Equipped for Success

Equipped for Success

Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) provide students with a seamless path from high school, to post-secondary education, to employment. In a P-TECH Academy, students earn a high school diploma and professional credentials. These include educational certificates, diplomas, and degrees. Students also engage in work-based education at every grade level, such as internships, apprenticeships, or other forms of job training programs.

With the support of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), we target thriving industries in the region, to address key workforce needs in high-demand fields. The P-TECH Model gives students an opportunity to:

  • earn an associate degree while earning their high school diploma

  • earn a two-year postsecondary certificate or industry certification

  • complete work-based training gain work experience through internships, apprenticeships, or other job training programs

  • prepare for military enlistment

Elevating the High School Experience

Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) provide students with a seamless path from high school, to post-secondary education, to employment. In a

P-TECH Academy, students earn a high school diploma and professional credentials. These include an educational certificates, diplomas, and degrees. Students also engage in work-based education at every grade level, such as internships, apprenticeships, or other forms of job training programs.

Mission & Vision

MISSION: Prepare all students with the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of our local and global workforce.

VISION: All students will be equipped to succeed in college, career, or military pathways upon graduation from Snyder High School.

Community Partnerships

Snyder P-Tech Early College High School takes pride in developing and sustaining healthy partnerships with our collegiate partners and area employers.

Students participate in workplace opportunities which include mentoring, site visits and internships — all designed to support each students’ professional and academic growth.

Development Corporation of Snyder

Scurry County EMS

Director: Jason Tyler

The Auto Clinic

Owner: Robby Jamison

Big County Electric Co-Op

General Manager/COO: Mark McClain

City of Snyder Police Badge

Police Chief: Brian Haggard

Recruitment

The planned Snyder ISD P-TECH program is not a high school only initiative. In grades PK-5 the focus will be on creating student awareness of careers in the P-TECH program. As part of the planned future expansion of the P-TECH program, identified expansion programs will also be promoted in PK-5 grades. Campuses will be evaluated on the effectiveness of awareness programs using a local accountability system.


In grades 6-8, students will have opportunities to explore P-TECH careers via career rotation classes, job shadowing opportunities, intentional field trips, and career exploration software. Students in 8th grade will have the opportunity to earn 9th grade credit in P-TECH pathways.


The annual recruitment plan includes a work/life simulation in January/February for all 8th graders with business partners offering the simulation to expose students to the importance of career and college decisions. The WBL and Academic Coordinators from High School will present all students with P-TECH options following the simulation with student planning meetings held during April with 100% of the 8th grade students being placed on a college and career prep graduation plan including needed supports based on academic data. Spring parent meetings will be held for both 8th grade parents and high school parents to maintain enrollment during March, April, and May. All information is presented digitally through district website and social media. It is also provided in both English & Spanish.


An annual summer bridge programs will be offered for TSI preparation, math and reading support as needed. Although applications and student/parent commitments are required for P-TECH participation, program enrollment is not based on past academic achievement.
The district will monitor sub-population enrollment numbers and address targeted recruiting efforts as needed in order to prevent program participation from becoming skewed in a single direction.

Online Aplication

Recruitment Timeline Graphic

Resources for Teachers

Upon your employment with Snyder ISD, all faculty receive a copy of the Navigator. The Navigator is an all-encompassing resource to help on-board our new teachers as well as provide avenues of support for any questions that may arise during your tenure at SISD. The Navigator was designed using feedback from both administrators and faculty.

View our Professional Development Calendar for extended learning opportunities.


Snyder ISD utilizes an innovative Professional Development Badge system to allow teachers to individualize their personal learning, growth, and development. See below for information on how to login. If you need assistance contact Sherrie Whittenburg, Instructional Coach.

1) To access your Edbrix dashboard, go to the appropriate URL below:

Snyder Primary School

Snyder Intermediate School

Snyder Junior High School

Snyder High School


2) Click LOGIN then click the button: SIGN IN WITH GOOGLE

You will see the pink EVAL box. Click on it and you will go to your teacher dashboard.


You can view this video if you wish to see an Edbrix introduction.


Sherrie Whittenburg 325-725-1608

Instructional Coach/ Edbrix Facilitator/ Mentor Program Coordinator

Meeting Agendas

Our recruitment and marketing tools designed through collaboration with a variety of stakeholders including our industry partners, school board members, students, parents, and faculty.

For more details on these collaborative sessions, please click here to view our Meeting Agendas.

MOUs & Articulation Agreements

Pathways

Pathways graphic

Industry Based Certifications

PROGRAMMING & SOFTWARE | JAVA Certificate/CCENT)

NETWORKING SYSTEMS | Informational Technology Certificate / CCENT

RENEWABLE ENERGY | Associate of Science and/or FAA Section 107-Pilot License

PLANT SCIENCE | Floral Design Certificate

AUTOMOTIVE | Level 1 and/or Level 2 Certification and/or ASE Certification

OIL & GAS EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION | Petroleum Certificate

WELDING | Beginning Certification

TEACHING & TRAINING | Associate of Arts in Teaching or Childhood Development - students may earn a Bachelors from Texas Tech University within one year of graduating High School

HEALTHCARE THERAPEUTIC | EMT, Phlebotomy, Pharmacy Tech, Medical Assistant

LAW ENFORCEMENT | Associate of Applied Science, Criminal Justice and/or Level 1 Certificate

Dual-Credit College Courses | Students may earn all or some credits required to complete an associate degree. Students who are enrolled in PTECH may also take college credit, up to an associate's degree, through Texas State Technical College or Western Texas College.

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Pathways in Technology

UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE TEXAS EDUCATION CODE (TEC) §§29.551-29.557 AND THE TEXAS ADMINISTRATIVE CODE (TAC) §102.1095, THE TEA DEVELOPED A DESIGNATION PROCESS FOR THE PATHWAYS IN TECHNOLOGY EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM. THIS DESIGNATION PROCESS ENSURES THAT PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS, LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCIES (LEAS), AND CHARTER SCHOOLS OPERATING P-TECH CAMPUSES MAINTAIN THE INTEGRITY OF THE MODEL, WHICH WAS RESEARCHED AND DESIGNATED TO TARGET AND SERVE STUDENTS WHO MIGHT NOT OTHERWISE ATTEND COLLEGE.

NEARLY 6,500 STUDENTS ARE SERVED BY P-TECH SCHOOLS. TEXAS IS HOME TO 62 DESIGNATED P-TECH SCHOOLS AND HAS 19 PLANNING CAMPUSES FOR THE 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR. ACCESS TO THE CCRSM INTERACTIVE MAP TO LOCATE P-TECHS ACROSS TEXAS HERE