P-Tech @ ITC

Donna Formica


James Natoli
Vice Principal

DASA Coordinators:

James Natoli
Laurie Grulich

Contact Information:

Main Office: (315) 435-4300
Guidance Office: (315) 435-4004
Nurse's Office: (315) 435-6240

School Address:

258 East Adams St.
Syracuse, NY 13202

School Hours:

7:50 AM-2:26 PM


Vision:  We are a Technical Institute for the 21st Century.

Mission:  To develop academically successful and socially responsible citizens who are fully prepared to take on the challenges of college and careers in the 21st Century.
  • By the end of the 2016-17 school year, 90% of students in 2013 Cohort will graduate and the percent of graduates earning Advanced Designation will increase to 18%.
  • By the end of the school year, 75% of lesson plans will incorporate effective student engagement practices, such as higher-order thinking questions, think-pair-share, socratic seminar, etc. resulting in opportunities for students to engage in dialogue/discourse with one another at least twice during instruction as measured by lesson plan checks and walkthroughs.
  • 100% of core and CTE teachers will follow the school-wide data analysis process to identify strengths and need, to create and submit action plan in response to the data to admin team and coach for feedback and monitoring a minimum of quarterly.
  • By the end of the school year, 75% of teachers will implement student engagement practices, such as higher-order thinking questions, think-pair-share, socratic seminar, etc. resulting in 80% students engaging in dialogue/discourse with one another in alignment with lesson objective at least twice during instruction as measured by walkthroughs and formal observations.
  • By final survey administration, 85% of students will report an increase in positive responses from baseline on school-developed culture and climate survey that focuses on the target areas (i.e. bullying, safety,).
  • Increase reciprocal communication methods from 2015-16  School Year, and adjust the Family/Community Event Calendar and information nights schedule by November based on the results as evidenced by the school calendar posted on the website.

School News
ITC Students Partner with OHA, Everson to Organize Exhibition: Thanks to guidance from a historical curator, the Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) and the Everson Museum, ITC Participation in Government students had a unique opportunity to help curate an exhibition at the OHA Museum.   Former SCSD teacher Qiana Kiane, now at the Everson Museum of Art, visited with Social Studies teacher Mrs. Argus’ students regularly to help prepare for the exhibition.   To begin, students learned about American culture through the generations – ... more >>
High School Counselor Feature: Natasha Santiago, ITC: “Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if I had a cubicle job where I crunched numbers all day,” ITC School Counselor Natasha Santiago said. “But I just can’t imagine doing that! This is so rewarding, and I feel like I can make a real difference here.”   Ms. Santiago has worked as a school counselor in the SCSD since 2007 – first at Corcoran, and since 2010, at ITC.   “I look forward to coming to work every day,” she explained. ... more >>
Third Annual SCSD CTE Expo Highlights Unique High School Program Offerings: Eighth graders throughout the SCSD had the opportunity to see firsthand all 24 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs that will be open to them as high school students, thanks to the third annual SCSD CTE Expo.   Hosted by current CTE students, the Expo allowed eighth graders to experience specialized programs of study ranging from Culinary Arts and Computer Forensics to Fire/Rescue, Drone Technology, Pre-Engineering and more. The CTE Expo was intended to help the eighth grade students ... more >>
ITC Diversity Chat Connects Students: In a computer lab at ITC, students from Bosnia, Guatemala, Burma, Kenya and other countries – including the United States – gather for Diversity Chat.   “There has been a long-running civil war in Burma,” one student explained. “But it’s very pretty. I miss it there – it’s been eight years since I’ve seen it.”   “What I love about Kenya is that the people are more open, and they have a beautiful culture,” ... more >>
ITC Teen Institute Achieves Goal!: ITC Teen Institute members’ No. 1 goal from this year’s annual conference was to raise awareness about drunk and distracted driving among the school’s 9 th -graders.   Consider the goal achieved!   Last week the Teen Institute students split into two teams and led the ninth-graders in icebreaker and awareness activities about drunk and distracted driving.  50 students signed pledges that they would speak up if the driver of the car they are in is texting ... more >>

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