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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


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 

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!

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2.  Habitat Restoration & Water Testing at Pine Lake

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3.  Paddle boarding & Kayaking


Revolution Foods Field Trip
Revolution Foods Field Trip
Ropes Course
Ropes Course
Making Balms & Salves
Making Balms & Salves
Performing the Cool the Earth Play @DeAvilla Elementary
Performing the Cool the Earth Play @DeAvilla Elementary
Habitat Restoration
Habitat Restoration