Sophomore Year

GREEN AMBASSADORS

The 10th grade of the Green Academy is focused on learning the fundamentals of sustainability and how they affect the world we live in.  The courses in the 10th grade are:

  • English "with a Green focus" with Ms. Gratch
  • Physics with Mr. Calac
  • Environmental Service Learning & Technology with Ms. Ziegler

Syllabus for Green Academy 1

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE LEARNING

The 10th grade elective course is based on the Environmental Charter High School in LA's Green Ambassadors Program.  This "hands-on" class revolves around 5 units:

  1. Get Connected
  2. Reuse, Rethink, Recycle
  3. Encounter Water
  4. Eat Green
  5. Nothing Wasted

This class features monthly field trips and twice monthly work in the school garden.

WHY SERVICE LEARNING?

  • Creates critical thinkers and problem solvers; researchers & communicators 
  • Strengthens students’ personal and social skills 
  • Allows students to explore and build varied interests and skills 
  • Strengthens relationships between students, the school and the community 
  • Its REAL!

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2014-2015 ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE LEARNING COURSE

1.  6 week cooking class with 18 Reasons. The final class featured an Iron Chef Cook Off!

students cooking

2.  Habitat Restoration & Water Testing at Pine Lake

Three students discussing

3.  Paddle boarding & Kayaking

Kayaking Trip

4. School garden planting & maintenance

Green Academy Students tending to the school garden.

5. National Parks Habitat Restoration

Green Academy Students standing in a national park.

6. Farmers Market

Green Academy students at the SF farmers market