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CYBER P-TECH, USA AT SAM HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL
Cyber P-TECH USA at Sam Houston High School opened August 2019 as the first Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) in San Antonio. The program has a focus on preparing students with the skills, credentials, and an industry-specific associate degree necessary for high-wage,
high-demand careers in cybersecurity within four to six years. Students have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma, industry certifications, a two-year post-secondary certificate, and even an associates degree. Students will also participate in work-based training through internships, apprenticeships, and other job training programs.
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
Cyber P-TECH, USA at Sam Houston High School is 100% open enrollment, with no barriers for attendance.
To apply for admission, click here.
Cyber P-TECH USA Course Crosswalks
Associates of Arts - Cyber/IT
Level 1 Certificate - Cyber/IT
Institution of Higher Education Partner
Cyber P-TECH, USA at Sam Houston High School partners with St. Philip’s College, within the Alamo Colleges District. St. Philip's College has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
Through St. Philip’s, Cyber P-TECH students will have the opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology Cybersecurity Specialist degree. The degree will prepare students to design, implement, and secure computer networks. Students with this degree will be able to install security software, monitor networks for security breaches, respond to cyber-attacks, and gather data and evidence to be used in investigating cybercrime.
As early as students’ second semester in the program, they will be able to earn an Information Technology industry certification. By the time students are high school juniors, they will have the opportunity to earn CompTIA Linux and CompTIA Security certifications. By the fall of their senior year, students will be able to earn an Information Technology Cybersecurity Specialist Level 1 certificate. As early as the spring of their senior year, students can earn associate degrees specifically tied to the cybersecurity industry.
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).
Students also will have the opportunity to learn from industry partners and 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.
The anchor industry partner is Accenture Federal Services, which created an apprenticeship program in San Antonio to provide under-represented groups greater access to digital-economy jobs while building a pipeline of talent to help address the widening technology skills gap. The company has more than 30 years of cybersecurity experience serving clients who are at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intelligence, public safety, health and civilian issues – including every cabinet-level department within the federal government.
Additional industry partners include DC Industries, MIMS Institute Fellows Inc., and Tech Skills on Wheels. Other partners are expected to sign on in the coming weeks and months.
Admission is open to all students. There are no barriers to admission.
If you are interested, please apply at APPLY HERE.
Cyber P-TECH USA Informational Meeting
Please view the presentation and video below.
Dual Credit Information
ll 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!
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.*
Alamo Booksplus Procedure_FAQs_072822.pdf
SPC - English High School Programs Consent Form APPR 05312022.pdf
Quick Links for Students and Parents/Guardians
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!
Cyber P-TECH, USA Coordinator (Director)
Dr. Carrie Turner-Gray, DM, MBA, MEd
Office Phone: (210) 978-8010
Cyber P-TECH, USA Support Teacher
Mr. Ron Henderson
Cyber P-TECH, USA Teacher
Ms. Zakia Abbas
Bridge Program 2022-2023
For the 2022-2023 school year, the Bridge Program will run in conjunction with classes.
Cyber P-TECH USA TEA Documentation
The Cyber P-TECH USA at Sam Houston High School is required to post resources and detailed information that correlates to each benchmark area as outlined by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). 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
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