P-TECH stands for Pathways in Technology Early College High School. DPD has partnered with Dallas ISD on 3 designated P-TECH campuses for the Criminal Justice Pathway.
Students have the potential to earn up to 60 credit hours or an associate degree in four to six years, along with industry certificates for their selected career pathway — opportunities that can potentially lead to paid internships and job placement after graduation all while pursuing their high school diploma. Best of all, this opportunity comes tuition-free.
How can apply for P-Tech early college?
- The P-TECH/ECHS/Collegiate Academies are designed to serve incoming ninth grade students who have the determination to attend college, are first-generation college students, and have been historically underrepresented in higher education.
- Each campus will accept 125 ninth grade students per year, but some may have fewer – we recommend checking with the campus you are interested in. Interested eighth graders who will be freshmen in the fall can apply here.
DPD P-Tech Mission
The mission of the Dallas Police Department's Pathways Program is to attract
quality applicants to the Dallas Police Department. The goal is to maintain a
working relationship with the Pathway Student while they reach the necessary
educational milestones required to become a Dallas Police Officer.
The Dallas Police Department shall allocate up to 100 temporary part-time
positions per year for Pathway Students.