Colorado to open 1st P-TECH schools focused on skilled careers
Two new schools will be ground zero for a first-of-its kind program in Colorado where high schoolers can attend class for six years (rather than four) to earn an associate degree in a STEM-related field. STEM refers to science, technology, engineering and math. The schools will be located in the Longmont-based St. Vrain Valley School District and El Paso County School District 49, near Colorado Springs. They will open in fall 2016 and serve about 200 students the first year.