Dallas ISD Seagoville P-Tech Early College High School
Seagoville P-Tech is an Early College Pathway to Technology High School offering the opportunity to graduate with a diploma and an associate degree in a STEM + Business/Industry field. Each Pathway to Technology (P-Tech) school partners with a local school district, external college partner, and an employer partner. Students enroll in a specific pathway and then take rigorous core and career/technology courses that offer academic, technical, and workplace skills that employers need for middle jobs. This holistic educational experience prepares students for postsecondary education and the workforce.
The Seagoville P-Tech Early College High School is a 26,000 SF classroom and laboratory building that integrates a 10,000 SF ICC 500 Storm Shelter capable of withstanding a 250 mph tornado and housing the entire campus population (1,800). Visitors are welcomed to the P-Tech building by a covered outdoor collaboration plaza that creates a shaded space to congregate, discuss projects, or test hands-on projects at full-scale. A welcoming graphic wall inside the double height lobby greets visitors who have secure access to the welcome center and spirit store. Also located on the first floor are a parent center, central administrative offices, and employer partner offices that overlook a widened hallway with ample writeable surfaces for small group collaboration. Large glass folding doors offer views into the Chemistry, Biology, and Physics labs and put the hands-on laboratory learning on full display. The second level features two computer labs, eight core classrooms and a teacher’s lounge that overlooks an indoor and outdoor team collaboration area. Both the indoor and outdoor collaboration areas overlook the entry plaza and double height lobby space creating a connected, transparent, and inviting “HUB” for hands-on experiential learning.
Completed while at Perkins+Will, Patrick Glenn served as the Managing Principal, Educational Programmer and Planner while Nick Nepveux served as the Project Designer working on all stages of programming and schematic design.