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BioTECH@ Richmond Heights 9-12 High School will open for applications for the following school year this October 1st. BioTECH REQUIRES that all applications be submitted electronically through the parent/student portal. All applications are due on January 15. Interested parents and students should send questions to

Eligibility Requirements Magnet Application

BioTECH@ Richmond Heights 9-12 High School provides students with a challenging and advanced level math and science curriculum focused on Conservation Biology that exposes them to rigorous coursework including Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment, as well as research opportunities with practicing scientists in state-of-the-art laboratories. In classes taken on site at Zoo Miami, students will study the human impact on biological diversity. Research experiences will be offered in collaboration with both Zoo Miami and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FTBG). The entire school will be thematically tied to STEM, research methodology, and applications in the area of innovative, high impact environmental science research.

Curriculum Highlights

  • Advanced Placement / Dual Enrollment Courses 
  • Advanced Science Coursework in Genetics, Ecology, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Biology
  • Project Based Learning
  • Global Information System Data Mining
  • Scientific Research Studies / Internships with:
    • Graduate Students
    • Zoo Miami Scientists/Vets/Nutritionists
    • FTBG Scientists/Botanists/Geneticists


BioTECH's Richmond Campus, our main campus and administrative offices, are located off 102 Avenue and 150 Terrace. 
The BioTECH Research Station, our second campus, is located inside of Zoo Miami featuring 13 state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms, and computer labs. 
The Science Village @ Fairchild, our third campus, is located inside of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden featuring an advanced tissue culture lab, DNA lab, and digital microscopy lab.



BioTECH@ Richmond Heights 9-12 High School  boasts the latest in instructional technologies including stand-alone desktop computers, laptop computers, 1:1 tablet computers, wireless campus at all three sites, GPS Receivers, state-of-the-art learning labs including wireless digital sensors and probes for thescience labs, touch-enabled LCD projectors, classroom audio systems, and so much more.  BioTECH has partnered with Discovery Education to provide and deliver high-impact, innovative, and technology-infusedlessons.  BioTECH has also partnered with Buck Institute for Education to deliver engaging content using Project-Based Learning (PBL) strategies in which students gainknowledge and skills by inquiring, investigating, and responding to complex questions, problems, and challenges.  



Interested parents and students should send questions to School counselors that would like to request a visit by the BioTECH Team to speak to their students should send a request to

Interested students and parents should also attend our various recruitment events scheduled throughout the academic year. Click on the "campus visit & info" link in the menu to the right for more details.

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