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    Welcome to the Biotech Academy

    Biotech Sign

    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 year. In 2019-2020, there are 60 spots for the two biology/biotechnology sections. Students entering the program must qualify for geometry at a minimum (have successfully completed Algebra 1).

    Applications will be available in mid-April, once school assignments have been made.

    Contact:
    Penny Pagels at: pepagels@seattleschools.org
    Ballard Biotech Blog: ballardbiotech.blogspot.com

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


    Applications Freshman Cohort: 2020-2021 School Year

    The 9th grade Biotechnology Academy Cohort Application will be posted is for the school year 2020-21 soon! Students are responsible for completing the application and obtaining a written teacher recommendation. Both the application and the recommendation must be submitted by the student by the deadline. No teacher e-mail recommendations are accepted.


    Incoming Ballard High School 9th Graders

    Who Should Apply to the 9th Grade 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 when available and return by the deadline.   

    Biotech Scientists Work On Display | March 14, 2020 | Bellevue College Fair

    Central Sound Regional Science & Engineering Fair Image of world, microscope, atomsCheck out the work of BHS's Biotech Academy student scientists (and hundreds of other high school students) at the Central Sound Regional Science & Engineering Fair, upcoming at the Bellevue College cafeteria on March 14!

    Judging is in the morning; public viewing and awards are 1:30-4:30 p.m. Free!

    The BHS 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. 

    In addition check out the Biotech Blogspot for information on the pre-judging and preparing for the fair as well as other projects!  


    Biotechnology Students Compete in Regional Science Fairs | 2019

    Bio Tech Students at Regional Fair

    Central Sound Regional Science and Engineering Fair and Student BioExpo 2019

    Resources
    Central Sound Regional Science and Engineering Fair

    Contact 
    Biotech Lead Teacher Penny Pagels
    Email: pepagels@seattleschools.org