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What is P-Tech?

P-TECH stands for 'Pathways in Technology Early College High School'.

P-TECH is a six-year program at TST BOCES centered on science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and social justice education that prepares students for careers in Computer Science and Advanced Manufacturing.

Students enter P-TECH in Grade 9, and complete college coursework at Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) throughout their career at P-TECH.

Upon completion, students will graduate with a Regents Diploma and an Associate’s Degree from Tompkins Cortland Community College at no cost to the students’ families.


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Applied Science & Technology

Students gain knowledge and practical competence in the Applied Science and Technology fields. Students are taught technical skills high-tech employers in our area need, right now.

Students in the program will learn the foundational STEM and problem-solving skills that make them an in-demand, immediately employable technician with knowledge in science, technology, and math.

Career possibilities:
Advanced manufacturing technician, Micro-Nano Fabrication, Engineering Technician

Computer Science

Students gain knowledge and practical competence in the Computer Science field allowing for a wide variety of career opportunities by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge and practice in computer programming, database, web design, hardware, operating systems and networks.

Career possibilities:
Computer support specialist, computer information systems


At P-TECH, we collaborate with families, business, and community to create fully accessible, meaningful & relevant curriculum that is culturally responsive and sustaining.  We engage in ongoing curriculum development and teacher learning, in order to ensure a fully inclusive and culturally sustaining learning environment for every student.  We collaborate with business and community partners to design genuine work-based challenges that help students learn the workplace, professional, and life skills needed for success in their industries and their lives. Student learning at P-TECH Academy is project-based and includes ongoing learning experiences.



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The application process, including opportunities for students and families to visit, has just begun, and will continue until all available slots are filled.

If you would like to schedule a visit, or to get more detailed information, please contact our School Principal, Keith Williams, at (607)844-6514 or kwilliams@tstboces.org