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    Welcome to the Biotech Academy

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    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. Students entering the program must qualify for geometry at a minimum (have successfully completed Algebra 1).

    No applications are required for this Academy.

    Resources:
    Penny Pagels at: pepagels@seattleschools.org

    Visit the Ballard Biotech Blog for great updates on current projects and more! ballardbiotech.blogspot.com

     

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


    Incoming Ballard High School 9th Graders

    Note: No application is required for this Academy. Students should review the information to see if they are interested in this Academy. Also refer to the BHS Course Catalog for more detailed information about the courses. 

    • 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.

    Biotech Scientists | Washington State Science & Engineering Fair Presentations | Virtually | March 2020

    Photo Grid of Biotech and Biology studentsBiotechnology/biology students presented their science and engineering projects virtually at the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair.

    Students have been working on these projects since October. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the regional fair on March 14 was cancelled. Then it was moved to the Washington State Science & Engineering Fair Competition. This year, the fair was held virtually and teams needed to log in at specific times to present to their judges (using the platform GoToMeeting).

    There were 21 different categories in which students could enter-and within those general categories, there were subcategories depending the specific type of engineering or science and they pulled it off and performed amazingly well even sweeping some categories!
    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. 

    View the BHS School News post for a list of the participants and placements and in addition check out the Biotech Blogspot for more information on the preparation for the fair! 


    Information About the Biotech Academy, Past Program Highlights and FAQ