What Makes NPHS P-TECH Healthcare Program Unique?


  • Strong and essential collaboration between (3) key partners:  school district, higher education institutions, and industry partners.

  • Ensure students to receive an industry-recognized degree, not only collegiate credits at no cost to the student.

  • Clear connection between school work & careers, opportunities for paid internships, mentorships, and job shadowing.

How will Classes be Instructed and Assessed in P-TECH Program?

  • High School teachers will teach the high school and possible Advanced

       Placement courses.

  • High School teachers approved by CCRI will teach Early Enrollment Courses for collegiate credit.

  • College faculty will teach the collegiate courses, especially once students are taking classes in their specified field of study. 

  • Students will take most of their classes at North Providence High School, particularly in the first (3) years of the program. 

  • College courses taught by approved high school faculty will be taught at NPHS.

  • College classes taught by college faculty may also be taught at NPHS as part of Extended Learning Opportunities.

  • Students on the (5) or (6) year paths will take their classes at CCRI.

Our Philosophy

The Mission of North Providence High School P-Tech program is to serve as a catalyst of change where students are self-directed learners in a personalized learning environment, embracing 21st century skills, knowledge, and habits, enabling them to become members of a global society.

Features of P-Tech
  • Summit Learning Platform

  • Workplace Learning

  • Mentoring Program

  • On-Site Fieldwork

  • Internships

  • Possible job placement upon graduation

Our Faculty

Melissa Thomas, Team Leader

Shauna Pelletier, ELA, Grades 9 and 10

Rita Cellucci, ELA, Grade 10

Oscar Puente, Algebra, Grade 9 and 10

Eric Kratz, Chemistry, Grade 9 and 10

Jill Usenia, ELA, Grade 9

Michael Tuorto, Biology, Grade 9

Patricia King, Workplace Learning, Grade 10

Linda Parente, Workplace Learning, Grade 9

Lindsay Bedard, History

Community Partners

We are so grateful to our community partners and mentors who help give our students hands-on experience and industry insight.  

Special thanks to Cedar Crest Nursing Home, Golden Crest Nursing Home, American Safety and Training, CCRI, PrepareRI, Lifespan, NE Basecamp, CharterCare, Fatima Hospital

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