SUSTAINABLE SOCIETIES ACADEMY™

For students entering Grades 9 through 12 
Tuition (lunch and field trip included):  $750
Week Available: August 6
Designed for highly motivated high school students, the Sustainable Societies Academy provides an engaging introduction to and preparation for further sustainability studies. The program developed by the Sustainability Curriculum Consortium™ utilizes resources from the Environic Foundation International (EFI) and features leading faculty and professionals from UPenn, Harvard, CUNY, and other programs. During the week-long experience at Poly Prep, in-class sessions will introduce key concepts and principles and present real-world examples emphasizing the interdependence of environmental protection, economic development and social justice the three dimensions of sustainability. An off-site field exploration will examine the natural and built environment in the NYC region. A set of pre-Academy online readings from the comprehensive EFI library will be provided to accelerate and enhance entry into the program. 
Sustainable Societies Academy will help you:
  • Learn the basic concepts and principles of sustainability through college-level presentations, small group discussions, interactive workshops, and site visits.
  • Deepen your understanding of sustainability issues and trends while focusing on valuable skills that encourage you to be an agent for change.
  • Design sustainability strategies that you can apply to challenges in your own school and community.
  • Begin to build your sustainability network of peers and mentors. 
To apply, please complete this application form and, it is encouraged although not required, to ask a teacher/mentor to submit an online recommendation. Applications remain open with acceptance on a rolling basis.

Applications are reviewed and notifications are sent on a rolling basis.
Payment is due within 2 weeks of acceptance.

Prior to starting, students are expected to complete a self-paced module and prep assignment to ensure readiness for the Academy experience.

If you have any questions, please email Brian Filiatraut, Director of Sustainability.
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