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Upcoming Events

  • Academy Field Day - October 27 @ 3:45 PM

  • First 21/22 Advisory Board Meeting - November 4 @ 5:00 PM

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Featured Student Blog Post

Thank You, GeoTech

by Hunter Hayes, 12th Grade (Vice President 19/20)


To the current and future GeoTech Academy students,

You may have joined GeoTech because it was the only option, because your friends did, or some other reason. For whatever reason you became part of the academy, don’t let that be the only reason you did. You might hear your teachers and Dr. Ducat call GeoTech a family, while we might not look like a typical family, we are. Outstanding circumstances aside, the people in your GeoTech cohorted classes will be with you for the entirety of your high school career. In time you may grow to rely on them just as you might with your actual family, I know I did.

GeoTech was probably the best thing that's happened to me in my educational career. It has opened so many doors, introduced me to lifelong friends, and shown me some interests I didn’t know I had. The thing with GeoTech is, and I know it's cliché, the more you put in, the more you will get out. If you want to cruise that's cool, but if you put in some effort here and there you will find that it is so much more rewarding. Remember, GeoTech is similar to a school club in some ways, we have a president, vice-president, and so on. So if you have an idea or have something that you think is worthy of GeoTech’s attention don’t hesitate to put yourself out there and make a stand. It won’t go unnoticed and even if it's shot down it won’t be without consideration and/or good reason. GeoTech has always focused on it's students, every field trip, every event, every opportunity has been for the benefit of those in the academy. GeoTech is here for you. My advice, hang on because it's going to be one wild ride.

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Academy Mission

The GeoTech Academy is a small learning community funded through the California Department of Education, California Partnership Academies. Our mission is to serve students in the San Diego Unified School District who are interested in the field of engineering and design that focuses on clean technologies and sustainable building designs. Through mentorships, internships, guest speakers, and hands-on projects, GeoTech students are prepared to graduate ready for college, post-secondary training and careers with an understanding of engineering fields. The GeoTech Academy provides a close family-like atmosphere where students are provided with the necessary skills to set and achieve goals that will assist them in the future.

Academy Director - Patrick Leka - pleka@sandi.net

Non-Discrimination PolicySan Diego Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying by reason of the following actual or perceived characteristics: age, ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, immigration status, marital or parental status, medical condition, nationality, national origin, actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, or on the basis of a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.Students who violate this policy may be subject to discipline, up to and including expulsion, in accordance with district policy, administrative procedure and state law.Employees who violate this policy shall be subject to discipline up to an including dismissal. Any disciplinary action shall be in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or collective bargaining agreements.Student RecruitmentStudent Recruitment: California Laws also provide added protection on the basis of actual or perceived ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, immigration status, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. CCTE courses at Science and Technology abides by these rules and guidelines. (5 CCR, Section 4900 et seq;EC Sections 200, 220, and 221.5)