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Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH)
at Joppatowne High School


The P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) Program combines the best elements of high school, college, and work-based learning. Students are immersed in high school as well as college courses while working in the field of Computer Information Systems or Cyber Security. The program empowers students to pursue advanced education and to be financially successful in a global economy. The program meets the needs of every high school student who wishes to graduate from high school with a free college degree in either four, five, or six years. It is offered at Joppatowne High School in partnership with Harford Community College and the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command on Aberdeen Proving Ground, offering students paid internships and individualized mentorship throughout their educational journey. The program is open-source meaning any rising ninth grader may apply.