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Welcome to P-TECH!

Now serving three classes of students, P-TECH continues to chart new territory in the reform of secondary and postsecondary education in the United States. As the first school in the nation that connects high school, college, and the world of work through college and industry partnerships, we are pioneering a new vision for college and career readiness and success. With a unique 9-14 model, the goal for our diverse, unscreened student population is 100% completion of an associate degree within six years. Read Principal Rashid Davis' October 2012 update: Where We Are Now.

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2014/2015 School Year Starts
August 28th
"College Classes"  
 
First Day of "High School" Classes
  
 First day of school
                       Thursday, September 4th 2014 (8 AM) 

Saturday Academy & S.A.T Prep 
P-Tech Saturday Academy will begin on Saturday, May 3rd 2014. 
All students are required to attend the academy to prepare for the June Regents Exams
 Start Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
All  Legacy Students are required to attend S.A.T Prep
Starting at 8:45 AM - 1:00 PM  
 
 Saturday Enrichment
 

Enrichment and Evening School
Our Enrichment and Evening School programs will begin on Monday, March 31. 2014 
 
Enrichment will start at 4:30 PM - 6:30PM ( Mon-Thurs)  
Evening School will run until 7:30PM ( Mon- Thurs)  
 
Enrichment is a student driven space where students can get help with lessons, projects and homework. During Evening School we offer credit bearing courses which will count toward graduation. In order to participate in Evening School, students have to register with their guidance counselor. 
  

 P-TECH "OPEN HOUSE" DATES 
 
Information Session

 
New York to take P-TECH statewide  
 
In August of this year, Governor Cuomo announced plans to replicate the model of our school in 16 locations around the state. This is the latest affirmation of the efficacy of public-private partnerships in transforming public education in New York and around the country.

 
P-TECH in the State of the Union 
 
Obama praises P-TECH in State of the Union
 
President Obama discusses P-TECH in his 2013 State of the Union speech, praising the model for the way it prepares students for a 21st century economy, enhancing American competitiveness.
 

 City Champions!
 
Girls X-Country  
Congratulations to the girls cross-country team on an exceptional performance during the fall 2012 season, which culminated in a gold medal for Amanda Crawford in the freshman race. A strong sign of success for Paul Robeson's track future!
 

 
On the Blog: Ms. Seifullah on Citizen IBM!
 
One of our wonderful math teachers at P-TECH, Ms. Seifullah writes on Citizen IBM about her perspective on teaching as well as her own journey from a STEM school in Brooklyn to the corporate world and back to education. 
 

 
P-TECH on ABC 7
 

 
Hands-on Learning Happens Here
 
Students worked with their IBM mentors to build and launch balloon-powered rockets, at this event we put together as part of National Engineers Week 2012. Thanks to City Atlas for the great photo!
 
 

 

 
The Best is Yet to Come...
 
Track relay team
 
At the last meet of 2011, the freshman 4x200 relay team earned the first gold medal of the year for the Robeson campus! P-TECH students (L-R) Rushawn Tyne, Kiambu Gall, Tahmel Anderson and Davon Wilkinson set a blazing pace to earn the gold against fierce competition in only their second meet of the year. With our own Coach Griffiths at the helm, this could be the start of big things for the boys track team in 2012, and beyond. Congratulations!
 

 
We're on CNN!
 
Over 100 IBMers visited P-TECH on October 14 for our mentoring kickoff event, and CNN was there to cover it. Take a look!
 
Thanks to CNN for the great piece, and thanks to the IBMers who have volunteered to mentor our students.
 

Media Coverage

  • President Obama on P-TECH

    Posted by Will Ehrenfeld at 9/29/2011
    At minute 47 of the clip below, President Obama speaks about the partnership between New York City and IBM - we like to call it P-TECH!
     
     
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  • More Media Attention

    Posted by Will Ehrenfeld at 9/27/2011
    In the past few days, Mayor Bloomberg has promoted P-TECH multiple times as part of the Education Nation summit, hosted by NBC in New York City. We'll post the video when it's available, but for now, read the article, and the text of his remarks is below.
     

    “Last year, I also talked about how we would form some new partnerships with businesses, nonprofits, and universities to more directly connect our students to colleges and careers — and we have done that. One great example I wanted to share with you is what we call P-Tech, the new Pathways in Technology High School that we created jointly with I.B.M. and the City University of New York, which opened its doors this year. This groundbreaking public school runs from grade 9 to grade 14. You may have noticed two extra grades in there, and that’s because students at P-Tech will learn the traditional core subjects, and also receive an education in computer science and complete two years of college work. When they graduate from grade 14 with an Associate’s Degree and a qualified record, they will be first in line for jobs with I.B.M., something that is really important in this day and age to all our kids.

    “The students at P-Tech will also help us further another of our long-term goals: to diversify our local economy by supporting industries that have the potential to grow and expand here."

     
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  • Mayor Bloomberg on Meet the Press

    Posted by Will Ehrenfeld at 9/25/2011
    Take a look at this clip of the Mayor on Meet the Press with David Gregory. He mentions P-TECH as the manifestation of the city's goal to graduate students who are ready for college and careers.
     

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