Recognized Schools

NCGS Schools of Excellence 

Queens Creek Elementary, Swansboro, NC

NC Green School of Excellence, 2014-2015. NC Green School of Quality, 2013-2014. Queens Creek Elementary School is designated as an International Green School under the Onslow County School System's themed elementary school initiative.  

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Carolina Day School, Asheville, NC

NC Green School of Excellence, 2014-15.  Carolina Day School students used their bodies to create a “Living Earth” in the center of the athletic field for an aerial photo. Lower School, Middle School and Key School students wore blue as they skipped out to the field to outline the Earth and its continents. 

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Rainbow Community School, Asheville, NC

The first NC Green School of Excellence in 2013-14, renewed in 2014-15. Rainbow Community School has, as part of its mission, an academic program that revolves around integration of nature, science, and the environment.  From outdoor physical education classes and recycling, to water conservation and consciously cultivating a wildlife habitat, Rainbow Community School actively strives to build a compassionate and environmentally sustainable school.

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NCGS Schools of Quality 

Two Rivers Community School Receives NC Green Schools Award

Boone, NC – Two Rivers Community School, a K-8 public charter school in Boone, recently received the NC Green School of Quality award from the NC Green Schools Program, a non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in the state’s schools from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. 

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Carolina International School Advances as NC Green School of Quality

Carolina International School (CIS) in Concord recently advanced to a NC Green School of Quality, a designation of the NC Green Schools Program, a non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in the state’s schools from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. 

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C.T. Koontz Intermediate School, Asheville, NC

NC Green School of Quality, 2013-14 & 2014-15. "The Charles T. Koontz Intermediate School Environmental Literacy Team (ELT) consists of staff, parents, students and business partners and has diligently collaborated to ensure our school sustains recognition as a 2013-2014 Green School.  The staff committee began meeting in 2011 to create our Shared Purpose, “Growing environmental stewards for a sustainable future.”  The group also established our vision for the Koontz ELT which is “To serve as environmental leaders by forging community partnerships  and  inspiring life-long dedication to sustainability.”  

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Hall Fletcher Elementary, Asheville, NC

NC Green School of Quality, 2013-14 & 2014-15 Hall Fletcher Elementary (HFE) is a caring academic community that strives to produce students who are curious and lifelong stewards of the earth. Everyday in the school one can find evidence of students and staff participating in green activities from utilizing the commercial composting service, recycling, gardening and much more. Hall Fletcher is a proud producer of budding environmentalists. Hall Fletcher also has many avenues for outdoor education.

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Cane Creek Middle School, Fletcher, NC

NC Green School of Quality, 2013-14. Lead Teacher: Todd Robertson. Cane Creek’s “Green Team” is very proud of the efforts the school is making in going green and has presented the school’s efforts to the public at the 2014 Home, Garden and Green Living Show. Cane Creek is committed to this cause and is working each year to not just maintain the programs implemented in the past but to improve on them while initiating new programs each year.

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Owen Middle School, Swannanoa, NC

NC Green School of Quality, 2012-13. Lead Teacher: Teresa Cowan. The school culture of “green school practices” permeates all areas of the campus. This acts to showcase for the community at-large (students, parents, guests, neighbors, etc.) that OMS strives to maintain and promote environmental awareness in all areas. The school works through lessons, activities, field experiences, campus projects and more to expose school and community stakeholders that OMS is as “green”  as “green” as can be. The Green Team (teachers, staff, students, community members and supporting agencies) works as a collaboratively to be a “GREEN SCHOOL” representative for Buncombe County.

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NCGS Schools of Promise 

Carolina International School, Concord, NC

NC Green School of Promise, 2014-15. Part of the mission of Carolina International School is to “develop resourceful and responsible citizens and leaders of our local and global communities". The original campus was on 30 wooded acres with an access point to Reedy Creek, which was used by all grade levels.

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Fairview Elementary School, Fairview, NC

NC Green School of Promise, 2013-2014 & 2014-15. Lead Teacher: Katie Edwards. Fairview Elementary is developing strategies for maintaining an environmentally friendly, community-involved, and more sustainable campus that promotes stewardship for the future.

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