"Atkins School of Biotechnology has designed one of the most complete, innovative set of bioscience curricula I have seen in studying high school programs nationwide. Students will benefit from the combination of real experiential learning opportunities and a choice among two major "strands" of study. These offerings are especially noteworthy given the small-school setting in which they reside."
Economic Development Analyst
Battelle - Technology Partnership Practice
"Out of all the choices I've made throughout high school, choosing to be in the School of Biotech was the best."
Trevor W., senior
Medical Science Strand student
"I can definitely say that the School of Biotechnology has a very challenging curriculum that is sure to make you think. But I've gained so much knowledge through these classes and had multiple opportunities to better myself through internships that the classes are well-worth the hardwork put into them."
Jasmine M., junior
Biotechnology Strand student
"As a high school student, my child is becoming educated in areas that will be familiar to her once she enters Nursing School. As a parent, I am thankful for the selection of Atkins School of Biotech."
Yolanda T., Parent
"The students at Atkins School of Biotechnology are being educated in the present for the future. Biotechnology is influencing everything we do on this planet. The transformation of this technology into the workplace of tomorrow is being realized today by Atkins students. They are potentially at the cusp of their future professions."
Russ Reed, Executive Director
National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce
"The availability of having specialized education at the high school level in biotechnology is an exceptional opportunity for students but also an asset for the community and region. Such a linking of scientific education with the real world of work provides valuable opportunities for students' careers in an industry that highly values scientific and technical training of its employess."
Gwyn Riddick, Regional Director
North Carolina Biotechnology Center