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RPI Medal Class of 2019

The Rensselaer Medal
A scholarship opportunity worth $100,000 for
outstanding math and science students

For more than 100 years, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in conjunction with high schools around the world, has awarded the Rensselaer Medal to promising secondary school students who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science.

The Medal was first presented in 1916 with two purposes: to recognize the superlative academic achievement of young men and women, and to motivate students toward careers in science, engineering, and technology.

This merit scholarship, with a value of $25,000 per year, is guaranteed for four years (five years for the B.Arch. program or the Co-Terminal Program) for each medalist who is accepted and enrolls at Rensselaer.

As a participating medal high school, BTHS is allowed to select one member of the junior class to be honored with the Rensselaer Medal Award.

If you would like to be considered for this nomination, please complete the BTHS RPI Medal Application

The Essay & Resume are due by 4/30/18 at 7:30 am
Late submissions will not be accepted


Rising Senior Night 2018


2017 PSAT Scores

Students received paper copies of their PSAT Score Reports & Test Booklets today ... so what's next?

(1) Visit studentscores.collegeboard.org to create a College Board account and get your full PSAT/NMSQT score report. Please note the location of the access code on the front cover of the score reports. Students must use their unique access code to get their full score reports online.

(2) Create a Khan Academy account at satpractice.org and link it to your College Board account to get free personalized practice for the SAT.

(3) Start planning for college and career using tools like Big Future and Roadtrip Nation®, available via your online PSAT report.

(4) Register for the SAT in March, May or June. Spring of junior year is the perfect time to take the SAT for the first time -- students can take advantage of their PSAT/NMSQT experience, and they will have time to practice, increase their skills, and test again if they want to improve their scores.

PSAT Resources:


Governor's School & NJ Scholars Nominations For The Class of 2019

Biotechnology High School is proud to nominate outstanding students in the class of 2019 for the following summer programs:

These are extraordinary enrichment opportunities provided to New Jersey high school students at no cost to families. To learn more about each of these individual programs, please click on the links above.

The Guidance Department will select nominees on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and demonstrated interest. We are able to nominate 1 student for each of the Governor's Schools and 2 students for New Jersey Scholars.

If you would like to be considered as a BTHS nominee, please submit your application by Monday, December 11th. Any application submitted after 7:30 am on 12/11 will not be considered.

Here is the link to: BTHS Gov School / NJ Scholars Application.

Also Note: students may apply for more than 1 program. Submit a separate application for each program that you would like to be considered for.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Good luck to all who apply!


NJIT Honors College Instant Decision Day on 12/6/17


A representative from NJIT's Albert Dorman Honor's College will be conducting an On-Site Admissions Day at Biotech on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. This means they will review your credentials with you, and tell you if you are accepted into NJIT's Honor College.

When students are accepted to the Honors College, they receive a wealth of benefits, including a merit scholarship package covering one half to full tuition. As honors scholars, they will have opportunities to study overseas, work with faculty on research and industry-based projects, develop leadership skills, and have priority for on-campus housing. To learn more about the Dorman Honors College, please visit their web site at honors.njit.edu


  • You must complete the NJIT Application through the Common App, including answering all questions pertaining to Dorman Honors College, prior to attending the interview.
  • If you meet the requirements for onsite admissions, NJIT will waive your application fee! Email Mr. Brown for the code
  • Applicants to accelerated programs in medicine, dentistry, optometry or law have to meet different requirements and cannot be interviewed on site.

NJIT On-Site Admissions Day Sign Up Form - deadline to submit is Sunday 12/3.