Fall 2019 STEM Application Window Opens November 1st, 2018. Please check back in November for the link to the application. Transcripts will be required with the application.

Located on the San Marin High School campus, the Biotechnology and STEM programs are recruiting interested and qualified incoming ninth grade students for the 2019-20 school year. Biotechnology and STEM programs offer a challenging, comprehensive, college-prep high school experience highlighting science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum. Project-based learning and use of technology are key instructional strategies integrated into the curriculum. As small learning communities, Biotechnology and STEM Marin academies focus on developing strong relationships between staff, students, and parents. This makes it possible to offer personalized, hands-on, individual assistance and support to our students. When students apply to Biotechnology and STEM Marin academies, they are choosing to enroll in an alternative educational setting and committing to high personal and academic expectations.

While enrolled in Biotechnology and STEM Marin academies, upper division students will be expected to take college courses. This bridge to college assists our students in preparing for their post-high school experience. Upon successful completion of the San Marin Biotechnology and STEM Marin academies college preparatory courses, all students will have met or exceeded the basic entrance requirements for the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems.


San Marin offers a comprehensive program of study. A stable administration and dedicated hard-working teachers and support staff have enriched San Marin’s already outstanding educational program with a number of important additions. Besides and array of Honors and Advanced Placement classes, San Marin’s programs now include:

  • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)-prepares 1st generation college-bound students for rigorous curricula and mainstream school activities to increase their opportunities for admission to 4-year universities.
  • SMARTT (San Marin Arts and Technical Arts)-an integrated group of university approved classes which include: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Writing Arts, and Technical Arts. Many classes are taught after school so that students are able to take AP and Honors courses during regular school hours and fit other UC approved electives into their schedule.


  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). STEM is project-based, technology-focused curriculum that allows students to develop their critical thinking skills through scientific experiments and solving real-world problems. There is also a focus on collaborative group-work, communicating your ideas verbally, in writing, and through technology, and creativity and innovation.

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