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Calling all new students for the 2022-2023 School Year! Join us at Welcome Night on March 30, 5:00pm-6:30pm. CLICK HERE to RSVP and view the full flyer HERE.

We are still accepting applications for round 2 offers (subject to availability). Please contact us with any questions and visit to apply now for the 2022-2023 school year!


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
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How to Apply - 2022-2023 School Year

Join us at Welcome Night on March 30 from 5:00pm-6:30pm. CLICK HERE for details!

Application season is here for our 2nd cohort at Highlands P-TECH! Apply online October 12, 2021 - January 14, 2022 for a seat in our 9th grade class for the 2022-2023 school year. We will accept applications after January 14 for the second round of lottery admissions. Highlands P-TECH is open to all students in Bexar County.

Apply online NOW! -

Prefer a paper application? CLICK HERE to download and then submit to or to any SAISD Middle School or High School Counselor

School year 2021-2022 applications are no longer being accepted. Please apply to the 10th grade waitlist for 2022-2023 if you are interested in joining the Highlands P-TECH Class of 2025.


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

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:

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
2022 P-TECH Newsletter January by Armando Marti Recuenco

Event Presentations

Please review all presentations below!

Admissions Night - Spring 2021

Summer Bridge - July 2021

Student Orientation - August 2021

BOY Parent Night - September 2021

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

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.

  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

SA Works

San Antonio Economic Development Foundation 

Toyotetsu Texas, Inc.


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

Michelle Garcia, P-TECH Coordinator

  • General program questions, applications, enrollment, student and teacher support
  • 210-438-6800 ext. 35072

Courtney Dam, P-TECH Counselor

  • Student schedules, graduation requirements, social emotional wellness
  • 210-438-6800 ext. 35075

Lorenzo Pena, P-TECH Support Teacher

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

Armando Marti, Work-Based Learning Specialist

  • Industry partnerships, work-based learning activities, internships, curriculum support
  • 210-438-6800 ext. 35072

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 2021-2022 School Year TEA Documentation.

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