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Nursing & Healthcare Early College High School
Want to learn more about the H-TECH Program?
Check out our H-TECH Tour and Informational Videos below! Find out what sets us apart from your typical Early College High Schools. We are doing what no other Medical Health Science program in Texas is doing.
What is Work Based Learning?
Work Based Learning provides students with real-world experience through state-of the art partnerships, that help coordinate and facilitate student training, education, and knowledge before graduation, in order to prepare them to be ready to work.
Who does H-TECH partner with?
H-TECH is proud to have official signed MOU partnerships with some of the best healthcare systems, schools and companies in the city.
Our partners are:
What do the partners do?
Both Methodist Healthcare Systems and University Health Systems work to provide our students with clinical rotations so they can earn hours for their certifications. Our students spend time practicing in our simulated Hospital Wing for their first two-three years of high school. We are grateful for these partners for providing in-person and virtual hands-on activities such as CPR Training, learning the skills needed to be a nurse, and trauma center practice.
By their late Junior to Senior year, the students then use their experience by spending real time within these hospitals, spending 12 hour days working, shadowing, and learning from the very doctors they will have an opportunity to work with after graduation. Our partners guarantee students an interview once they receive their degree, whether it is the Associate's Degree in Science or the Bachelor's Degree in Science and Nursing with San Antonio College.
Speaking of College
We are proud to be partnered with San Antonio College, the Aspen Prize Winner for the Best Community College in the United States for 2021! Our students receive their dual-credit courses on campus via SAC Professors and start taking their College Courses in 9th Grade. Students are able to utilize all resources that SAC has to offer, such as the school library, writing center, tutoring centers, and other campus facilities. In addition to San Antonio College, we are happy to provide dual credit courses with the University of Texas at Austin through their OnRamps online courses, which are led by dedicated instructors at Fox Tech.
In addition to our MOU Partners, we also have several organizations that we work with that provide additional support and activities for our students!
These organizations include:
Healthcare & Nursing Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or H-TECH, at Fox Tech High School, a magnet school, has made its debut in 2020-2021 as the second Pathways in Technology Early College High School in San Antonio (P-TECH). It's focus is on preparing students with the skills, credentials and an industry-specific associate degree necessary for high-demand careers in nursing and healthcare.
Under the model, within four to six years (depending on the track chosen), students will be able to earn their high school diploma as well as an Associate of Science degree and/or certification in Patient Care Technician, or Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy, or EKG Technician . 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 Community 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. The program's first 9th grade cohort began in the school year of 2020-2021, and will ultimately include 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 post-secondary education and workforce training opportunities.
H-TECH at Fox Tech High School partners with San Antonio College within the Alamo Colleges District, with approval from 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 (AS) Degree, which will accelerate a student's career in Nursing. Upon successful completion of the H-TECH program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensing 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.
Students will have the opportunity to learn from our industry partners at Methodist Health System 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.
H-TECH operates under the school’s Health Professions Magnet program. The application period for the third class of 50 ninth-graders will start November 2021. The school is based on 100 percent open enrollment, with no barriers for attendance.
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 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.
2022-2023 Uniform Flyer.pdf
Apply TX Guide NEW FALL 2022.pptx
All HTECH students taking college classes must fill out the form below and return it to email@example.com
SAC Parent Consent Form for HTECH Students .pdf
All HTECH Students are required to maintain at least a 2.0 GPA (passing all classes). If you are not passing, you are also required to attend SIMS Tutorials & contact your teacher for individual tutorials.
If you have not passed your TSI Exam, then you are required to attend SIMS tutorials for TSI preparation
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Attention H-TECH Freshmen:
If you are taking your first college courses, you must fill out the Apply Texas application in order to get your Banner ID-
Next: After finishing your Apply Texas application, you'll see your Application ID- write it down at the top of this parent consent form (click the link below) and send it to: (firstname.lastname@example.org).
DON'T SKIP THIS STEP: SAC Parent Consent Form for HTECH Students .pdf
If you happen to get stuck along the way, please do not hesitate to reach out via email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org , or by phone at 210-738-9730 ext 34024
To access tutors after hours, BrainFuse Tutoring is a service SAC students may use. Students can access it by going in to their Canvas class and finding the BrainFuse Online Tutoring tab as shown in the image below, or by using this link https://alamo.instructure.com/courses/916950 which then will lead them to their Canvas.
Whether you need assistance with writing or help with concepts or topics from your course, "Brainfuse Online Tutoring" offers many beneficial services. These include real-time tutoring in the subjects listed below, writing assistance, on-demand videos, and self-help lessons on popular software such as MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Brainfuse Online Tutoring can be accessed from within ACES or from any Canvas course. Whiteboard video: https://youtu.be/Mnz39M0jbsE
For technical issues, you may contact Brainfuse directly at 1-866-BRAINFUSE (1-866-272-4638), or use the "Contact Us" link while inside Brainfuse.
SAC tutoring by appointment with tutor DeLana Gonzalez (Psych 1301) on Mondays and Tuesdays from 5:30- 8:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5:00- 8:30 p.m.
Speech tutoring is available Sunday-Thursday from 5 p.m.--10 p.m
Your H-TECH Support Team is here to help you through your high school and college experiences. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our program.
H-TECH Program Coordinator
Mark Vargas, Jr.,
Dual Credit and TSI Coordinator
Fox Tech High School | 637 N Main Ave | San Antonio, Texas 78205 | Phone: (210) 738-9730 | Fax: (210) 228-3003
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