Community Outreach


The BETSI Model developed a curriculum and associated classroom activities in biotechnology for high school biology classes that expands and enhances science teacher content knowledge and instructional strategies and provides practical real world learning opportunities to faculty and hundreds of students in the Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD).

This innovative curriculum:

  • provides structure to support students' learning goals
  • provides a rigorous science program to high school students
  • meets college entrance requirements
  • has been reviewed and validated through peer review and expert advice

The incorporation of this curriculum by SUHSD represents a dedication of resources and willingness to create opportunities for students and serves as a successful model for other school districts.