The P-TECH admissions application is open to students who are completing the 8th grade and will be promoted to the 9th grade for the 2020-2021 school year. Students interested in enrolling in P-TECH must commit to completing one of the Architectural Design or Automotive Technology pathways offered at Duncanville High School, in partnership with Mountain View College and Cedar Valley College. Enrollment is limited and incomplete applications will not be considered.
For more information, please visit the P-TECH website at www.duncanvilleisd.org/ptech or contact Kasey Yanna (email@example.com) or Shalontae Payne (firstname.lastname@example.org).
P-TECH Admissions Policy Statement
The Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) at Duncanville High School has an open enrollment admissions policy and adheres to the Duncanville Independent School District’s Nondiscrimination Policy outlined in FB (Legal). The school also adheres to the Texas Education Agency’s P-TECH blueprint, which requires that enrollment decisions not be based on state assessment scores, discipline history, teacher recommendation, parent or student essays, minimum grade point average (GPA), or other criteria that create barriers for student enrollment.
To maintain P-TECH designation status, the P-TECH shall identify, recruit, and enroll subpopulations of at-risk students (as defined by the Public Education Information Management System), including, but not limited to, students who are of limited English proficiency, students with disabilities, and students who have failed a state-administered assessment. The P-TECH shall identify, recruit, and enroll subpopulations that are historically underrepresented in college courses (e.g., first-generation college goers, students of low socioeconomic status, and students who identify as African American, Hispanic, or Native American). If the P-TECH has more applicants than available space for admissions, a weighted lottery system will be used that favors students who are at risk or who are part of the targeted subpopulations for the P-TECH.
Parent and Student Commitment
Before completing the application for admission, students and parents should be willing to commit to the following items if the student enrolls into the P-TECH program:
❏ The student will adhere to all rules and policies established by Duncanville High School and its partner colleges.
❏ The student will devote the necessary amount of effort and time to complete one of the Architectural Design or Automotive Technology P-TECH graduation plans with the goal of earning an associate degree, postsecondary certificate, and/or industry certification while completing high school.
❏ The student and parent/guardian understands that when the student enrolls in a dual credit course, he/she is a Duncanville High School student and a college student. The grades earned in dual credit courses will be added to the student’s high school transcript and college transcript and the student’s collegiate grade point average (GPA) will stay with the student after high school.
❏ The student and parent/guardian understands that if the student fails a dual credit course and chooses to retake the course, the student may be responsible for paying the cost of tuition and any related fees to retake the course.
❏ The parent/guardian supports the student’s decision to participate in the P-TECH Program and understands that satisfactory progress, demonstrated self-discipline, and regular attendance is an expectation for all students in the P-TECH Program. The parent/guardian agrees to support the student in these efforts.
Application for Admissions Timeline
Application for Admission for Entering 9th Graders STUDENT INFORMATION
IMPORTANT: An accurate email and phone number are essential for receiving communication in regard to the application process. Please verify that you entered a correct email and phone number above.
PARENT/GUARDIAN AGREEMENT OF SUPPORTParent/Guardian, please read each statement below and check the box to signify your understanding and agreement.
Agreement 1 - I understand my student is applying for an accelerated program and will enroll in advanced courses if accepted to the program. I can expect my student to have homework daily. Agreement 2 - I will ensure my child arrives at school on time and remains until dismissal from school, daily. Agreement 3 - I will ensure my child attends mandatory tutoring when required by teachers and/or administrators. Agreement 4 - I will participate in the education of my child and attend parent conferences when requested. Agreement 5 - I will communicate with the school any problems that could affect my child’s performance or behavior. Agreement 6 - I will support the school and district code of conduct by ensuring that my student is in dress code and wearing their student ID badge. I will also ensure that my student comes prepared with school materials daily (binder, paper, pens, pencils, backpack, etc.) Agreement 7 - I understand that if my student does not meet all the requirements of the P-TECH program, he/she will be placed on probation. I understand that failure to meet expectations during the probationary period will result in my student's dismissal from the program. Agreement 8 - I understand that if my student is accepted to the P-TECH program, we will be required to attend a Parent/Student Orientation together and my student must attend a Summer Bridge Program.