Harbour School is Green, Again!

June 02, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Annapolis, MD, June 2007 - The Harbour School at Annapolis will be recognized by the Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education as one of Maryland's Green Schools at an award ceremony tomorrow. The Maryland Green School Award Program recognizes and celebrates Maryland schools that use the school site, the community and their curriculum and instruction to prepare students to understand and act on the current and future environmental challenges that face the State. The Harbour School is one of 15 schools statewide for which 2007 is a recertification year.

The recertification process was managed by a student group known as Harbour Action Wilderness Center (H.A.W.C.) under the guidance of a faculty member and in adherence to Maryland's Green School Program. The 2-year process required extensive documentation of how the school uses curricular instruction to engage students in environment issues of the day, how it exemplifies a model environment for best management practices in its operations, and how the school builds and maintains partnerships with the local community that result in a healthier environment.

Dr. Linda Jacobs, founder and Executive Director of the school called the accomplishment “Fantastic” and “another example of Harbour's ongoing commitment to engage students in authentic learning experiences that enhance learning by linking knowledge to real world application while benefiting the wider community in general.”

The Harbour School, a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit school, is an innovative educational organization providing supportive, caring, and individualized education to students with learning and other disabilities from first through twelfth grade by assisting each child to attain academic, personal achievement, and success commensurate with the child's abilities. Currently the school is celebrating its 25th year of continuous service to Maryland students. At campuses in Annapolis and in Baltimore County the school provides special education programs for more than 260 students from 14 school systems within Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia.