BTI Students on Field Trip  Student pipetting.

Biotech Institute Application 
The application to join the Class of 2026 closed at 11:59 PM on 2/17/23. 
Student Profile:
We will accept 54 science-minded students from the class of 2026 to join our competitive, three-year cross-curricular program in August 2023.
Many of our students have aspirations to work in a field of science or medicine, while some aspire to go into fields such as law, marketing, business, or finance. Through our program, these students learn how the biotechnology industry is supported by these professions. We also have students who aspire to be educators, computer scientists, filmmakers, and performing artists. Whatever path they take, their science minds will serve them well.
Prerequisite for applying to BTI: 
Only 9th-grade students may apply. To be eligible to enroll in the program, students must earn a C- or higher in their Biology class each semester. The same goes for students enrolled in Algebra. Students taking Geometry or more advanced math classes have met the math prerequisite.
Timeline for 2023:
January 31: Program Presentations in Biology classes
February 8:  Optional Parent/Guardian Q&A Session, Feb. 8 at 7 PM:
February 9: Q&A Session at lunch in U21  
EXTENDED DEADLINE: February 17: Application due by 11:59 PM 
March 7 and March 14: Interviews (All applicants will get an interview.)
We will notify students of their status no later than March 24.
TBD: Deadline for accepted students to commit to the program
Commitment to the program:
Campus-wide, schedule changes will not be permitted after mid-May; 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 a minimum of a one-year commitment.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Answers to most questions can be found on our FAQs page. If you have a question that we haven't addressed there, please contact Ms. Gold,, or Ms. Abdilla,, the co-directors of the program. 
 Students in the lab.  BTI students on a field trip.
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