GEO Academy at Grant Union High School
Established four years ago in partnership with the Health Education Council, the GEO Academy engages high school students with real-world projects that foster community, critical thinking, and appreciation of the environment and natural resources.
The curriculum offers outdoor learning and hands-on experiences. Their best-known project, a branded salsa sold at farmer’s markets and in gourmet grocery stores, provides agricultural production, processing, and business experience. In a testament to its relevance, the GEO Academy has a 100 percent graduation rate.
The GEO Academy integrates rural-urban connections in every lesson so students gain exposure to agricultural, environmental and green-business careers.