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Bear Lakes MS Pre-Biotechnology Program

The Pre-Biotechnology Academy is designed to enable middle school students to explore the connections between science content areas and the rapidly growing biotechnology industry. At the same time, students develop the knowledge base to ensure successful articulation to high school science academies. The program provides, through a series of science electives, an understanding of the basic principles which form the foundations of biotechnology. The topics that are explored include genetics, DNA structure and function,utilization of basic biotechnology tools and techniques, forensics, bioethics, and genetic engineering. Students also survey the major career area opportunities related to the field of biotechnology.

Bear Lakes MS Music Program

The Bear Lakes Middle School Band program features many award winning ensembles, including a beginning band, a concert band, a symphonic band, a jazz band, and a pep band. The ensembles at Bear Lakes consistently receive superior ratings at all events and have been recognized for their excellence across the Palm Beach County School District. The ensembles provide opportunities to perform around the state of Florida, including local concerts, pep rallies, sporting events, universities, and, most recently, Disney World. All Bear Lakes students are eligible to enroll in a band, and need no prior musical experience to participate.