P-TECH at Bowie High School – Health Science

Prepare now for tomorrow’s in-demand jobs.

Relevant work experience in a fast-growing field 

Free college credits and industry certifications 

First in line for interviews with industry partners 

A stimulating career that makes a difference for others is yours.

Learn about central sterile processing, opthamology and pharmacy tech

Understand that health science doesn’t always mean working in a hospital

Find out about the business end of the medical industry by studying health information systems

Mentor and intern with Medical City Arlington, Arlington ISD’s Health Science professional partner

In addition to all of the unique P-TECH offerings, your child can also participate in traditional high school activities such as athletics, fine arts and extracurricular clubs and organizations.  

When your child completes the P-TECH program, they’ll be confident and ready for college or fully prepared for a great career.  

P-TECH is free for ALL Arlington ISD students and those enrolling from outside of the district. 

A P-TECH program offers your child everything they need to explore their passions.

Earn a high school diploma, up to 60 hours of FREE college credit from Tarrant County College and industry certifications
Gain relevant
work experience in a
fast-growing field
Receive academic and social supports in a strategic and individualized fashion from professional staff members
Participate in mentoring and skills-based internships with Medical City Arlington
Develop soft skills needed for college and career success

65% of kids starting school today will work in jobs that don’t exist now. Prepare for this new reality today.   

Make a seamless transition from high school to college or an in-demand career.  

We understand that the choice to give your child a unique education is a big one.  

At P-TECH at Bowie High School, students receive all the benefits of the Arlington ISD whole-child education,
plus an opportunity to nurture their passions. 

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Arlington ISD P-TECH staff are committed to helping your child succeed.

  • Automatic enrollment in AVID
  • Tutoring and test preparations tailored for each student
  • P-TECH peer support groups
  • Frequent check-ins from counselors and staff
  • Summer bridge programming offered
  • Application assistance provided
  • Free transportation from hub locations across the district

Your child has an incredible path ahead.

A P-TECH education will provide them with opportunities to change the world. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS P-TECH?

Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) are innovative open-enrollment high schools that allow students least likely to attend college an opportunity to receive both a high school diploma and a credential and/or an associate degree. The hallmark of the P-TECH model is its career focus and work-based education with innovative partnerships with colleges, universities and industry.

WHAT IS THE FOCUS OF P-TECH AT BOWIE HIGH SCHOOL?

P-TECH at Bowie High School partners with Medical City Arlington to prepare students for careers in Health Sciences. Students can select from four fields of study including Pharmacy Technician, Central Sterile Processing, Health Information Systems or Ophthalmology.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

For the 2023-2024 school year, incoming freshmen and first-semester sophomores.

HOW DO INDUSTRY PARTNERS IMPACT THE STUDENT LEARNING EXPERIENCE?

Industry partners serve as a core component of the P-TECH model. Through this partnership, students can get work-based industry experience that includes mentoring, site visits, speeches, project days and internships. At Bowie High School, the primary industry partner is Medical City Arlington.

ARE THERE PREREQUISITES?

No, but students must complete an application and participate in the Summer Bridge program.

HOW DO I APPLY AND WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?

Students can apply online at Arlington ISDs Specialized Programs page or Bowie High School P-TECH. Applications will be available starting at noon on Oct. 25, 2022, and must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2023. Students and parents must fill out the application completely and then the selection process will begin. Parent information sessions will be posted on the specialized programs page.

WILL STUDENTS BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN AP AND IB COURSES?

The P-TECH academies will provide embedded opportunities for students to participate in dual credit, IB and AP courses.

WHAT IS DUAL CREDIT?

Dual credit courses allow high school students to enroll in college courses for credit while still in high school. College credits earned through dual credit can be applied toward high school and college graduation and can be transferred to other colleges or universities.

DO YOU ACCEPT OUT-OF-DISTRICT STUDENTS?

Residents outside of Arlington ISD boundaries will be offered admission after all Arlington ISD residents have been placed. Students can’t transfer into a specialized program.

WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I WAS ACCEPTED?

A notification will be sent via email at noon on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, to the e-mail address provided on the application form. Parents will have until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, to respond.

IS THERE A COST TO ATTEND BOWIE P-TECH?

There is no cost to attend Bowie P-TECH. P-TECH is free for all Arlington ISD students and those enrolling from outside of the district.

IS THERE TRANSPORTATION?

Yes, there are school buses that travel to and from each traditional high school in the district on each school day to Bowie P-TECH. Students are picked up at the traditional high school they are zoned to attend then driven to Bowie each day. They ride the bus back to the traditional high school each afternoon.
Transportation is not provided for out-of-district students.

WILL I HAVE TO PAY TUITION FOR COLLEGE-LEVEL CLASSES?

No. Tuition is waived for students enrolled and textbooks will be provided to all students free of charge.

WHEN WILL STUDENTS START TAKING COLLEGE-LEVEL CLASSES?

Students will begin taking college-level classes during their freshman year, then begin taking more classes as they progress through high school.

CAN MY CHILD PLAY SPORTS OR PARTICIPATE IN FINE ARTS WHILE AT THIS SCHOOL?

Yes. In addition to all the unique P-TECH offerings, your child can also participate in traditional high school activities such as athletics, fine arts and extracurricular clubs and organizations.

Are students able to re-apply if they were not accepted as a freshman?

Students cannot reapply as they move through their sophomore, junior, and senior years. The curriculum students engage with includes high school and dual credit courses, which are rigorous and fast-paced. Accepting students outside these cohorts is difficult because the courses are in a particular sequence or path.

ARE THERE OTHER SCHOOLS I CAN GO TO IF I DON’T GET INTO THIS ONE?

Yes, a student can apply to other programs.
Arlington Collegiate High School
Arlington College and Career High School
Lamar P-TECH
Sam Houston P-TECH
Seguin P-TECH
STEM Academy at Martin High School

HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?

Contact Brandi Johnson, P-TECH program assistant principal by phone at 682-867-4405 or email at bjohns22@aisd.net, or Teresa Sandoval, Bowie P-TECH program counselor by phone at 682-867-4498 or email at tsandova@aisd.net for more information.