As an added incentive to students — and to support their achievement — P-TECH, and in particular the associate degree, is provided at no cost to students and their families. Because P-TECH schools serve students from historically underrepresented backgrounds, access to a no-cost postsecondary degree removes a critical financial stumbling block and helps students focus solely on learning.

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To uphold the P-TECH commitment to students, ensuring adequate funding for P-TECH schools is critical to ongoing sustainability. States have identified various ways to fund the model and ensure high-quality replication.

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Case Study

Chicago Academy’s Approach Ensures Early College Success

Chicago Academy’s Approach Ensures Early College Success…

At the Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy on Chicago’s Southwest side, early access to college is provided in tandem with strong structures and supports.…

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