Carlmont currently offers two academic pathways for interested students, the Biotechnology Institute and Media Arts. Pathways offer specialized coursework geared towards what the student is specifically interested in. Support from CAF allows Carlmont to offer these choices.

The BioTech Institute (BTI) was created to offer the science-minded student a small learning community focused on biotechnology. A student in BTI will take all of the required courses for graduation, but they will all focus on scientific applications. For example, a student may study the same text across science, English and social studies courses. The program will culminate in a biomanufacturing course senior year in which students will even be creating enzymes.

The Media Arts pathway encourages students to build journalistic skills, with most reading assignments in the non-fiction genre. Students can write articles and/or publish photos for the Highlander or Scot Scoop as part of the curriculum. A new photojournalism program will be housed in a building now under construction.

Some of these classes are articulated with local community colleges, so students in these pathways can even receive college credit. Carlmont is also looking into new CTE pathways such as Early Childhood Education and Home Economics (including nutrition and cooking).

Encourage your students to discuss these options with their counselors as they are selecting classes for next year. More information on the Biotech Institute and Media Arts is available on the Carlmont High School website –