Join Our School

The application period for the 2018-19 freshman class is now open.

If you are a current eighth-grader in one of the participating W-FL BOCES component districts, you are invited to apply to the Wayne-Finger Lakes Pathways in Technology Early College High School (W-FL PTECH).

Our school is committed to enrolling a diverse student population reflective of the geographic area served by W-FL BOCES.

See below for the important dates associated with the application period. You can obtain an application from your school counselor or download one.

If you need assistance completing your application, please see your school counselor or contact our school: 315-548-6660 or email emory.roethel@wflboces.org.

This is W-FL P-TECH!



Eligible students

Because of the way the curriculum is structured to allow for acceleration into college courses, only current eighth-graders are eligible to apply to P-TECH and students must enter the program their freshman year of high school. Students must currently be enrolled in school at a participating district and pass the eighth grade.


Application requirements

The application process involves getting recommendations from a math teacher and counselor, along with completing the application that includes a written or video essay and a form parents complete. Applicants will also participate in an interview session.


Important dates for students applying:

  • Student and Parent Presentations: to be determined by each school district
    • Held between: Jan. 29--Feb. 16, plus Feb. 26--Mar. 2
  • Visits to P-TECH: it is highly encouraged that students visit our school prior to applying
    • Held between: Jan. 29--Feb. 16, plus Feb. 26--Mar. 9
  • Student Application Due: Friday, March 9 (submitted to your school counselor)
  • Student Interviews: March 12--29
  • Accepted students notified: Early May

Download an application

W-FL P-TECH's New Location




Jump start your future now!

 

P-TECH is a nationally recognized program praised by industry leaders and regional partners. All costs are paid for by P-TECH and its component school districts, including tuition and books. Starting in Grade 9, there is a multi-year (grades 9-14) commitment from students and parents, leading to a NYS Regents Diploma and an Associate’s Degree in either: Information Technology, Instrumentation and Control Technologies or Mechanical Technology from Finger Lakes Community College. Along their journey, students explore career pathways and learn through personalized learning, problem-based learning, mentorships, and embedded job-training and work experiences.

We understand this is a big decision to make now, but we know the jobs of the future will be filled by graduates of P-TECH.

Learn with new friends. Work with cool technology. Be creative. Gain job skills. Earn a great future.

 

Characteristics of successful students

  • One who is willing to work hard, likes to work with technology and learn something new.
  • Likes solving problems and is motivated by personal success.
  • Excels on projects and learning by doing.
  • Has diversity mindset.
  • Is sociable, likes working with other students on projects and tasks.
  • Self-directed and self-reflecting.
  • Wants to earn high school diploma and college degree at same time (starting in 9th grade and finishing college portion at FLCC after 12th grade).
  • Wants a well-paying job in a tech-based career; can see themselves in these jobs.