Bioscience High School offers a full, integrated curriculum with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students participate in innovative learning environments that include team-teaching, use of technology, and student-centered learning.  Instructors design lessons with collaborative efforts, and integration across multiple disciplines is a common theme found in every course offered. Bioscience High School develops specific upperclassmen pathway courses that are tailored to student interests, some of which include, anatomy and physiology, epidemiology, biotechnology, engineering, and forensics.   In addition, strong humanities, arts, and fitness curricula are offered to promote well-rounded learning experiences for students. 
Mision* Statement:
BHS provides a rigorous, collaborative, and relevant academic program emphasizing an innovative, problem-based curriculum that develops literacy  in the sciences, mathematics, and the arts, thus cultivating critical thinkers, creative  problem-solvers, and compassionate citizens, who are able to thrive in our increasingly complex and technological communities.
*Mision = mission + vision 

School News

  • Welcome Letter from the Principal

    Read a Letter from Dr. Holly Batsell

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  • Bioscience Featured on #YesPHX

    Vice Mayor Danny Valenzuela, Phoenix Union High School District Superintendent, Dr. Chad Gestson, and #yesPHX host, Jonathan Cottrell talk about Bioscience High School, the effectiveness of our program, the achievements of our students, and our connections to the community through initiatives like internships! Click on the headline to open this article and to access the link to the video.

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  • First in the World - ASU Partnership

    Seniors at BHS this fall will be a part of a new ProMod (project module) partnership with ASU. The partnership is one of the programs to be funded by a $4 million grant ASU was awarded through the presidential initiative "First in the World". Students at 3 PUHSD schools will be involved in the partnership. When the partnership was announced last October, PUHSD superintendent, Dr. Kent Scribner had this to say, "This grant will further our mission of preparing every student for success in college, career and life by supporting our teachers and students and offering innovative ways to provide successful pathways to and through the university. ASU and Phoenix Union both want the same thing: more of our students having access to affordable postsecondary education – not only enrolling or transferring from community colleges, but also succeeding and completing college in greater numbers." The ASU partnership focuses on things that are already priorities for the BHS community - "critical inquiry and problem-solving abilities", and integration of content across courses in an effort to respond to and address real world challenges using a problem-based learning and assessment approach. Seniors at BHS have the chance to earn up to 13 college course credits - for free - by the end of the school year, to be awarded upon successful completion of one semester at ASU in the fall of 2016. The partnership will also provide ASU student mentors for the high school students. ASU Press Release - October 2014 and ASU ProMod page. Click on Headline to access info.

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  • Dragon Training

    Our Dragon Training project is our “agreement” with each other: parents, students and staff. Access it by selecting the Academics link at the top of this page, and choose Dragon Training from the menu. It is one more tool for communicating expectations and for setting goals for improvement...Our approach towards education and learning rests on three core beliefs: that learning should be assessed for the purpose of growth, that students learn best in a community where they engage in dialogue about what they are doing and how their understandings are changing, and that learning is constructed as students engage in asking questions and exploring answers...

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  • BHS Ranks 4th Among AZ High Schools

    In Niche's 2015 school rankings, Bioscience High School was ranked 4th for Arizona Public High Schools. Information regarding the criteria and methodology are available on the site (link available in full article). "Best Public High Schools ranks 14,431 high schools based on dozens of key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents. A high ranking indicates that the school is an exceptional academic institution with a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experience very highly."

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  • One of the Most Amazing High School Campuses in the World

    “High school campuses not only function as important places for students, they often act as gathering points for entire communities. These 30 high school campuses are the crème de la crème, all awe-inspiring and all offering incredible opportunities for the attending students,” said James Arney, chief author and researcher for the list.

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  • NCLB - The Parent's Right to Know Teacher Qualifications

    As a parent/guardian of a Bioscience High School student, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the teacher who instructs your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s teachers and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it.

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  • Smart Snacks: USDA's Standards for School Snacks

    USDA recently published practical, science-based nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold to children at school during the school day. The standards, required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, will allow schools to offer healthier snack foods to children, while limiting junk food. Click headline for more info.

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  • Enroll at Bioscience

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District News

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512 E. Pierce St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 
602.764.5699 (fax) 
Principal: Dr. Holly Batsell
Mascot: Double-Helix Dragon
School Colors: Purple and Green
Year School Opened: 2006
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