Santa Rosa City Schools is directing a new $80,000 grant to the planning phase of a pilot program expected to be launched next year at Montgomery High School.

The Linked Learning program is expected to hook up Montgomery’s green technology pathway with core English and science courses, said Debi Batini, director of career pathways and community outreach for Sonoma County’s largest school district.

The green technology pathway already exists at Montgomery and operates under the direction of Len Greenwood. The new program will be developed by Greenwood and English teacher Nina Petersen and science teacher Melissa Neufer, Batini said.

The goal is to create cross-subject assignments, lessons and curriculum so that a group of students are learning science while studying a concept in Greenwood’s class, or working on English skills while performing a science lab, officials said.

“It’s really highly teacher driven,” Batini said.

“This is something we are starting,” she said. “This is the planning year.”