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Industrial Biotechnology Application and Information Pack

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2

April

2011


2011
-
2012

Career
and Technical Education

Industrial Biotechnology




Thank you for your interest in the Industrial
Biotechnology Program at Winter Park Tech’s Avalon
Campus. This program will offer high school juniors
and seniors the opportunity
to begin their
training
in an
up
-
and
-
coming industry

Industrial
Biotechnology.
In
addition to classroom work, students will have the
chance to do actual hands
-
on work in a lab setting with
state
-
of
-
the
-
art equipment.


Upon successful completion of the two year program,
students
are prepared to continue their education at a
college/university with a goal of a career in such areas
as medical research, plant cloning, and biofuel
production

just to name a few
.



As Senior Director at Winter Park Tech I would like to personally welco
me you to

Winter Park Tech
--
Your
Success Story Starts Here!

Bruce Andersen, Senior Director, Winter Park Tech




Vision

To be the top producer of successful students in the nation


Mission

To lead our students to success with the support and
involvement
of families and the community


Goals

Intense Focus on Student Achievement

High
-
Performing and Dedicated Team

Safe Learning and Working Environment

Efficient Operations

Sustained Community Engagement

CTE Concept

To be the top producer of a highly qualified
global workforce


CTE Purpose

To lead our students to success through
relevant technical and academic education





OCPS EEO Non
-
Discrimination Statement



The School Board of Orange County, Florida, does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in it
s programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital
status, disability, genetic inf
ormation or any other reason prohibited by law. The Equal Employment Opportunity Supervisor responsible for compliance is Car
ianne Reggio; the Section 504 Supervisor responsible for
compliance is Harriet Brown, Esq.; and the Title IX Supervisor responsible

for compliance is Kevin Demer. Each may be contacted at the Educational Leadership Center, 445 W. Amelia Street, Orlando, Flo
rida 32801
(407.317.3200).
Industrial Biotechnology Application and Information Packet



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Why Choose This Program


Honors Level Areas of Research


Plant cloning and breeding


Study and isolation of DNA and proteins


Tissue

culture analysis and growth


Antigen/antibody testing


Biotechnology in agriculture and medicine


Skills and materials of biotechnology


Independent research capstone


Career Pathways


Medicine and Medical Research


Pharmaceuticals


Biotechnology


Agriculture


Environmental Sciences


Forensic Sciences




Industrial Biotechnology is a two year Science,
Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy
at Winter Park Tech
-

Avalon Campus for 11th and
12th grade students in Orange County Public Schools.



Student
s will be prepared

for entry
-
level
manufact
uring technician positions as

assistant
biotechnicians or for university lab experiences.



Lessons include skills and materials of biotechnology,
study and isolation of DNA and proteins, plant cloning
and bre
eding, biotechnology in agriculture and
medicine, as well as an independent research
capstone.



Complete this application today

to be one of the first to
enroll in this dynamic program.







Academics


Integrates biotechnological
concepts

with applied
learning


Hands
-
on labs conducted weekly


Earn Gold
-
Seal credit


Aligned with Sunshine State and Performance
Standards


Enrollment Requirements


Age 16


Finish 10
th

or 11
th

grade prior to starting


G
rade point av
erage (GPA) of 2.5

(unweighted)


C
omplete an application for enrollment with
Winter Park Tech


Prerequisites

(to be completed by the end of 10
th

grade)


Pass the FCAT


High school level
biology

or higher (chemistry
also
preferred).


High school level
a
lgebra I and geometry, or
higher



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Orange County Public Schools

Department of Career and Technical Education

Industrial Biotechnology
Application

School Year 2011
-
2012

OFFICIAL USE ONLY

Received:



Deadline Date:
August 19
, 2011


No faxed or emailed applications. Incomplete applications will NOT be processed
.


Type or print this form in blue or black ink.

Complete all information requested. Completion of this application does not guarantee
admission. Falsification of information on this application could lead to ineligibility for the Academy. For more informatio
n, please
contact
Winter Park Tech
-
Avalon
Campus at 407
-
281
-
5100
.
This form may be filled
-
in on a computer prior to printing and signing.


Student Information

First Name







Middle







Last







Ethnicity


Hispanic or Latino

NOT Hispanic or Latino

Student’s Preferred Language







Race


American Indian/Alaskan Native

Asian

Black/African American

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

White

Gender


Male

Female

Date of Birth

mm/dd/yyyy

Current Grade







(Must be a current sophomore)

Student Number








Current School







Home Address






City






State






Zip






Mailing Address






City






State






Zip






If different from home address

Home Phone







Cell Phone







Email Address







Parent/Guardian Information

First Name







Last







Home Phone







Cell Phone







Email Address







Academic and
Extracurricular Information


1. List any clubs, organizations, sports teams, or extracurricular activities you’ve been invo
lved
with

in the past two years.








2. Write 1
-
2 paragraphs about yourself as your favorite teacher would describe you.








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3. What school subject(s) do you like most?







4. What interests you about the Industrial Biotechnology Academy?







Affirmations











Parent/Guardian

Initials


Student
Initials


T
he student must have a
2.5

grade point average and pass the FCAT to be considered.















The student

must be in the 11
th

or 12
th

grade next year.















T
ransportati
on to and from Winter Park Tech
-
Avalon Campus

is the student’s
responsibility
.















I understand that ONLY ONE (1) application may be submitted per student and NO CHANGES
will be allowed once the
application is submitted. Address changes MUST be submitted in
writing.















My signature below verifies, that I declare, under penalties of perjury, pursuant to Florid
a

Statute, Section 92.525, that I have read
this application and the information stated in this application is true and correct.


Student Signature

Date






Parent/Guardian Signature

Date







Submission Checklist







Completed application signed and initialed by student and parent/guardian (required).



Counselor/Administrator recommendation (required).



Mail

or drop
-
off

completed application with original signatures to:


Winter Park Tech
-
Avalon Campus

Industrial Biotechnology
Program

2201 S. Crown Hill Blvd

Orlando, FL 32
828




Refer all
questions to

David Robitaille

407
-
317
-
3200

ext. 2724


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Orange County Public Schools

Department of Career and Technical Education

Industrial Biotechnology
C
ounselor and
Administrator
Recommendation

School Year 2011
-
2012

OFFICIAL
USE ONLY

Received:



Deadline Date:
August 15
, 201
1
.
No faxed or emailed applications. Incomplete applications will NOT be processed
.


Type or print this form in blue or black ink.

Complete all information requested. Completion of this application does not guarantee
admission. Falsification of information on this application could lead to ineligibility for the Academy. For more informatio
n, please
contact
Winter Park Tech
-
Avalon
Campus at 407
-
281
-
5100
.
This form may be filled
-
in on
a

computer prior to printing and signing.


Admissions Procedures and Criteria

Admission is based on the following criteria:



Industrial Biotechnology C
areer interest




Satisfactory standardized test
scores



At least a 2.5 grade point average in core
courses middle and high school

*Note that copies of school discipline records may be requested by the Academy administrators.


At the end of the school year,
the above criteria

will be reviewed and admissi
on may be revoked if all are not satisfactory. Students who
meet
admittance

criteria will be admitted to the lottery pool. Once a lottery pool has been established from the applications that meet the
initial criteria, the lottery will be conducted. Sele
ctions from the qualified applicants are random. Students included in the lottery pool but
not selected in the initial lottery will remain in the pool that will be used to fill additional spots as openings occur.


Parent/Guardian and Student Commitment

We understand that the curriculum of the Industrial Biotechnology Academy is designed for students interested in pursuing a c
areer in
science, math, technology or engineering. We understand that if accepted, satisfactory behavior, conduct, attendance and
academic
progress are mandatory for continued enrollment. We realize that administrators may view discipline records as part of the ap
plication
process.


Due to outside contact with biotechnology professionals, future employers, and the general public, a high standard of appeara
nce is
expected for all students. We understand that the administration and faculty will advise students on the responsibility of
maintaining a
mature and professional appearance, including length, coloring, and styles of hair grooming as well as appropriate dress and
footwear.


We agree to abide by all OCPS policies including discipline, regular and punctual attendance, good conduc
t, and passing grades.


Because computer and Internet access are an important component of the curriculum, we agree to ethical practices regarding co
mputer
security and communication networks. We agree to follow OCPS policies regarding computer and Inter
net use.

Student Signature

Date






Parent/Guardian Signature

Date







Counselor and
Teacher

Recommendation

Counselor Signature

Date






Science Teacher

Signature

Date







Submission Checklist







Completed application signed and initialed by student and parent/guardian (required).



Counselor/Administrator rec
ommendation (required).



Mail

or drop
-
off

completed application with original signatures to:


Winter Park Tech
-
Avalon Campus

Industrial Biotechnology
Program

2201 S. Crown Hill
Blvd

Orlando, FL 32828


Refer all questions to

David Robitaille

407
-
317
-
3200

ext. 2724