Skyline Students Testify For Bill HB17-1184

In the month of February, five students from Skyline High School were asked to testify for bill HB17-1184. The bill asked for a pathway in public education that allows for a larger and more significant computer science curriculum. The students that testified were: Adriana Guzman, Jerry Vazquez, David Vazquez, Logan Stype, and Genesis Vasquez. Along with them were Michelle Tran […]

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P-TECH Summer Classes & Summer Work

Summer Coursework What are the benefits of taking the P-TECH Summer Classes? Some P-TECH students are taking computer science classes this summer to further their computer skills. One class is called Tech 1. This class prepares students for two Front Range courses that they will have next year: CNG 121 and CNG 122. This Tech 1 class will jumpstart students […]

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Upcoming P-TECH students

I sat down with Ms. March, the counselor for P-TECH students, and asked her some questions about the new (2017 – 2018) freshman group, including what they will look like and what they’re going to do this summer. How many upcoming PTECH students are we expected to have? We should have about 57 to 58 new P-TECH students for next […]

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The Future for P-TECH

The school year is almost over, and PTECH students have made it through! Our amazing counselor at Skyline High School, Ms.March, informed students what sophomore year will begin to look like. PTECH students who will be sophomores next year will have five college courses, two the first semester and the other three second semester. The first course is CIS 119 […]

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PTECH’s First Semester Reflection

An innovative program that has allowed students to be in current college enrollment classes, P-TECH opened last year to incoming freshman at Skyline High School. The 9th grade students who were accepted to this new program got the opportunity to start their first year of high school and college simultaneously. Many students excelled this semester while a few didn’t work […]

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IBM and P-Tech’s First Robotics Night Collaboration

Wednesday, February 1st was the first day that eight P-Tech students collaborated with IBM to bring Robotics Night to a group of third graders at Longmont Estates Elementary School. The eight Skyline P-Tech students that helped were Genesis Vasquez, Kerly Baltierrez, Hunter Rudzik, Nicolas Gonzalez, Ian Huff, Abigail Lambert, Jilissa Macias, and Abraham Tinajero. These students did an outstanding job […]

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IBM Mentor Day #2

Friday, January 20th marked the day of P-Tech’s 2nd IBM mentor day. The P-Tech students spent the entire day at IBM spending time with their mentors, St. Vrain representatives, Front Range Community College representatives, as well as some more representatives from IBM. Bonds made at the first mentor day were reinforced and made even stronger. The theme of the day […]

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My Mentor Day At IBM

On January 20th, Skyline’s P-Tech cohort visited IBM for the second time to meet with their mentors. Each student paired up with his or her IBM mentor to solve mind-tricking problems. After solving those problems, student and mentor teamed up with two others and became a group of four. Going over a page of quick instructions, each group chose one […]

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P-TECH Kickoff for Third Thursday Social

On Thursday, January 19th, Skyline’s P-TECH cohort celebrated their first Third Thursday Social. Aside from many of the P-TECH students, representatives from IBM and Front Range Community College attended. This event helped the college/high school students cool off from any stress they’ve been experiencing. Bonds were made over pizza and board games (unless you were playing Monopoly). This social also […]

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Meet my IBM Mentor: Andrea Keating

As a member of Skyline’s first P-TECH cohort, I’ve been assigned a mentor from IBM. Each member of FALCON TECH gets a mentor. Students meet with their mentors throughout the year to receive guidance, encouragement, help with homework, and to work through and with real world problems an employee of IBM might face. I sat down with my mentor to […]

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