Pathways to Technology Early College HS magnet


Pathways to Technology Early College HS magnet (P-TECH) at Naaman Forest high school is a program that provides students with technical and workplace skills as well as college credit opportunities. While getting their high school diploma students can earn up to 60 free college hours and have the potential to earn an Associate’s degree in Construction Technology, Hospitality, Exhibitions & Event Management, and Mortgage Banking (class of 2024). Specific student skills will be highlighted with industry certificates in their related fields.  

P-TECH at Naaman Forest high school shall serve all students and specifically enroll diverse groups that include students who are underrepresented in college courses.

Students must apply to participate in this program during the magnet application window. For more important dates and details, please visit the the district Magnet page.

What is a P-TECH?

P-TECH stands for Pathways in Technology Early College High School. P-TECH graduates earn:

  • a high school diploma
  • an industry-recognized associate degree, and
  • relevant work experience in a growing field.

What are the requirements to enroll?

The application is open to all incoming 9th grade students. Up to 125 students will be selected.

What kind of degree can I earn?

Naaman Forest P-TECH students have three degree options:

How much can I save?

The average cost of an associate degree with Dallas County Community College District is $6,000!

What does it mean to be a P-TECH student?

Freshmen and sophomore students enroll in cohort honors and dual credit courses at Naaman. Juniors and seniors take more dual credit courses and attend some classes at the Northlake College campus. 

Who should I contact?

NFHS Principal:  Jeremiah Oliphant 
Magnet Advisor: Elizabeth LaClair
Assistant Principal: Tim Parr 
Counselor:  Shonedra Redd 

Information about Garland ISD magnet programs

GISD Magnet Program Overview 
GISD Magnet Program Application Process & Timelines
GISD Magnet Program Frequently Asked Questions 


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