Students hanging out at the Exploratorium.  Student working on plant in lab.

Biotech Institute Application

On February 5, 2019, we will begin recruiting students from the class of 2022 to join our program as sophomores in the 2019-2020 school year. An application will be posted on this page at that time. Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, February 27.

Prerequisite for applying to BTI: 

9th grade students who apply to the program must be enrolled in Biology and Algebra. To be eligible to enroll in the the program, students must pass both semesters these courses. 

How we select our students:

The BTI staff assesses students holistically when deciding who to accept into the program. We are looking for students who have a strong interest in science as demonstrated by their application and interview. We are also looking for students who are highly engaged in class as demonstrated by their grades and attendance records.

Commitment to the program:

Campus-wide, schedule changes will not be permitted over the summer; therefore, students who accept our invitation to enroll in BTI will not be able to drop the program over the summer or in August when we return. Additionally, students who join the program are making minimum of a one-year commitment.   
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