Summer Bridge program slated for PTECH students

JOHNSTOWN – The 50 students selected for the inaugural Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Pathways in Technology Early College High School class will attend the Summer Bridge program Monday through Aug. 8.

The first two weeks of the program will take place on the Fulton-Montgomery Community College campus as part of the Liberty Partnerships Program, which annually hosts summer programs for Amsterdam High School students. The Summer Bridge is funded by the state grant the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services and its participating school districts received to launch the regional PTECH school, a news release said.

While on the college campus, PTECH students will spend their mornings engaged in academic activities in math, science, English and social studies, as well as a First Year Experience college-readiness class. Their afternoons will consist of team-building workshops and a film class that will include making a documentary. Dismissal will be at 3 p.m.

Students will spend the third week of the program in their PTECH classrooms at Jansen Avenue School, where they will focus on teamwork and culture-building to prepare them for the start of school, the release said. Dismissal will be at 11:30 a.m.

The PTECH Student Commitment Ceremony will take place Aug. 8 at 9 a.m. at the Jansen Avenue School. Parents are invited to this event that signifies the students’ transition from the Summer Bridge Program to the PTECH program and their commitment to PTECH and eventual college graduation, the release said.?

The PTECH students will return to their classrooms to officially begin their academic year Sept. 4.