Evergreen has been named a Green School of Excellence! We received the designation from the NC Green Schools Program, an effort of the Center for the Environment at Catawba College in Salisbury.
Evergreen Community Charter School received the highest honor, the NC Green School of Excellence. “This honor recognized the hard and important work that our teachers, staff, parents, students and partners do,” said Dr. Susan Mertz, the school’s director. “The work is important because of the lasting impact a green school curriculum, facility and culture have on children. Our students are advocates for green practices and stewards of our environment.”
Being awarded the highest NC Green School level is “an honor and affirmation that we are living our mission,” Mertz said.
The NC Green Schools Program promotes sustainability in the state’s public and private schools from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. It helps teachers connect and share ideas, offers resources and tools to help them start green initiatives and recognizes schools that meet specified goals.
Evergreen's third grade teacher Chris Weaver won North Carolina's Charter School Teacher of the Year
Nominated for Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education for having students who perform at very high academic levels or where significant improvements are being made in students' academic achievement
Won the U.S. Green Building Council, Charlotte Chapter Sustainability award in the K-12 Schools and Higher Education category for being in the forefront of teaching sustainability and allowing students to graduate aware and prepared to advocate for and to create environmental change
Named a 2012 Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, one of only 78 in the country and two in North Carolina, for exercising a comprehensive approach to creating "green" environments through reducing environmental impact, promoting health, and ensuring a high-quality environmental and outdoor education to prepare students with the 21st century skills and sustainability concepts needed in the growing global economy
Evergreen Executive Director Susan Gottfried was invited to serve on the Board of Directors for the Green Schools National Network
Evergreen's middle school science teacher Stuart Miles won North Carolina's Charter School Teacher of the year
Received the Exceptional Environmental Education Center award from the Environmental Educators of North Carolina for commitment to creating an environmentally literate student body and encouraging students to educate the general public about important environmental issues
Received charter renewal for 10 years
Achieved full SACS CASI accreditation through AdvancED, and organization that advances excellence in education worldwide