his education at UTSA to receive a Master of Architecture, and soon after, returned to San Antonio ISD as a teacher at Jefferson High School. Mr. Garcia was an Architecture teacher, and also served as a Career & Technology Department Chair. He was awarded teacher of the year in 2016, and in 2017, accepted the position as the school’s first International Baccalaureate Coordinator. In 2020, Mr. Garcia became the P-TECH Coordinator at Edison High School.
Questions? Contact P-TECH Coordinator David Garcia: firstname.lastname@example.org / 210-738-9720 ext. 33037
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