Wharton Connections Academy
Wharton Connections Academy (P-TECH)
P-TECH Early College High School
P-TECH is a public education reform model focused on college attainment and career readiness. P-TECH schools span grades 9-14 and enable students to earn both a high school diploma and a no-cost, two-year postsecondary degree in a STEM field. Students participate in a range of workplace experiences, including mentorship, worksite visits and paid internships. Upon graduation, students have the academic and professional skills required to either continue their education in a four-year postsecondary institution or enter into entry-level careers in IT, healthcare, advanced manufacturing and other competitive fields. While the P-TECH Model encompasses six years, students are able to move at their own pace, enabling some to accelerate through the model in as little as four years. P-TECH serves students from primarily underserved backgrounds, with no testing or grade requirements.
P-TECH is a powerful demonstration of public-private partnership designed to help all students achieve at the highest levels.
Wharton Connections Leadership Team
Director of Student Services & Federal Programs: Ms. Monica Rath
Campus Principal: Mr. Richard Chandler
P-TECH Counselor: Mr. Hamilton Speaker
P-TECH CCRM Advisor: Mrs. Ryan Quin
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction: Ms. Charli Lennon
IHE Liaison (WCJC): Ms. Natalie Stavinoha
IHE Administrator (WCJC): Ms. Betty McCrohan