This powerful New York Times article about Pathways in Technology High School has been making the rounds today, and with good reason: It highlights one of the state's most innovative early college high school programs.
From reporter Al Baker: "By 2017, the first wave of students of P-Tech—Pathways in Technology Early College High School—is expected to emerge with associate’s degrees in applied science in computer information systems or electromechanical engineering technology, following a course of studies developed in consultation with I.B.M.
'I mean, in 10th grade, doing college work?' said Monesia McKnight, 15, as she sat in an introduction to computer systems course taught by a college professor. 'How great is that?'"
Pretty great, indeed!
Earlier this year, our team visited P-Tech to see that great work in action. In addition to learning about the model collaboration that gave rise to the school—a partnership between IBM, the City University of New York and the New York City Department of Education—we observed a couple of classroom lessons and chatted with some P-Tech students.
Click below to hear more from one of these students, Alec Miller.