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South Johnston High School’s Institute for the Development of Environmental and Agricultural Leadership (IDEAL)
South Johnston High School is proud to offer rising 9th grade students across Johnston County an opportunity to further their knowledge in the world of agriculture, environmental sciences, and leadership. This program offers multiple pathways for students interested in careers or post-secondary education after high school. Formerly known as the Ag. Academy, our program started in 2013 and has expanded to include student opportunities for industry based internships, college/university courses, as well as the incorporation of core academic skills into the agriculture curriculum. Career-Ready students will be able to participate in various industry internships that will prepare them for career opportunities during and after high school. Post-secondary educational opportunities include courses offered through Johnston Community College and The University of Mount Olive (UMO). The partnership with The University of Mount Olive will lead to the completion of a high school diploma and UMO associate’s degree within four years.