P-16 Engaging Families, Communities, Schools, and Higher Education

Short Definition

P-16 is the shorthand term for an integrated system of education stretching from early childhood (the "P" stands for pre-kindergarten or preschool) through a two or four-year college degree ("grade 16").

The Focus

P-16 programs should focus on the relationships between the professionals involved at the transition points between preschool and kindergarten, elementary and middle school, middle school and high school, and between high school, college, and career, with the hope of a seamless transition for students from one level to the next.

 Below are listed our Local Partners in Education. Click on the links to go to their websites.