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. 

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

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. The P-TECH Blueprint provides foundational principles and standards for innovative partnerships with colleges, universities and industry.

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.

For the 2022-2023 school year, incoming freshmen and first-semester sophomores.

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.

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

Students can apply online at Arlington ISDs Specialized Programs page or P-TECH at Bowie High School. Applications will be available starting at noon on Nov. 1, 2021, and must be submitted by Jan. 28, 2022, at 5 p.m. Students and parents must fill out the application completely and then the selection process will begin and can include student and parent interviews and parent information sessions.

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

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.

Residents outside of Arlington ISD boundaries will be offered admission after all Arlington ISD residents have been placed.

A notification will be sent via e-mail on March 7, 2022, to the e-mail address provided on the application form. Parents will have until Thursday, March 10, 2022, to respond.

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.

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.

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

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

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