New York City’s Grades 9-14 Early College and Career Schools (also known as P-TECH Schools) are public schools under the NYC Department of Education that offer an innovative six-year high school program to prepare students for college and careers competitive in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) industries.

Each one of the Grades 9-14 schools is affiliated with a CUNY community college and offers students the opportunity to take courses toward an Associate degree, at no cost to the student. Each Grades 9–14 school also works with lead industry partners to support students in exploring careers and attaining skills needed to work in STEM industries. Grades 9-14 high schools are open to all New York City students. 

Empowering our Students

NYC Grades 9–14 Schools empower students to begin college coursework and prepare for STEM careers through a six-year program that seamlessly integrates rigorous academics, college coursework, and career exploration.

Our Approach

Roadmap to Success

Every NYC Grades 9–14 school has its own industry and college partners, and offer different career themes as well as Associate degrees. While no two schools are the same, there are core elements that are shared across all of our NYC P-TECH schools.

Our Schools

Access to Opportunity

Our schools follow the Educational Option admissions method. Educational Option (Ed. Opt.) programs are designed to serve students at a range of academic levels. Some schools choose to rank applicants based on their academic record or other criteria. To learn more about each of our schools' admissions process, you can visit their websites or learn more about them through MySchools.

How to Apply

Collaborate with Us

If you are interested in learning more about NYC Grades 9-14 schools—including becoming involved as an industry or college partner—please email us. To learn more about a specific school, please visit the school’s website or reach out to the school directly.  

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