Award Year: 2014

Biotechnology High School

5000 Kozloski Road
Freehold, NJ, 07728-5033

(732) 431-7208

Dr. Linda P. Eno, Principal at time of Nomination

Magnet School, Choice School

Monmouth County Vocational School District

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Mission

Biotechnology High School, an International Baccalaureate World School, integrates science and technology into a rigorous curriculum, inspiring students toward open-minded participation in the global community.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 59%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 33%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Developmental Biology students observe chick embryos and characterize embryonic changes.

Developmental Biology students observe chick embryos and characterize embryonic changes.

Biotechnology High School (BTHS) is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School under the governance of the Monmouth County Vocational School District. BTHS offers a college preparatory curriculum emphasizing laboratory science, research, mathematics, and technology. Universities worldwide recognize IB as a rigorous high school program that graduates students uniquely prepared to succeed at college. IB students are recognized for their ability to think critically and globally on a wide range of topics. In 2014, 95% of the graduating class earned IB Diplomas and the school was ranked #1 in New Jersey.

This close-knit learning community with approximately 320 students and a world-class faculty uses the block schedule to deliver creative lessons in which student-learning objectives are linked tightly with hands-on activities. Classroom learning is extended through the use of technology, guest speakers, and field trips. The one-hour lunch/activity period permits all students to be involved in the wide range of clubs and activities. The hour provides time for students to work individually with teachers, to collaborate on group projects, or to socialize. BTHS benefits from an active Parent Association, which provides the school with financial support for co-curricular programs, hospitality for community events, teacher grants, and student scholarships. BTHS also benefits from the close involvement of its Advisory Board. With members from both industry and higher education, the Board works closely with staff on curriculum development, equipment selection, and in the procurement of grants and student internships. BTHS is proud to be part of the pipeline for this exciting, rapidly growing industry.