Victoria East High School freshman Zoey Bailey, 15, wants to be a doctor one day.

Her goal of opening her own practice pushed her to apply for the Victoria school district’s new program: Pathway in Technology Early College High School, or P-TECH. The program offers students a no cost path to post-high school credits and experience in a designated field of study. That field of study is currently health care, but the district is expanding that to include two others for the 2021-22 school year.

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Samantha Douty is the education reporter at the Victoria Advocate. She grew up in Corpus Christi and graduated from UT-Arlington with a bachelor's in journalism.

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Sad. This is what we teach. Its called equal weighted opportunity. A great event for those that really qualify.

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