Fifteen Baltimore County schools have been named 2018 Maryland Green Schools by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education.
“This accomplishment is a testament to the hard work of our school leaders and educators, who are making sure that students embrace our need to take care of the environment,” said Interim Superintendent Verletta White. “We know that our students care deeply about solving the world’s problems, and this is just one example of authentic, real-world teaching and learning that is making a difference.”
Three elementary schools earned Sustainable status, signifying a long-term, school-wide dedication to sustainable environmental management practices, environmental education curriculum, professional development opportunities, and community engagement.
An additional three elementary schools earned their First Recertification. Nine schools joined the prestigious list of Maryland Green Schools in BCPS for the first time. All schools are listed below.
Maryland Green Schools – Sustainable
Berkshire Elementary School
Glyndon Elementary School
Hillcrest Elementary School
Maryland Green Schools – First Recertification
Arbutus Middle School
Catonsville Elementary School
Riderwood Elementary School
Maryland Green Schools – New Certification
Edgemere Elementary School
Kenwood High School
Milbrook Elementary School
Parkville Middle School
Perry Hall Middle School
Pikesville Middle School
Pine Grove Elementary School
Ridge Ruxton School
Rodgers Forge Elementary School
The Maryland Green Schools Program is a nationally recognized program begun in 1999. Today there are 618 active Green Schools certified in Maryland, including more than 27% of all Maryland schools.
The Maryland Green Schools program encourages educational opportunities for PreK-12 schools that increase awareness and understanding of environmental relationships that impact public health and the local community.
The program is aligned with Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement 2014 goals and supports Maryland State Department of Education graduation requirements and standards.