Preparing Students for Achievement

The El Paso Area CTE/Tech-Prep is a cooperative group of government agencies, school districts, post-secondary educational institutions, civic and trade associations, employers and educators dedicated to the economic development of our region. More…

6 Year Programs of Study

A key component of College Tech Prep is program articulation, which is a planned process linking educational institutions and educational experiences to assist students in making a smooth transition from one level of education to another without experiencing delays or duplication in learning.

A program articulation agreement is a signed document that indicates the specific responsibilities of the secondary school, the post-secondary institution, and the student. The agreement also includes an outline of a recommended high school graduation plan and a two-year degree or certificate. Together these are called a 6-year or Tech-Prep plan.

What is the Distinguished Achievement Program?

The Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP) requires high performance beyond that usually expected of students in high school. In addition to specific course requirements, the Distinguished Achievement Program requires that all students successfully complete any combination of four advanced measures that focus on demonstrated student performance at the college level or work equivalent to that done by professionals in the arts, sciences, business, industry, or in community service. These measures are judged by external sources of evaluation. More…