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Pathway Description

Sato Academy of Math and Science is a small STEM high school located near the campus of California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Sato offers an intensive college-preparatory education to motivated high school students in the STEM pathways of Engineering and Biomedical Science. The school utilizes Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum for pathways. The required curriculum far exceeds the University of California admission requirements. Activities and clubs are accessible to all students to gain a greater understanding and hands-on experience in both career pathways.

For more information, please visit our Future Students page or view our informational booklet.


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Entrance Criteria

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Algebra I in 8th Grade (A or B recommended in 1st semester)

Course of Study

This pathway requires a 4 year sequence using PLTW curriculum. In 9th grade, students take both Biomedical and Engineering pathway electives. From 10th-12th grade, students pick one pathway strand of focus.


Sample Schedule

Grade 9

  • English 1-2 Acc
  • Geometry Acc
  • Medical Biology
  • PE (Career & Technical Ed)
  • Spanish 1-2
  • Principles of Biomedical Science
  • Introduction to Design & Engineering

Grade 10

  • English 3-4 Acc
  • Algebra II Acc
  • Physics of the Universe
  • PE (Career & Technical Ed)
  • Spanish 3-4
  • Big History
  • Human Body Systems OR             Principles of Engineering

Grade 11

  • AP Language & Composition OR      English 5-6
  • AP Precalculus OR Precalculus
  • US History (AP Option)
  • Medical Interventions OR              Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Academic Elective


Grade 12

  • AP English Literature OR Expository Reading & Writing Curriculum 
  • AP Calculus OR AP Statistics OR        Finite Math
  • US Government (AP Option) / Economics
  • Biomedical Innovations OR        Engineering Capstone
  • Academic Elective



"What I love most about our school is that we’re never satisfied.

We’re always challenging ourselves to surpass our own accomplishments. All of our students are given the resources to make that drive possible."

Ryan Erber, Class of 2025


Work-Based Learning

  • 9th Grade:
    • Surviving the Extremes Integrated Project
    • Make:able Challenge
    • Guest Speakers
    • CSULB Field trips, including CSULB Library Skills training
  • 10th Grade:
    • Roller Coaster Integrated Project
    • OSHA 10 Biomedical / Engineering Certification
    • CPR Certification
    • Guest Speakers
    • Knott's Engineering Day Field trip
  • 11th Grade:
    • Using Light to Gather Data Integrated Project
    • Guest Speakers
    • Biomedical / Engineering Conference Field Trip
  • 12th Grade:
    • Capstone Project


Industry Partners

  • Sato Advisory Board
  • Amateur Radio League
  • Boeing
  • Haas Automation
  • Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center
  • Rocket Lab
  • Space Beach
  • Spring Academy
  • USC Biomechanics Department
  • Weber Metals


For More Information

Contact the Sato Office at (562) 598-7611.

Nondiscrimination Statement: The Long Beach Unified School District prohibits discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person’s actual or perceived ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, immigration status, national origin, religion, race or ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

For questions or complaints, contact Equity Compliance Officer: Steve Rockenbach, Director of Employee Relations,1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, CA 90815, 562-997-8220, and Title IX Coordinator: Kimberly Dalton, Director of Human Resource Services, 1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, CA 90815, 562-997-8108, and 504 Coordinator: Jenny R. Acosta, Program Administrator, 2221 Argonne Ave, LB 90815, 562-986-6870,