About Our Program
As part of the Superintendent’s New Education Bargain with Students and Parents, Research Laboratory High School for Bioinformatics & Life Sciences opened in September 2016 as a new innovative high school
Our vision: The program will offer an interactive and engaging environment based on project-based learning and collaboration with the medical community. This college preparatory program will prepare our graduates with the knowledge, skills and experiences to enroll in post-secondary science courses of study leading to high demand careers in a global economy.
The program is designed for students who are interested in careers related to medical research and the medical field. We currently have small cohorts of 50 students in grade 9, 10 and 11; we will expand to grade 12 in 2019-20 with an anticipated overall enrollment of 200 students. We are looking for students from all backgrounds who enjoy science and math to join our program and through our partnership with the University at Buffalo, students will experience science research in the classroom, in the Buffalo medical community and globally through technology like our state of the art 3-D computers in our 3D Z-Space lab and 1:1 laptop devices for all students.
Definitions to get you started on the pathway…
Research: The careful study of a subject through experimentation that helps in the discovery and interpretation of new facts
Laboratory: A room or building with special equipment for conducting scientific experiments and tests
Bioinformatics: The collection and analysis of biological information using computers
Life Sciences: An area of science that deals with living things and life processes
STEM: A curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach
Science - systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiments
Technology - the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes
Engineering - branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures
Mathematics - the abstract science of number, quantity, and space