Students engage in real-world experiences in the fields related to global sustainability.
Students learn and grow in areas that offer future employment such as corporate sustainability, food science, food security, food safety, water systems, waste system, energy conservation and others.
There are a lot more areas of study than I initially thought. I thought it would mostly be scientists or economists and analysis but there is so much to that.
- Priscilla, Global Sustainability student
More about the program
Students engage in real-world experiences in the fields related to global sustainability. They learn and grow in areas that offer future employment such as corporate sustainability, food science, food security, food safety, water systems, waste system, energy conservation and others. Coursework integrates physical, biological and information sciences to the study of the environment and global economics.
Students spend both semesters working on a variety of industry-driven projects, solving research problems and learning about the challenges and rewards of project-based work. They also learn about economics and the policy implications of food sustainability, with an emphasis on the global nature of food production and its impact on communities and the environment. This program is offered to juniors and seniors.
Register for Global Sustainability if you are interested in:
- Sustainability and the environment
- Where your food source comes from
- Earning college credit through AP Environmental Science
- Fulfilling a social studies credit by studying Global Studies and Economics
Year-long, two-credit course earns:
- Global Studies and Economics (one social studies credit)
- AP Environmental Science (one elective science credit)
- Offered in grades 11-12
Guest instructors provide expertise on topics aligned to the VANTAGE curriculum. Teachers use a content-first approach to learning, enabling you to master academic core content, and then see how it is implemented by business partners to provide solutions to real-world challenges.
Mentorship and Networking
All VANTAGE students have a 1:1 mentor, but the networking extends beyond one professional. Mentors often open doors and guest instructors freely share their contact information, some provide employment and extended site visits.