P-TECH is a new model for secondary education that trades classrooms for “innovation spaces”and offers students group collaboration and hands-on learning. At Northern Borders, students takes the lead role in their learning, choosing pathways to their careers and taking college-level, credit-bearing courses starting their second year.

P-TECH is an early college high school that prepares students for the work place. The 4 to 6 year sequence emphasizes individualized pathways to completion, workplace experiences, career coaching, in-depth project-based learning and real-world experience.

How is P-TECH funded?

New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High School grant combined with a local school district tuition is paid as a per pupil fee.  A percentage of each school district’s expense is reimbursed through NYS aid.  All associated college credit costs, labs, books, etc. are covered for P-TECH students.

P-Tech students 

  • Simultaneously earn a Regents level high school diploma and an Associate’s Degree from North Country Community College at no cost to their families
  • Are motivated to learn in new and exciting ways
  • Are innovative and creative
  • Are interested in applying science, technology, engineering, and math
  • Work well in a collaborative team environment
  • Thrive in non-traditional classroom setting