SVVSD outpacing state peers in career-focused P-TECH program

St.Vrain Valley School District, with 284 students enrolled over the past five years and an additional 35 starting this fall, has the highest enrollment in Pathways in Technology Early College High School programs in Colorado.

The P-TECH program allows students to simultaneously earn a two-year postsecondary degree in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, field while gaining real-world workplace experiences through mentorships and internships and working toward their high school diplomas. 

The nationwide program includes 161 high schools, 81 community colleges and 294 industry partners across the U.S. who provide students the opportunity to “develop skills and competencies that will translate directly to competitive careers,” according to the P-TECH website.