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MISSION STATEMENT:

KHS P-TECH Academy will provide all students the opportunity to earn College Credit and graduate with both a High School diploma and an Associate Degree from Kilgore College. 

 

DECLARLARACION de la MISION:

Academia KHS P-TECH proporcionará a todos los estudiantes la oportunidad de obtener crédito universitario graduarse con un diploma de escuela secundaria y un grado asociado de Kilgore College.

What is P-TECH:

 

In June of 2018, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) implemented the new Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools and Industry Cluster and Innovative Academies (P-TECH/ICIA) design Blueprint.  Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) provide students with a seamless path from high school, to post-secondary education, to employment. In a P-TECH Academy, students earn a high school diploma and work credentials, including certifications and licenses, and education credentials, which include educational certificates, diplomas, and degrees. They also engage in work-based education at every grade level, such as internships, apprenticeships, or other forms of job training programs.

 

A Year of Planning:

 

In the summer of 2018, TEA authorized Kilgore Independent School District (KISD) to begin the planning process to implement an official P-TECH Academy.  During this 2018-2019 school year, many stakeholders have come together and through the assistance of a TEA provided contractor, Educate Texas, much work has been accomplished.  Listed below are the outcomes of our initial efforts as we have worked through and continue to work through the P-TECH Blueprint.

Benchmark 01: School Design

Benchmark 02: Target Population

Benchmark 03: Strategic Alliances

Benchmark 04: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Benchmark 05: Work-Based Learning

Benchmark 06: Student Support