Center for Environmental Studies & Sustainability

Varina High School

  • Comprehensive, student-centered curriculum focusing on the scientific, social, political and historical elements of environmental studies and sustainability
  • Participation in cutting-edge aquatic, terrestrial, and climate studies 
  • Experiential and place-based learning in the environmentally and historically rich Varina community
  • Dual enrollment credit opportunities available to all students
  • Industry Certification available to all students

Sample Four-Year Curriculum

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Grade 9

Center Module I


  • Energy Supply Sustainability & Efficiency
  • Environmental Science OR Biology Principles through the Environment
  • English 9
  • Social Studies
  • Health & PE 9
  • Math
  • World Language*
  • Elective*

Grade 10

Center Module II


  • Energy Demand Sustainability & Efficiency​
  • Biology Principles OR Chemistry Principles through the Environment
  • Biotechnology Foundation​
  • English 10
  • Social Studies
  • Econ & Personal Finance #
  • Math
  • Health & PE 10

Grade 11

Center Module III


  • Dual Enrollment Geospatial Tech I​
  • Environmental Physics OR ​AP Physics 1
  • Dual Enrollment Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • English 11
  • Social Studies
  • World Language*
  • Math
  • Elective*

Grade 12

Center Module IV


  • Dual Enrollment Geospatial Tech I​I
  • Dual Enrollment Biology in the Environment OR ​ AP Env Science
  • Adv. Principles in Ecology​ (Elective)
  • English 12
  • Social Studies
  • World Language*
  • Math
  • Elective*
NOTES

* Refer to Diploma Requirements to determine which graduation requirements apply to you.

# All students must successfully complete the Economics and Personal Finance course.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
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