After being honored in President Barack Obama‘s State of the Union address, the Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Brooklyn will now be used as a model for two more NYC schools.
The program starts with students in ninth grade and they stay for six years until they’ve earned an associate’s degree from IBM and the City University of New York. The students are able to take classes at CUNY and interact with mentors from IBM, graduating with one of two computer science associate’s degrees.
The school is part of the STEM movement that has been increasing across the nation with the goal of keeping the economy growing. The new schools will be located in the Bronx and Queens.