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District to host open house events for Early College High School and P-TECH programs (10/21/2019)

All 8th grade students and their families are invited to attend


FORT BEND ISD (October 21, 2019) – Fort Bend ISD will host several open house events for its Early College High School and P-TECH (Pathways in Technology) Early College High School programs, open to all FBISD eighth-grade students and their families.


The Early College High School (ECHS) model at Marshall High School is a blend of high school and college coursework that give students the opportunity to earn up to 60 hours, or two years, of tuition-free college credit while earning a high school diploma. This model increases college readiness, providing rigorous instruction and coursework as well as academic and social support.


The P-TECH model is designed to ensure that high school curriculum focuses on workforce needs and partnerships that support students in obtaining credentials, degrees and certificates. With the support of Educate Texas and the Texas Education Agency (TEA), participating schools target thriving industries in their region to address key workforce pathways in high-demand fields. FBISD offers the following programs:


Hightower High School

Pathway A – Health Information Technology (HIT); Degree Plan: AAS Health Information Technology; Certificate: Health Information Technology – Analysis and Coding


Pathway B – Histologic Technician (HT); Degree Plan: AAS Histologic Technician; Certificate: Histotechnologist


Willowridge High School

Pathway – Computer Science; Degree Plan: AAS Computer Programming (Applications Development); Certificates: Java Specialization Certificate Level 1, Mobile Application Developer Certificate Level 2; Web Application Developer Certificate Level 2


Open House Events

Early College High School

October 28, 2019; 6 to 8 p.m.

Marshall High School (1220 Buffalo Run, Missouri City, 77489)


P-TECH at Hightower High School

November 5, 2019; 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Hightower High School (3333 Hurricane Lane, Missouri City, 77459)


P-TECH at Willowridge High School

November 12, 2019; 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Willowridge High School (16301 Chimney Rock, Houston, 77053)


Application process for 2020-21 school year

The application window for the Early College High School and Pathways in Technology programs will open on November 1, 2019 and close on January 10, 2020. Interested students must reside within the Fort Bend ISD attendance zone at the time of application. Students will apply through Skyward, and parents must also approve the application through Family Access after students have completed their application. There is also a paper application available to students not currently enrolled in a FBISD school. These applications can be picked up at the high school of the program of choice.


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