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Applications are now OPEN for School Year 2023-2024 - Class of 2027.

  • Apply online at https://saisdchoice.com/ (click the yellow Apply button). The priority deadline has passed, but we will accept applications for our waitlist after January 17 and will reach out with information about the number of spaces left in the program.
  • Join us on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 from 5:30pm-7:00pm for Tour Night! Drop in anytime to tour our facilities and meet teachers before offer responses are due.

 


P-TECH Clubs are HERE!

  • Robotics & Drones Club - Robotics club will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays after school in the P-TECH Hub starting Wednesday, Nov. 2. See you there!
  • ACE Mentor Program - Architecture, Construction and Engineering meets every other Tuesday in Mr. Broils' room. See Ms. Garcia or Mr. Broils to sign up.

Highlands P-TECH, in partnership with St. Philip’s College, is an early college high school combining technical courses with dual credit to provide students the opportunity to earn an associate degree and industry-approved certifications in the areas of Aerospace, Engineering, Manufacturing and Welding. The key to our P-TECH is collaboration between the high school, higher education partner, and industry leaders. Students benefit from rigorous coursework and engaging work-based learning supported by a large group of local industry leaders. 

Download our flyer HERE! English / Spanish

P-TECH Course Crosswalks

TEA Program of Study Documents: Aerospace / Engineering / Manufacturing / Welding
Highlands P-TECH Promo Video
Highlands P-TECH Presentation
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How to Apply - 2023-2024 School Year

Apply now for a spot in our 9th or 10th grade cohort for 2023-2024 school year! The priority deadline has passed, however we will continue to accept applications until our program is full. We are no longer accepting applications for 2022-2023 school year. 

Apply online NOW! - www.SAISDChoice.com

Prefer a paper application? Give us a call for support: 210-438-6800 ext. 35072.

 

Admissions

Choice Schools and Programs in SAISD

At SAISD, we believe that all children should have access to a variety of school options regardless of their academic abilities or where they live. Our Choice Schools and Programs offer specialized academic programming designed to best fit the individual interests of students. All Bexar County students can apply to an SAISD Choice School or Program.

An application is required to request enrollment to these schools.  The district utilizes a “Controlled Choice” framework to ensure equity and access for historically disadvantaged students.  Admission is based on a blind, randomized, computerized lottery conducted at the district level. The Choice application window opens in late fall each year for the following school year. For more information and to apply, please visit www.saisdchoice.com.

Office of Access and Enrollment Services

San Antonio ISD | 1931 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78202

Phone: 210-554-2660 | Text: 210-309-3259 | Email: enroll@saisd.net

Program Capacity

We will meet with students and families after the application process has concluded to find the best program fit for each student accepted to Highlands P-TECH. Be sure to follow up with us to set up your orientation meeting after you accept your offer!

  • Engineering: 70 Students p/cohort
  • Manufacturing: 20 Students p/cohort
  • Aircraft Maintenance: 15 Students p/cohort
  • Welding: 20 Students p/cohort

P-TECH Courses

Click the links below to view the course cards for our 9th, 10th, and 11th grade cohorts for 2023-2024. These will be completed and turned in to our counselor, Dr. Dromgoole.

9th Grade 2023-2024

10th Grade 2023-2024

11th Grade 2023-2024 - Technical Programs (Aerospace, Manufacturing, & Welding)

11th Grade 2023-2023 - Engineering Program

Quick Links

Parent Frontline Portal - Be sure to download the app (Frontline ERP-SIS) and turn on notifications to receive attendance and grade alerts!

Student Single Sign-on/Classlink - Access Canvas, Frontline grades, and additional student resources.

Student E-mail - Check your e-mail daily!

Dual Credit Information

TSI Ready 2023 Requirements and Support Resources HERE!

All P-TECH students are expected to pass the TSIA2 exam by the Spring of 10th grade. Please click the link above for details for the Class of 2025.


All students are required to submit their Apply Texas application according to the deadlines set by Alamo Colleges. There are 4 steps to successfully applying and enrolling in the dual credit program. Files below contain additional instructions and steps to help students enroll in dual credit. We will assist students with these steps the semester before they begin their dual credit courses!

  1. Apply Texas - Submit college application for St. Philip's College
  2. Alamo Enroll - Complete the Alamo Enroll modules on ACES account
  3. TSIA2 Exam - Complete the Math and English TSIA2 exam - passing score required for some courses and for completion of Associate Degree
  4. Parent Consent Form - Turn in signed parent consent form to P-TECH Teacher or Ms. Garcia/P-TECH Hub 2612

Unless otherwise noted, Highlands P-TECH college courses follow the Alamo Colleges academic calendar for the Regular 16-week sessions detailed in the PDF below. *Courses held at the college follow the college holiday schedule, courses at Highlands campus follow the SAISD holiday schedule unless otherwise announced. Students may need to make arrangements to attend college classes during SAISD holidays.*

Higher Education Partner

St. Philip's College, founded in 1898, is a comprehensive public community college whose mission is to empower our diverse student population through educational achievement and career readiness. As a Historically Black College and Hispanic Serving Institution, St. Philip's College is a vital facet of the community, responding to the needs of a population rich in ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic diversity. 

CLICK HERE for the SPC virtual tour (English) / CLICK HERE for the SPC virtual tour (Spanish).

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Industry Partners

P-TECH Industry Partners 2021-2022

The following organizations have signed on to support our P-TECH program with a formal MOU commitment.

TX-FAME: Texas Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education

www.txfame.com


SA Worx

Greater: SATX Regional Economic Partnership

https://greatersatx.com/sa-worx/programs/

Toyotetsu Texas, Inc.

www.ttna.com


H-E-B

www.heb.com

Watch this video to learn about Architecture, Construction, and Engineering careers with the HEB Design Team! CLICK HERE


The following organizations provide support, guidance, and additional resources to our P-TECH program.

The Dee Howard Foundation

www.deehoward.org

Michelle Garcia, P-TECH Coordinator

  • Program leadership, applications, enrollment, student and teacher support
  • MBowman1@saisd.net
  • 210-438-6800 ext. 35072

Emma Dromgoole, P-TECH Counselor

  • Student schedules, graduation requirements, social emotional wellness
  • EDromgoole1@saisd.net
  • 210-438-6800 ext. 35010

Lorenzo Pena, P-TECH Support Teacher

  • Student support, grades/attendance, tutorial coordinators
  • LPena2@saisd.net
  • 210-438-6800 ext. 35058

The resources below include detailed information on the P-TECH program in each benchmark area of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) P-TECH Blueprint. We use the Blueprint to guide our decision making and ensure that we have a high quality program that leads our students toward success!

P-TECH Blueprint 2020: CLICK HERE

Click through the Google Slides presentation below to view all 2022-2023 School Year TEA Documentation.

Below you'll find the TEA documentation for our 2020-2021 Planning Year:
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