Environmental Science Career and Technical Education Pathway

Boston Green Academy is the only high school in the Boston Public Schools to offer an Environmental Science & Technology career pathway program. Students who complete this pathway are prepared to continue their education in college or enter the workforce in a variety of environmental fields such as water quality specialists, environmental scientists and engineers, community and state officials, and other environmental organizations to investigate real-world environmental issues. Graduates of the Environmental Science pathway program are certified in First Aid and CPR, 10-hour OSHA general industry safety certificate, and OSHA 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations. Students are also trained in wastewater and drinking water technologies, and are prepared to take the Massachusetts Class II Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and Massachusetts Grade I Drinking Water Treatment Exams administered by the State of Massachusetts. The program culminates in a 6-week internship with an environmental organization or company of their choice.

Watch the short video of our Green Ribbon Award celebration, filmed by Boston Neighborhood Network.

Here is the video of our students taking thermal images o Boston's Old State House in preparation

for historical, Green renovations.

To learn more, please contact either Chamberlain Segrest, BGA’s Director of Green Programs, or Chris Donnelly, teacher in the CTE program.  

This program prepares students for college and/or careers and is open to any student enrolled at BGA. Every year, students apply in 9th grade can apply for a  new 4-year cohort. If spots open up in later years there is a process to join the cohort at that time. The course list and application are available via the following links:

Check out the course list here.

Find the application to CTE here.

Application in Spanish

Application in Vietnamese

Application in French

Our Mission

Boston Green Academy welcomes diverse students of all abilities, educates and empowers them to succeed in college and career, and prepares them to lead in the sustainability of our community and world.

20 Warren Street
Brighton, MA 02135
617 635-9860 (phone)
617 635-9858 (fax)
For information, get in touch here

Scroll here

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

Boston Green Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language, or prior academic achievement.

BGA's national Green Ribbon School award from the U.S. Dept. of Education for our whole-school green and sustainable practices.