Green Academy Overview

Visit the Green Academy Web Site: http://sites.google.com/site/greenacademybhs/home/

Lead Teacher: Dagny Dingman

Green Academy provides a personalized, interconnected learning environment where faculty members nurture and challenge students to strive for academic excellence. Our mission is to: 1. Prepare students for college and green careers; 2. Prepare students to understand and actively engage in creating an environmentally sustainable and socially just world; 3. Provide educational and career opportunities in science and math to students who have been historically underrepresented in these fields. Graduates of the Green Academy will be prepared for college, be knowledgeable about social and environmental issues, and take personal responsibility for seeking change in themselves and in the world.

The goal of the 9th grade program is to give students the foundational skills for understanding issues related to environmental sustainability and social justice. In the 10th grade, students will embark on one of two pathways: S.E.E.D. (Sustainability, Ecology and Environmental Design) or H.E.A.T. (Human Energy and Appropriate Technology). S.E.E.D. focuses on renewable energy, transportation, green building, sustainable agriculture, water quality and waste management. H.E.A.T. focuses on the physics of energy, electricity and electronics, energy conservation, and energy generation through solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels and other energy sources.

Green Academy is ideal for students who want to:

  • Be prepared for a 4 year college or university
  • Be a part of a caring, supportive learning community
  • Participate in interdisciplinary, project-based, experiential learning
  • Take coursework connected to complex issues of sustainability
  • Focus on critical thinking around essential questions of environmental justice
  • Learn from mastery at high levels with authentic assessments
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    Swimming: All Levels Meet vs Arroyo, Berkeley, Mt. Eden (Away)
    Starts: 3:30 pm
    Ends: April 28, 2017 - 3:30 pm
    Location: Chabot College
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Arroyo, Berkeley, Mt. Eden
    Baseball: Boys JV Game vs Alameda (Home)
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: April 28, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Berkeley High - Tim Moellering Field
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Alameda
    Baseball: Boys Varsity Game vs Alameda (Away)
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: April 28, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Alameda High - Lincoln Park
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Alameda
    Softball: Girls Varsity Game vs Alameda (Away)
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: April 28, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Alameda High School
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Alameda
    Softball: Girls JV Game vs Alameda (Home)
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: April 28, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Berkeley High School
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Alameda
    Movie Night (Basketball courts near M-gym)
    April 28, 2017
    5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Basketball courts near M-gym
    Swimming: All Levels Non-Varsity Culminating Meet vs San Leandro, Alameda, Arroyo, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Encinal, Mt. Eden, Bishop O'Dowd, Piedmont, San Leandro (Away)
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: April 29, 2017 - 10:00 am
    Location: San Leandro High School
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: San Leandro, Alameda, Arroyo, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Encinal, Mt. Eden, Bishop O'Dowd, Piedmont, San Leandro
    Leadership Meetings 2016-17 (Library)
    May 1, 2017
    8:30 am - 9:30 am
    Library
    Book Drives (C Bldg Gallery)
    May 1, 2017
    1:00 pm - 1:01 pm
    C Bldg Gallery
    Track: All Levels Postseason Coaches' Meeting vs Hayward, Alameda, Arroyo, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Encinal, Hayward, Mt. Eden, Bishop O'Dowd, Piedmont, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Tennyson (Away)
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: May 1, 2017 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Hayward High A-Hall
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Hayward, Alameda, Arroyo, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Encinal, Hayward, Mt. Eden, Bishop O'Dowd, Piedmont, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Tennyson
    Book Drives (C Bldg Gallery)
    May 2, 2017
    1:00 pm - 1:01 pm
    C Bldg Gallery
    Baseball: Boys Varsity Game vs Bishop O'Dowd (Away)
    Starts: 3:30 pm
    Ends: May 2, 2017 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Bishop O'Dowd High School
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Bishop O'Dowd