Energy & Sustainability

The Iowa Energy and Sustainability Academy (IESA) is a cross-curricular class which prepares students for entry into the high-tech world of green building and various energy technologies. Students study the science of energy conservation and management, sustainability, field ecology, practical design, and much more in a hands-on, project-based, community-based learning environment. An optional spring break trip can be a supplement to this cutting-edge career area.

Some unique opportunities in IESA:

  • Hands on science with water, air, and soil test kits.
  • Work with real small scale wind generators, solar photovoltaic cells, and hydrogen fuel cells.
  • Unique –special field experiences such as Minneapolis and Chicago to visit such things as zoos, malls, and museums. See efforts to recycle, save energy, and take care /preserve plants/animals. Also visit wind farms and natural areas throughout Iowa.

Strong interest in sustainability career.

Grades: 10-11-12

All students interested in enrolling in one of the Advance Career Programs at Central Campus can learn more about enrollment here.