• The Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) shall establish school structures and policies, regularly convene leadership teams, and ensure adequate staff capacity for the successful implementation and sustainability of the P-TECH program. 


  • 1.6: Leadership Team Strategic Priorities

    1.6: Leadership Team Strategic Priorities

    The P-TECH shall establish a leadership team that includes high-level personnel from the school district, campus, business/industry, and institution of higher education (IHE) with decision-making authority who meet regularly and report to each organization. The leadership team shall develop long-term strategic priorities for the P-TECH program along with a work plan for how to achieve programmatic goals in coordination with district and campus improvement planning. Regularly scheduled meetings—in person and/or virtual—must address the following topics:
    a. Establish and maintain the role each member will play in the design, governance, operations, accountability, curriculum development, professional development, outreach, sustainability, and continuous monitoring and improvement of the P-TECH
    b. Collectively develop an MOU and review annually for necessary revisions
    c. Share responsibility (between the school district, business/industry partners, and the IHE) for meeting annual outcomes-based measures and providing annual reports to their district and IHE boards, as well as to the public
    d. Monitor progress on meeting the Blueprint design elements, including reviewing formative data to ensure the P-TECH is on-track to meet outcomes-based measures
    e. Guide mid-course corrections as needed

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  • 1.7: Leadership Key Roles

    1.7: Leadership Key Roles

    The leadership team shall include leaders from the district, campus, business/industry partner, and IHE who have decision-making authority to execute changes toward this end

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  • 1.8: P-TECH Staff

    1.8: P-TECH Staff

    P-TECH staff shall include the following:
    a. A P-TECH leader who has authority over course and instructor scheduling, staff and faculty hiring, and budget development
    b. An IHE liaison with decision-making authority who interacts directly and frequently (in-person or virtually) with the P-TECH leader
    c. A business/industry partner liaison with decision making authority who interacts directly and frequently (in person or virtually) with P-TECH leader and the dual credit provider
    d. Highly-qualified P-TECH teachers who work directly with the P-TECH students, which may include high school faculty who must meet faculty requirements that are set by the regional accrediting association of the community college and/or university to teach college-level courses, instructors for virtual college courses, and instructors for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses
    e. Highly-qualified P-TECH high school counselor who collaborates directly and frequently with the IHE advisor or liaison to support P-TECH students. The P-TECH counselor and IHE advisor shall jointly support P-TECH students through IHE course registration and shall monitor high school and college courses and transcripts to ensure programmatic requirements for both the high school and IHE are met

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  • 1.9: P-TECH Staff Professional Development

    1.9: P-TECH Staff Professional Development

    The P-TECH shall implement an annual professional development plan (i.e, calendar of events/ activities) for teachers and staff, focused on research-based instructional strategies for increasing rigor and college- and career-readiness, that is based on needs assessment of student data, and includes both high school and dual credit teachers. Professional development should include, but is not limited to the following:
    a. A mentoring and induction program for newly hired staff, providing them with the instructional and interpersonal skills and capacities needed for success in a P-TECH
    b. Faculty opportunities for P-TECH teachers and higher-education faculty to receive extensive support through regularly scheduled formative peer observations and collaboration opportunities with feeder pattern focus group and/or IHE faculty
    c. An externship program to expose teachers, counselors, and/or administrators to experiences in careers in the pathways identified by the P-TECH
    d. Opportunities for joint training among P-TECH and higher-education college advisors and faculty (e.g., course requirements and addressing layered wrap-around supports for students)

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  • Advisory Board

    Advisory Board

    The P-TECH shall establish an Advisory Board that meets regularly and includes representatives
    from a variety of stakeholders such as school board, community, economic development
    partners, relevant industry subject matter experts for program pathways, and the IHE to provide
    support and guidance to the P-TECH in resource acquisition, curriculum development, work-based
    learning, and student/community outreach to ensure a successful academic and career pipeline.

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