Royse City ISD is excited to introduce the Royse City College & Career Academy Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program at Royse City High School, beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. This year is a designated planning year by the Texas Education Agency.
Applications will be open to all current 8th grade students in the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.
The programs of study currently offered in the P-TECH program include an Associate of Science in Allied Health, and certifications in Certified Nurse Aide and Emergency Medical Technician.
What is P-TECH?
The Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) model is designed to ensure the high school curriculum focuses on workforce needs and partnerships that support students in obtaining credentials, degrees and certificates. With the support of Educate Texas and the Texas Education Agency (TEA), participating schools target thriving industries in their region, to address key workforce pathways in high-demand fields. The P-TECH Model course of study gives students an opportunity to:
Earn an associate degree while earning their high school diploma
Earn a two-year postsecondary certificate or industry certification
Complete work-based training
Gain work experience through internships, apprenticeships, or other job training programs
About Our School
Royse City College & Career Academy Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program gives students the opportunity to earn college credit, receive industry certifications, and participate in work-based training at no cost to students. Through partnerships with Paris Junior College, Texas A&M-Commerce, and local businesses, P-TECH students gain hands-on experience, learn technical skills, and can earn postsecondary credentials while earning their high school diploma.
Early College High Schools will:
- Create a means to higher education for first-generation college-going students
- Provide dual credit at not cost to students
- Increase college attendance and success rates for all students
- Offer rigorous instruction and accelerated courses
- Provide academic and social support services to help students succeed
- Increase college readiness, and
- Reduce barriers to college access
Dear Students and Families,
Welcome to Royse City College & Career Academy Pathways in Technology Early College High School! The RCCCA was founded to meet the needs of our community and provide students an opportunity to earn an associate degree, complete an industry based certification, and experience first hand work-based learning in the field of health care, while still enrolled in high school.
I wish you all a robust high school and college experience at RCCCA! I hope your journey through academic excellence is fulfilling and you meet challenges head on, with a deep desire to succeed! I am proud of you, and wish you the best! It’s great to be a Bulldog!