Bend Tech Academy at Marshall High School
All students will be pre-enrolled in the following course sequences based on grade level. Students will select academy electives through our BTA forecasting process upon registration.
BTA offers four Career Technical Education (CTE) academy pathways for students to explore, with a focus on allowing students to pursue their passions in career and technical fields within a small school environment. The CTE pathways include STEM/Engineering, Construction, Business Leadership, and Medical/Health. In addition to this academy structure, we offer rigorous and transformative curriculum in both engineering and science from Project Lead the Way, college and career ready CTE curriculum from Paxton Patterson, and a robust college and career readiness program to ensure post-secondary success through initiatives like AVID, Oregon Gear UP, Aspire, and ECMC. Our Future Center office works hand in hand with our academies to bring in community partners to develop success skills and introduce internships and real world projects to learning.
Learn more about our Future Center here: Future Center
Read our curriculum guide here: 2020-2021 Curriculum Guide
Our educational model creates an engaging learning environment that students thrive in. We deliver well-rounded curriculum not only through traditional classroom models, but with real world experiences and applications.
Every student who graduates from Bend Tech Academy will leave with a sense of pride and an individualized 4-year personal plan and profile that will set them up for future success. Our academies are meticulously planned to reflect industries that offer high wage, high skill, high demand jobs.
"I chose BTA because it is smaller and there are less students. Teachers are more interactive with students and have more one-on-one time. Everyone knows everyone and it is a safe community. "
- Patrick, Class of 2024
Opportunities exist to earn college credit in all CTE academies through Klamath Community College, and students may enroll as juniors and seniors of good standing in the district COCC Expanded Options programs as well. Advanced placement courses in science, language arts, and social studies are currently being developed. Advanced math classes for dual college credit (such as Math 105 and Math 111) are also available on campus.
For more in-depth information on each academy please go to each academy's individual page via the links below or the buttons on the right sidebar.
Construction Academy – Taught by Mrs. Loper students will gain comprehensive knowledge, skills, and experience in all aspects of the construction industry, allowing them to step into construction related fields after graduating from BTA.
Engineering/STEM Academy – Taught by Mr. Erickson students have the opportunity to get immersive experiences in new and exciting technology fields. We offer state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to teach valuable skills in all fields relating to STEM, engineering, design, and manufacturing.
Business Leadership Academy– Taught by Ms. Peters students get in-depth experience in all aspects of running a business. They will learn every piece of what it takes to be successful in business by participating in our very own BTA student store, organizing fundraisers, and marketing all school events within and outside of BTA.
Medical/Health Academy - Taught by Mrs. H. Johnson students will get to experience lifelike medical situations that they prepare for in our premiere medical/health classes. Students have the opportunity to earn college credits as well as get actual experience at St. Charles Medical Center.
Students who are unsure about a potential career academy interest will have an opportunity to engage in life and career planning though a required Careers class. See the College and Career tab on our web site for more information.
CTE courses will be offered without regard to sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law. Additionally, the District will take steps to ensure language will not be a barrier to admission and participation in CTE programs. View our non-discrimination policy and complaint procedure. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policy: Title IX Coordinator: Human Resources Director, 520 NW Wall Street, Bend OR (541-355-1100 or [email protected]) 504 Coordinator: Assistant Director of Special Education, 520 NW Wall Street, Bend OR (541-355-1060 or [email protected]).