Frederick High’s first P-TECH students meet industry mentors

By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Times-Call

Frederick High School recently gave the 31 students in the school’s first Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools, or P-TECH, class the opportunity to spend a morning getting to know their mentors.

The 35 mentors are from the school’s industry partners — Agilent Technologies in Boulder and Frederick, Tolmar in Windsor and AveXis in Longmont — and agreed to help the students through the P-TECH program.

The workforce readiness program combines high school with two years of community college. Frederick, where the focus is on focus is on biomedical sciences, is the district’s second P-TECH location.

St. Vrain was chosen by the state in 2015 to be one of first two school districts to offer P-TECH. The district’s first P-TECH program, at Longmont’s Skyline High School, is a partnership with Front Range Community College and IBM.