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P-TECH Academies


    Opened in the fall of 2022, the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) brings together the best elements of high school, college, and the professional world. Through our dynamic programs, Bastrop ISD seeks to meet the needs of our developing workforce and prepare students for high-wage and in-demand jobs—as early as the day after they graduate high school.

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  • Advanced Manufacturing Academy

    Offered at Cedar Creek High School, AMA students explore a future in a competitive field, earn a Production Technician Certification, and more.

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  • Health Science Academy 

    Offered at Bastrop High School, HSA students get a step up in the healthcare field, obtain a Pharmacy Technician Certification, and more.

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  • Get a head start on your career.

    • Small class sizes allow for more individualized support and mentorship from teachers.
    • Work-based learning opportunities connect students with business professionals to grow their network and resume.
    • The cohort model increases performance in core classes and appreciation for all things learned in school.



    Learn our 6 key principles.

    1. P-TECH is an innovative public school model offering a seamless pathway from high school to career.
    2. P-TECH high school and college level courses are embedded into students' existing high school schedule
    3. P-TECH academies are open enrollment for all BISD students who are rising 9th graders
    4. P-TECH academies provide yearly opportunities for relevant and engaging work-place learning 
    5. P-TECH programming is entirely cost free
    6. P-TECH program completers are first in line for interviews with BISD partner employers


Admission Process

  • Find out how you can join the next cohort of students - at no additional cost. 

    Each program is limited to 50 students per cohort. There are no testing or knowledge prerequisites. To qualify for one of the four-year programs, you must meet the following criteria:

    • Be a rising BISD freshman (there is no cost to BISD students, covering dual credit classes, supplies, transportation, and fees).
    • Attend the Summer Bridge Program in June with site visits, guest speakers, program preparation, and team building.

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