The South Johnston High School IDEAL Academy is a 4-year opportunity for students to obtain skills and college credits in environmental sciences, agriculture and leadership. This unique opportunity is a collaboration between Johnston County Public Schools and the University of Mount Olive. Students have the opportunity to obtain a high school diploma and associate's degree within 4 years at SJHS. The IDEAL program has 4 pathways that students are eligible for. This academy utilizes blended high school classes that pair academic core, and agricultural curricula. Hands-on learning is blended with PBL instruction and internships to provide students with meaningful and engaging.