Laguna Creek High School‘s Green Energy Tech Academy is a four-year high school program dedicated to preparing students to enter two– or four– year colleges, begin a technical training program, or head directly into the work force. We teach the concepts of energy extraction, conversion and transmission processes through complex, hands-on, project-based work.
The GETA Family
GETA students learn and excel together. Whether it is investigating energy conversions at a behind-the-scenes tour of Six Flags, physically supporting each other in team-building activities at the Ropes Course (pictured right), or collaborating on their core academic course assignments, academy students study together in a family-like atmosphere. GETA teachers follow this same team approach when collaborating on cross-curricular lessons to show students connections while monitoring student development both inside and outside the classroom.
GETA Students in the News
GETA students further their education through competitions, conferences, and hands-on projects. But did you know they also use what they have learned to help those in need?
Here are a few recent accomplishments of GETA students:
- 2012-2014 Winner of SMUD’s Northern CA Solar Regatta
- Competed in the Solar 1 World Cup Championships in Monaco (summer 2014)
- Winners of the 2012 Youth Energy Summit for a energy audit project that helped families in need.
- Built and shipped over 80 solar suitcases to bring electricity to medical facilities in 21 poverty-stricken countries around the world.
- Hosted a press conference for green academies with State Superintendent of Public Education, Tom Torlakson, and State Senate President pro Tempore, Darrell Steinberg.
- Working to retrofit a Honda Accord with an electric engine.
- Showcased by eCo Company TV: http://eco-company.tv/video/solar-suitcases.