Pathways to Technology Early College HS magnet

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What is P-TECH?

Rowlett P-TECH (Pathways to Technology Early College HS) at has partnered with Dallas College Richland campus, to provide students with technical and workplace skills as well as college credit opportunities. While earning their high school diploma, students can earn up to 60 college hours and have the potential to earn an Applied Associates degree and create a professional footprint for themselves. P-TECH at Rowlett High school shall serve all students and specifically enroll diverse groups that include students who are underrepresented in college courses. No testing or grading requirements are  necessary to be in the ECHS program. 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 Degrees can you earn in PTECH?

Associate of Applied Science in Software Programming and Developing.

This degree prepares students for specific career/technical skills & employability. The requirements for the Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S) are not always fully transferable. Each four year university will decided what technical courses from this degree they will or will not accept. 


What are the benefits?

  • Earn up to 60 college credit hours. Core classes are fully transferable to any Texas University and beyond. Technical college credit hours vary upon the University.
  • Learn from specifically selected teachers & rigorous college professors from Dallas College.
  • Complete four years of high school and two years of college in only four years.
  • Receive individualized academic, transfer and career advising.
  • Work with Industry Professionals and Partners of RHS 
    • Specific student skills will be highlighted with industry certificates in their related fields.
    • This opportunity is free to the students and will include internships with our industry partnerships. These experiences can lead to paid internships or employment immediately after high school.
  • Transportation is provided to all students in the PTECH  program.
  • Access the college experience early and take college courses now.
What other offerings are available to me in the PTECH program?
  • AP and Dual Credit classes
  • Participation in Athletics teams as the students schedule allows
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses as the students schedule allows
  • College, Career & Military Readiness (CCMR) programs
  • Visual and Performing Arts Programs as the students schedule allows

Magnet Application Process and Timelines

While thre are no testing requirements for the Magnet programs at Rowlett HS, requirements vary by program across the district and can include test scores, grades, art/music assessments and more. For more information about the magnet application process and timelines, please visit the Garland ISD website.

How to Apply

Please follow these steps to apply for magnet programs:

  1. Log in to Skyward Family Access during the application period (timeline available here).
  2. Choose the "online forms" option.
  3. Complete all required information.
  4. Apply for one or two different magnet programs.

If you are not currently a Garland ISD student, you must enroll before you can access the magnet application.
For additional information about the ECHS & PTECH, please contact Tanika Haggan at 972-463-1712 ext. 62523.


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