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"P-TECH 9-14 School Model is a pioneering education reform initiative created by IBM, to prepare young people with the academic, technical and professional skills required for 21st Century Jobs and ongoing education.

How it works

P-TECH represents the best of what public-private partnerships can look like, with students taking high school and college coursework simultaneously and engaging in industry-guided workforce development."

~ June 21, 2022


Frederick Douglass was selected in 2017 to be the first and only high school in PGCPS to offer the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program. The P-TECH program provides college classes to high school students both at the high school and on campus at PGCC. The curriculum is designed to complete the required classes to earn a Maryland High School Diploma and an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree simultaneously. 


  • High-demand industry pathways: Health Information Management OR Hospitality Services Management
  • Open enrollment within the boundary through a lottery selection process
  • Both P-TECH: Health and Technology and P-TECH: Hospitality and Management are located at Frederick Douglass High School
  • Guaranteed paid internship in your chosen career field
  • Guaranteed mentoring from industry partners
  • Support and enrichment through extended day and summer bridge programs
  • Earn your AAS for FREE!