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    BHS Science Update Letter from Principal Wynkoop

    The Biotech Academy is a specialized learning program that brings together science, mathematics, and language arts to prepare students for advanced study and a career in science. Integrated Curriculum Includes Science, Mathematics, and Language Arts.  In the Biotechnology Career Academy students are encouraged to learn how science, math, and language arts work together. They will study advanced mathematics and use it in the context of biology, chemistry, and genetics.

    This program offers a rigorous study of reading and writing that will promote connections between science and literature with an emphasis on scientific discovery. Students will enjoy exciting but demanding labs, working with the same high-tech equipment used by scientists.

    Entering the Program

    Bio Tech image students workingStudents may enter the 3-year program at the beginning of their freshman or sophomore years. Students entering the program must qualify for Geometry (have completed Algebra 1).

    Applications are located in the BHS Counseling Center and may be downloaded below and must be returned by the posted deadlines.

    Penny Pagels at:
    Ballard Biotech Blog:

    Please refer to the BHS Course Catalog pdf icon for more detailed information for each course offered at Ballard High School.

    Applications|Freshman Cohort 2018-19 School Year

    9th grade Biotechnology Academy Cohort Applications are available now to download and complete.  Ninth grade applications were due 5/11/18. The student is responsible for completing the application and obtaining a written teacher recommendation. Both the application and the recommendation form must be submitted by the student by the deadline. No teacher e-mail recommendations are accepted.

    Current Ballard High School 9th Graders

    Who should apply to the Sophomore Cohort?
    ·Students who are ready to take Biotech Biology and Geometry.
    ·Students who are interested in a college-prep program with a strong science, writing and math emphasis.
    ·Students who want to be part of a small community of learners that includes students & teachers.
    If you are interested, please download a current year application or pick up one from your physical science teacher.   

    Please direct all inquiries to Penny Pagels

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    Prior Years Science Fairs - Links to the BioEXPO and Imagine Tomorrow

    Imagine Tomorrow competition   |   Student Bio Expo competition

    Check out the Biotech Blog with updated information on Biotech Academy Events​ | Ballard Biotech Blog

    Biotech Lead Teacher
    Penny Pagels