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The Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART) provides a 75,000 square-foot state-of-the-art research and technology facility where students from Clovis Unified and Fresno Unified design and complete projects in collaboration with partners from the local, national, and international business community. Participation in CART is a privilege for students in 11th grade and 12th grade. Transportation is provided between Buchanan High School and CART. Students who are selected to enroll attend half-day classes in one of the 15 laboratories taught by teams of instructors from both education and business. Interested students must apply online and are selected through a lottery process.

IMPORTANT DATES (2022-23 timeline for students applying for the 2023-24 school year)
Monday, November 28: CART presentations in the Library Lecture Hall at Buchanan High School during each class period.

Wednesday, December 1:  On-line application opens  
Tuesday, January 17: BHS students invited to attend CART field trip (8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.) A limited number of spots are available - students should come into the Counseling Center for an application.

Thursday, January 26 and Wednesday, February 8: Parent Information Nights at CART (6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.). 
Friday, February 10: On-line applications are due by 4:00 p.m.
Early March: Students that applied for CART will be notified about being accepted into a CART lab or if they will be placed on a waiting list.
  • Late CART Application CART is now accepting late applications for labs that have openings or short waitlists. Students that are interested in applying should complete the application and forward it to their counselor.
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