P-TECH at PSLA
Jaime Perez, Ph.D.
|Work-Based Learning Coordinator
Main Office: (315) 435-4376
227 Magnolia St.
Syracuse, NY 13204
7:50 AM-2:26 PM
Syracuse P-TECH is a specialized high school housed at the Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler (PSLA) offering programs of study in either Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems or Computer Information Systems. This is a partnership with Onondaga Community College and the Manufacturer’s Association of Central New York (MACNY) in which SCSD students will have the opportunity to participate in this cohesive five or six-year program (9-14), which combines high school, college and career training.
The essential elements of Syracuse P-TECH are a focus on:
- High School Diploma and College Degree within five/six years
- Careers Awareness — Work-Based Learning experiences with business partners
- Technology Pathways—Program of study in either Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems or Computer Information Systems
How does the work-based learning component work?
Students engage in a wide variety of real-world work experiences including visits from industry experts, internships, shadow days, coaching and mentoring, part-time employment. P-TECH is aligned with our major industry partners, through our collaboration with the Manufacturer’s Association of Central New York (MACNY). Upon graduation, students will be prepared to enter a lucrative career in Computer Information Science or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems.
Key alliances make a powerful impact on the educational experience
P-TECH boasts a faculty of certified teachers using technology rich instructional tools and data systems to inform instruction. Students complete a rigorous curriculum in science, technology and math that enables them to meet all the requirements of a high school regent’s diploma. But beyond this, accredited college instructors deliver an articulated course of study that empowers students to earn an AAS degree in Computer Information Sciences & RPAS. Added to this is a host of industry partners who provide students with professional mentors and coaches, internships and paid employment opportunities for invaluable, real-world work experience. Students will learn from and work with industry experts from the American Production and Inventory Control Society, Arkwin Industries and the Long Island STEM Hub and Syracuse Tech Garden, among others.