P-TECH at Seguin High School

Engineering & Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

Prepare now for tomorrow’s in-demand jobs

Relevant work experience in a fast-growing field

Free college credits and industry certifications

Learn from industry partner Bell

Apply problem-solving principles in a mechanical world.

  • Learn the basics of engineering
  • Focus on STEM to understand the basic concepts of engineering
  • Follow love of drafting in computer-aided design
  • Turn Level I CAD technician certification into a job that averages more than $60,000 annually
  • Four-year degree in engineering average salary in Tarrant County is $105,000

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 skills-based internships
  • Receive professional mentoring from industry partner Bell
  • 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.

How to launch your P-TECH education:

  • Step 1

    Identify if P-TECH is right for your child.

  • Step 2

    Apply for P-TECH at Seguin High School during the application window.

  • Step 3

    Watch your student thrive.

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

At P-TECH at Seguin 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 program
  • 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

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 SEGUIN HIGH SCHOOL?

P-TECH at Seguin High School partners with Bell to prepare students for careers in engineering and computer-aided drafting and design, or CADD.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

For the 2023-2024 school year, incoming freshmen are eligible.

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 Seguin High School, the primary industry partner is Bell.

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. 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 cannot 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 SEGUIN P-TECH?

There is no cost to attend Seguin 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 Seguin P-TECH. Students are picked up at the traditional high school they are zoned to attend then driven to Seguin 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
Bowie P-TECH
Lamar P-TECH
Sam Houston P-TECH
STEM Academy at Martin High School

HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?

Contact Andrea Hicks, P-TECH program assistant principal by phone at 682-867-7487 or email at ahicks2@aisd.net or Aaron Jackson, Seguin P-TECH program counselor by phone at 682-867-6888 or email at ajacks14@aisd.net for more information.

Your child has an incredible path ahead.

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