OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Technology School, a public charter school serving sixth to twelfth grade students, will host its Fifth Annual Science Fair on Saturday, Feb. 5th between 10:15 am and 2 pm. Most of BayTech's students come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and the school organizes a number of fairs and competitions to encourage involvement in sciences, math and technology.
There will be more than one hundred projects from three schools at the fair and professionals from UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lawrence National Lab, Stanford University and other educational institutions will judge the projects and hand out prizes. Winners will go on to compete at the San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair as well as the Alameda County Science Fair.
Last year, BayTech was the only school from the Oakland area to participate at the 57th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair, winning a second and third place prize, as well as a special award at the event.
The Bay Area Technology School has a curriculum that focuses on science, math and technology. The school limits classroom size to a maximum of 25 students and offers specialized teachers for each subject area. Students have the opportunity to become involved in after school programs, as well as its science and math competitions. BayTech also provides free tutoring to enable students to excel in any subject and parents are encouraged to participate in their children's success by accessing information regarding classroom activities and grades via the Internet. For further information contact Daisy Valencia at (510) 645 9932 or visit www.baytechschool.org.
SOURCE Bay Area Technology School