Mission & Vision

  • Our Mission

    PSJA Elvis J. Ballew College, Career and Technology Academy P-TECH mission is to create a school in partnership with parents and community members, that supports the academic, social emotional and physical development of students who have not succeed in traditional schools.

    Ballew CCTA P-TECH will provide an environment where students can develop the skills and character necessary to become active citizens and responsible stewards of our diverse and global community. Our campus will connect all students with innovative instruction, social-emotional support, while developing 21st century skills necessary to compete in a global society.

    What We Believe In

    Guiding Principles
    • Commitment to Greatness
    • Passion for our Work
    • Accountability

    What We Want to Accomplish
    Every student will graduate ready to become civic-minded students in a global society.



Academic & Extracurricular Programs

  • STC Dual Enrollment

    Dual Language

    Welding Program

    Electrical Program

    Robotics Club

    Business Professionals of America

    Book Club


Campus Improvement Plan

School Hours

  • Students: Start 8:45 AM- End 4:10 PM
    Teachers: Start 8:00 AM - End 4:20 PM


Contact Us

  • 1100 U.S. 83 Business
    Pharr, TX 78577
    (956) 354-2520

Principal's Message

  • My educational career began in 2008 at PSJA ISD. I have worked as a teacher, coach, behavioral coach, assistant principal and currently principal of PSJA Elvis J. Ballew CCTA P-Tech. As we embark on our first school year of virtual instruction, I look forward to providing the best possible instruction for our students and community.


    Because as Gary Player said: "The harder you work, the luckier you get."  


    Ruben Garcia Jr.