Power Technical Early College (PTEC), a grades 6-14 vocational school, is James Irwin Charter Schools’ fifth school.  PTEC opened in September of 2016 with 160 students and now educates students in grades 6-11.  The campus is located one block east of Constitution Blvd. and Peterson Road at 2525 Canada Drive.  It is expected to grow considerably over the next few years as it adds one grade each year until it serves students through grade 14 (an Associate’s Degree from Pikes Peak Community College in a skilled trade).
PTEC offers strong academics, character development and 90 minutes of shop classes per day.
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WHERE:  PTEC is located one block east of Peterson Road and Constitution at 2525 Canada Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80922. The school leases a building from the James Irwin Educational Foundation.  It is approximately 46,000 square feet and is located on 8.74 acres.

WHO: PTEC serves students in grades 6-11. The school will grow one grade each year until it serves students through grade 14.  PTEC will pay the student’s tuition to earn an Associate’s Degree in Construction Management, Welding, Manufacturing, CAD, HVAC, Electronics or Machining.

MORE: PTEC is a charter school authorized by School District 49 and also partners with Pikes Peak Community College and manufacturing and construction companies throughout the region including JPM Prototype and Manufacturing, Inc. Bal Seal, Allegion, Creative Fabrications and the Housing and Building Association.

PTEC students focus on career and vocational education – aimed at earning stackable industry certifications/credentials as well as associate degrees – and may transition directly to workplace settings, or build on their two-year college experience by continuing to pursue a four-year degree in management, engineering, leadership, or an advanced specialization in their chosen career.

APPLY NOW for 2018-2019:   PTEC is now enrolling grades 6-10 for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please visit or the Admissions pages of this website for more information.

Prospective Parent/Student Information Meeting Dates –
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

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The March 2016 edition of The Fabricator, the premier manufacturing trade journal, features an editorial from the editor-in-chief regarding Power Technical Early College.

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You may contact Adrienne Knights at (719) 301-6200 with any questions. Thank you!