The Future of FalconTECH

SHS P-TECH student

For middle school students at Timberline PK-8, this year will mark an important milestone for their future. Beginning the fall of 2021, students will have the opportunity to attend a series of introductory to advanced courses in computer science and workplace learning, and will have a preferred entrance to the FalconTECH program at Skyline High School upon successful completion of the program. 

Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) is a partnership between K-12 school districts, community colleges, and industry that brings together rigorous and hands-on elements of high school, college, and the professional world all in one.

Timberline PK-8 and Skyline High School will collaborate on a pathway of courses and opportunities that will deliver the skills necessary for middle school students to be successful in FalconTECH at Skyline. 

“Our goal for our students while enrolled in Pathway to FalconTECH is that they acquire skills – skills such as communication, collaboration, time management, leadership, responsibility, curiosity, and workplace learning skills,” shared Kerin McClure, principal, Timberline PK-8. “We want to prepare our students so they gain an understanding of the many opportunities and career paths open to them through enrollment in the FalconTech program at Skyline High School.” 

Beginning with an introduction to P-TECH in sixth grade, seventh and eighth grade students have the choice to enter the pathway and complete advanced courses in computer science, workplace learning, and P-TECH US History. Pathway to FalconTECH students will receive multiple mentorship opportunities with Skyline High School P-TECH students throughout the year as well as visits with industry partners. 

For more information on the Pathway to FalconTECH program at Timberline PK-8, please contact Kerin McClure, Principal, at mcclure_kerin@svvsd.org or 303-772-7900.