Syracuse P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School)

School Hours:
7:50 AM-2:26 PM

Main Office:
(315) 435-4300

Syracuse Pathways to Technology (P-TECH) is a collaborative partnership between the Syracuse City School District, Onondaga Community College (OCC) and the Manufacturer's Association of Central New York (MACNY). This partnership incorporates a six-year program that offers students a unique experience; combining the best elements of high school, college and career training. Students are matched with a corporate mentor, take college classes, and gain professional work experience, all during their high school years. Students successfully completing the program graduate with a NYS Regents Diploma or a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation and a Technical Endorsement, along with a no-cost Associate in Applied Science Degree from Onondaga Community College in Electrical Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology. Upon completion, students will have the skills and knowledge required to obtain well-paying, high-potential jobs in advanced manufacturing.


  1. Student must be a resident of the City of Syracuse.
  2. Student must be a current 8th grader entering 9th grade in September 2015.
  3. Successful completion of online application, including all essay questions.
  4. Demonstrated interest in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, as determined by response to essay questions and phone or in person interview.
  5. Demonstrated ability to successfully engage in and complete a rigorous academic program.
  6. Submission of Counselor Recommendation Form (completed and submitted by 8th grade Counselor)
  7. Submission of Teacher Recommendation Form (completed and submitted by 8th grade Math or English Teacher).
  8. Successfully participate in an interview.

Lottery Information:
To ensure a fair and equitable placement process, the Syracuse City School District will conduct a lottery when the number of students accepted exceeds the number of seats available. Each student will be assigned a random number and entered into our Smart Choice Lottery. Students who are accepted and entered into the lottery, but not selected will be assigned to the waitlist for the 2015-2016 school year.