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Samuel J. Green Charter School

A Note from the School Director

July 2014

Dear Green Families,

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! We want to thank you, our families, for entrusting your children to us to provide an excellent education. We value the partnership and look forward to serving you this year.  The entire Green Team is excited to get back to the work of accomplishing our mission to prepare 100% of our students for college, careers and a successful life.

As a result of the hard work from you and your children and the Green Team, Green Charter remains one of the top schools in the city!  We are proud of the work that we have accomplished so far and look forward to the challenges and exciting opportunities ahead as we fully implement a college ready curriculum this year. Reading and math are our academic focus this year and our goal is for each student to perform at or above grade level. The use of technology in our individualized learning labs will continue to provide interventions and academic enrichment for all students. 

Our work at Green Charter is also to develop the whole child.  We do this by setting high expectations for student behavior so that teachers and students can focus on academic achievement. We work towards this goal through the teaching and embedding of our RISE values. They are: R-Respect, I-Integrity, S-Self Determination, E-engagement. Developing this set of values will help students do well in any setting.  We also develop the whole child through a variety of experiences. Examples of that are: our after school enrichment program which provides a variety of enrichment activities and The Edible Schoolyard that provides unique, healthful experiences for our students and you, our families. Additionally, each grade level has experiences planned for students that are age appropriate and allow them to explore the world around them and mature into well-rounded young adults.

This parent/student handbook is a general information guide to help you understand how Green Charter operates, and it sets expectations for all stakeholders. It will answer many of your specific questions and when it doesn’t, please feel free to contact the school office or stop by for help. I, along with the entire Green Team, am looking forward to another very productive school year here at Green Charter. 

Yours in partnership,

Ava Lee

School Director, Samuel J. Green Charter School


Parents talk about why their child is at Samuel J. Green Charter School. 

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