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Program of the Month

CTE in our Schools

Carlmont High School

BTI (Biotechnology Institute)




The BTI (Biotechnology Institute) is a small learning community that delivers personalized education with a college and career focus, serving 50 science-interested students per grade level, beginning in the 10th grade and ending in the 12th grade.  The BTI follows the Linked Learning Model ( using the four core components:  Rigorous academics that prepare students to succeed in college; Career and Technical Education courses in sequence, emphasizing real-world applications of academic learning; work-based learning that provides exposure to real-world workplaces and teaches the professional skills needed to thrive in a career; and Comprehensive support services to address the individual needs of all students, ensuring equity of access, opportunity, and success, (Linked Learning Fact Sheet, 2015).

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Assemblyman Mullin's visit at Carlmont!

“Assemblyman Kevin Mullin along with Sequoia Union High School Board President, Alan Sarver visited Carlmont High School’s Biotechnology Institute (BTI).  Both Assemblyman Mullin and Mr. Sarver said programs like The BTI are a model for other industry’s to create in our other high schools.  The BTI combines rigorous academics along with specialized biotech skills along with science-themed English and History Classes.  The BTI are working on obtaining a Linked Learning Certification.”


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