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Aldine ISD Is Expanding College Opportunities

Aldine ISD Is Expanding College Opportunities for Students
Posted on 02/10/2019

Rose M. Avalos Pathways in Technology Early College High (P-TECH) School will open in August 2019. Current eighth-graders seeking admission to the 2019-2020 school year must complete the online application by Feb. 28. Seats are limited. Apply today!

This is an architectural rendering of the East Aldine Town Center. Lone Star College-East Aldine Campus and Rose Avalos P-TECH School will share the facility. Avalos P-TECH School is accepting applications from current eighth-grade students for the freshman class of 2019-2020.

Aldine ISD is multiplying opportunities for high school students to earn a college degree and be career ready at no personal cost to their families in a partnership with the Lone Star Community College System (LSCCS) and industry partners. Through these partnerships, AISD will open Avalos P-TECH School just in time for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. The school will share space with Lone Star College-East Aldine Campus, which is located on an 80,000-square-foot-site at the East Aldine Town Center (2430 Aldine Mail Rte. Houston, TX 77039).

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Students who attend will be dual enrolled in high school and college courses through LSCCS starting their ninth grade year. By the end of their senior year, students will graduate with a high school diploma, an associate’s degree, and workforce certificates.

Due to the focus on college readiness and programs of study, Avalos P-TECH School will not offer UIL activities such as athletics, band, choir, etc. P-TECH School students may not take part in such activities at another Aldine ISD campus.

Students will have access to mentors, internships, workforce skill workshops, and job shadowing from across their industry of interest.

Superintendent LaTonya M. Goffney believes that the opening of Avalos P-TECH is another opportunity to give Aldine ISD students a choice in how they complete K-12 education in Aldine. Students will choose one of four career pathways and take courses that provide the academic, technical and workplace skills.

“With the P–TECH model, we will bring the brightest educators and experienced industry leaders together,” said Goffney. “This model ensures that we prepare our students for well–paying careers once they graduate high school.”

6 Great Reasons to Go to Avalos P-TECH School

  • Earn an Associate of Applied Science degree tuition-free while in high school
  • Earn up to 60 hours of tuition-free college credit as a high school student
  • Eliminate thousands of dollars in college tuition costs by earning college credit hours while in high school
  • Enter the job market with work-ready skills upon completion of high school

Note: Avalos P-TECH School will not offer UIL activities such as athletics, band, choir, etc. P-TECH students may not take part in such activities at another Aldine ISD campus.

How Does P-TECH Work?

In collaboration with industry partners and LSCCS, the school will offer four program study options and degree plans for students.

Programs of Study

program_cisco.jpgComputer & Digital Technology

Cisco Network Analyst: The Cisco Networking Academy teaches students both the fundamentals and advanced techniques of Cisco networking. Through Lone Star College’s Cisco programs, students also learn collaboration and problem-solving skills through hands-on activities and network simulations. Upon completion of these programs, students have the practical knowledge they need to enter the workforce and be successful in a number of global industries.

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Inspection Certificate Level 1: Spacecraft, aircraft, trains, pipelines, power plants, turbines, naval ships, submarines, and all manner of bridges and construction equipment require non-destructive testing (NDT). The testing is used to determine tightness or soundness that they are defect free. The Lone Star AAS Inspection degree provides training and in-depth coverage of the American Welding Society (AWS) and American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) codes for structural welding and pressure vessel fabrication together with preparation for the AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) examination.

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Paralegal Studies: Degrees and certificates in paralegal studies are available for students wishing to pursue a professional career as a paralegal/legal assistant. The goal of the program is to prepare students to perform effectively in a variety of legal settings and to readily adapt to changes in the legal environment. The program offers an associate of applied science degree and a certificate in paralegal studies.

Aldine-ISD-Hinojosa-Early-Childhood-Prekindergarten-Center-Teacher-Jill-Charrier-Image-2-300x194.jpgTeaching Degrees & Certifications

Associate of Arts in Teaching: Students interested in acquiring knowledge and skills in the field of education can take the courses offered in the Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) Program. Courses within the program align with the State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Standards. The degree plan satisfies the core requirements for baccalaureate programs at Texas four-year institutions.

Apply Today!

The online application must be filled out in its entirety by a parent with custodial authority or a legal guardian and the student. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

To be considered, completed applications must be received by February 28, 2019. For more information, call (281) 985-2100.