The Center for Biotechnology and Engineering

The Biotechnology Center is located at Osbourn Park High School. The program offers students a challenging and enriched science curriculum with a strong emphasis on biotechnology, medical sciences, and interrelationships among scientific disciplines.

During freshman and sophomore years, Biotech Center students participate in integrated language arts and social studies courses that extend the program. The program stresses problem solving and hands-on learning as well as science literacy. Students also participate in community service and extracurricular science enrichment activities.

To participate in this program, students must enroll each year in a designated Biotech Center science class and must complete a sequence of Biotech Center courses from ninth to twelfth grade. All students in this program may choose from an extensive list of Advanced Placement core and elective courses. 

Application Process

In order to apply for a specialty program, all students must complete an application. Applications are required for students residing within a school boundary as well as for students who transfer for a program.

For all students residing in Prince William County before January 1, final applications are due by Wednesday, February 1. Students moving into the county after January 1 should call the coordinator of the program or programs of interest for additional information.

Coordinator: Ms. Walton
Telephone: 703.365.6500

Information Meetings

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Rescheduled date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
6:30 p.m.


Students living within the boundaries of the specialty program school may ride their regular bus to school.

Transportation services for students who reside outside the boundaries of the specialty program school will be provided via a network of express bus stops.

Transportation requests, including the selection of a specific express stop, must be returned to the school with the specialty program application.

The transportation request process must be repeated for every year the student is enrolled in the specialty program. Parents have the responsibility to provide transportation to and from express bus stops.

Attendance Areas/Schools Served

This program is open to high school students throughout the School Division

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