Welcome to the Biotechnology Academy
at Mesa High School!


The Biotechnology Academy was formed during the 2005-2006 school year on the Mesa High School Campus.  MHS has offered Biotechnology courses since 2004-2005.

Director: Amanda Cherry
Email is the best way to contact me: Click here to send me an email.

Office Number: 480-472-5783
Biotech Fax: 480-472-5990

Established in 2005, the Mesa Public Schools Biotechnology academy is a four year program designed to create a community of learners in a "school-within-a-school" format. The academy provides academics combined with a career focus, a team of teachers and bioscience industry involvement. The students learn the impact and influence of biotechnology - the fastest growing science of the 21st century.  We look forward to having you join us during your freshman, sophomore, or junior year!

Click here to go to a page with the APPLICATION
and the benefits of joining the Biotech Academy


  • The mission of the Biotech Academy is to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to be competitive within the 21st century global economy and biosciences industry.


  • Applying Today's Science to Solve Tomorrow's Problems
  • Teaching the Skills for the Bioscience Jobs of the Future
  • Goals:
  • Provide students with marketable skills for the bioscience industry
  • Provide a variety of post-secondary education opportunities
  • Prepare students for leadership in bioscience careers
  • Provide curriculum that has rigor and relevance to the real world
  • Provide a personalized educational experience - smaller class sizes and a climate of respect and responsibility
  • Provide innovative methods in the classroom including technology, industry standard equipment and experiences
  • Increase the number of average and at-risk students who pursue higher education in the field of bioscience
  • To develop rich classroom learning experiences with relevant instructional materials and learning assessments
  • To facilitate access to essential tools and materials for active learning and hands-on investigations
  • Graduation of all students with a Biotechnology Academy Certificate of Completion