Green Academy Staff MembersTop of Page

Akey, Ann  49606
Environmental Chemistry and AP Environmental Science
Green Academy Social Studies and Water Resources: CTE II
Green Academy Modern European History & Coordinator
Ighanian, Shomace    49700
Environmental Biology
Ortiz, Davina  49620
  Environmental Horticulture: CTE I
Environmental Design: CTE III
Green Academy English IV

Green Academy Student VolunteeringTop of Page

July 2015 - WHS Green Academy students traveled to San Allende, Mexico to install the SunSprings at Crisma, the rehabilitation center for disabled children. The center was in danger of being shut down. The center will sell the purified water to the community, for a discounted price, so they can remain open. Thanks to the help of Redwood City's Rotary and H2OpenDoors.

Welcome to the Green Academy at WHSTop of Page

What does the Green Academy offer?Top of Page

The Green Academy Mission Statement:

Students in the Green Academy will be inspired both in and outside the traditional classroom to become stewards of their environment, leaders in their communities, and innovators in the field of green technology.

What are the benefits of the Green Academy?

  • Science-based, project-oriented learning and an interdisciplinary approach to subjects
  • Cross-curricular focus within four core Academy classes
  • Collaboration among academy teachers to support student learning
  • Smaller class size, making instruction more intimate and personal for students
  • Numerous extracurricular and field trip opportunities
  • Specific green career and college readiness focus
  • Closely monitored attendance and academic progress, with yearly meetings with students and parents
  • Access to representatives from local green industries and professions who serve as mentors to students
  • Special graduation ceremony in addition to school-wide graduation

In the news...

The WHS GardenTop of Page

Green Academy course DescriptionsTop of Page

Green Academy Field TripsTop of Page


Sustainable farming practices are studied in the Green Academy

Students were trained in energy auditing by Acterra

Students were trained in energy efficiency by Acterra representatives

Teacher Josh Rubin brings Students to wind farm

Students with Elephant Seal skulls at Ano Nuevo

Students view Elephant Seals at Ano Nuevo

Sponsors and Industry PartnersTop of Page

The Green Academy would not exist without the generous donations and support of the following organizations and businesses:


Buck's of Woodside

The Foundation for Youth Investment

Hidden Villa Ranch



The San Francisco Water Department

South System Bayside Authority

The Swain Barber Foundation

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Mentor Program - Grade 11Top of Page

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Green Academy Student Mentoring Handbook 2014-15