KidsTek is holding two elective classes at High Tech Early College (HTEC) this school year: a Cisco CCNA Discovery networking certification class, and a Cisco IT Essentials leading to a possible CompTIA A+ certification.
HTEC achieved impressive TCAP test results for the last school year, their first year in operation.
For Immediate Release Friday, August 10, 2012
HIGH TECH EARLY COLLEGE ACHIEVES HIGHEST ACADEMIC GROWTH OF ALL
DPS HIGH SCHOOLS IN STATE ASSESSMENTS
(Denver) – The results of the 2012 Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (formally CSAP) arrived in school districts throughout Colorado this week. Results demonstrated that during its inception year, High Tech Early College (HTEC) students achieved the highest growth percentile for reading out of all 193 Denver Public Schools. Additionally, HTEC posted the highest overall median percentile growth of all DPS high schools as well as the second highest overall percentile growth of all DPS schools including district run, innovation, turn around and charter schools.
The Median Growth Percentile measures year-to-year academic growth compared to peer students across the state, and the average score is 50. HTEC students posted scores of 78 in reading, 71 in writing and 76.5 in math.
“We have been able to achieve this type of growth thanks to the collaboration and partnership between parents, teachers and students,” Principal John Fry said. “Even though these results are exciting and encouraging we recognize that there is still much work to be done. Our goal is to sustain and surpass this type of growth; we have raised the bar and our students have met and exceeded our expectations.”
High Tech Early College is 1 of 9 schools part of DPS’ comprehensive turnaround efforts in Far Northeast Denver and is part of the Denver Summit Schools Network (DSSN), a comprehensive whole-school reform initiative focused on creating more high-quality public school options for families in the Montbello and Green Valley Ranch communities. DSSN’s goal is to ensure that all students attending school in the network graduate from high school prepared for college and a career.
About High Tech Early College
High Tech Early College is a Denver Public Schools innovation high school in the Montbello community.
Its mission is centered on rigorous academics and connections with the business community and industry leaders.
HTEC students can earn up to 26 hours of college credit by the end of their junior year, with the opportunity to complete a Certificate of Business. During their senior year, students can continue working toward an Associate of Science or an Associate of Arts degree. Students who complete an Associate of Arts Degree can transfer to a four-year state college as a junior.
Under the leadership of Principal John Fry, HTEC opened its doors during the 2011-2012 school year with 96 ninth grade students. During the 2012-2013 school year, HTEC will serve approximately 250 students made up of 9th and 10th graders. HTEC expects to graduate it first senior class during the 2014-2015 school year.
Contact: Liz Reyes