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Pembina Trails Early College (PTEC) is a program designed by experts in the IT field, post-secondary education, and Pembina Trails School Division to deliver accelerated programming in the relevant, highly technical curricular areas of software development, coding, networking, and cybersecurity.

In grades 9 and 10, students accepted into PTEC will spend the entire day at Pembina Trails Collegiate (PTC), learning their compulsory and high-tech courses. In grades 11 and 12, students will take their compulsory courses at PTC for half of the day and the other half at MITT, where they will work towards earning their post-secondary education within their 9-12 time at high school.

PTEC creates a comprehensive and authentic experience for students who are interested in being a part of the digital world. We offer 32 students a spot in PTEC at PTC. If there are more than 32 students who apply, those students will be put on a waiting list. the process of selection is through lottery so that all students in Pembina Trails School Division have an equal opportunity to attend. 

If you are currently in grade 8 and are a Pembina Trails School Division student, or reside in the Pembina Trails catchment area and are interested in applying to PTEC, please note that there are two parts to the application process.

International Students or students who do not reside in the Pembina Trails School Division can not apply.

Deadline for applications is March 20th, 2024 at noon (12:00 pm).


1. Complete the application by clicking on this form and filling it out.

2. Write a letter of intention and let us know why you are interested in being a student at PTEC, and why it would be a good fit for you. Most students send approximately a one-page intention letter.

3. After filling in the application and writing your intention letter, please send both through email to Mrs. Lana Francis at If both are not attached, your application will not be considered. Once Mrs. Francis receives both your application and letter, she will send you a confirmation receipt.

Please join us at the Grade 9 information session on February 1, 2024, at 5:30 pm to learn more about PTEC and PTC. If you missed the presentation or want to see it again, please find attached the link here

Good luck!

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