Latest on the Green Dot Blog!
Green Dot Washington is proud to announce the launch of the Seattle Middle School and open enrollment process for Washington students. Members of the community advisory team and Green Dot leadership shared their hopes and dreams for the school and toured the grounds of the future site.Read More >>
For far too long, and far too often, harsh discipline has been the de facto way schools have tried to maintain a safe environment. Removing students from the learning environment in order to issue consequences for negative behavior does not teach what to do when confronted with difficult choices, conflicts, or emotions, and instead, often results in future disciplinary action. Thankfully, this is changing.Read More >>
Now in its second year, Destiny Middle School’s leaders, teacher team, and support staff are working tirelessly to build upon the success we saw in the first year. “We are working to be incredibly responsive to the needs of our students and building a consistent culture of academic achievement”, says Principal Kyna Williams.Read More >>
The public part of Green Dot Public Schools is what motivates Hillcrest High School’s Principal Meredith Davis and informs her approach to leadership: “We work with every single student that walks through our doors — we don’t turn children away. Regardless of where they live or what their zip code is, children deserve a high quality educational choice in their neighborhood.”
We aim to prepare all students for college, leadership, and life — including students who need additional support. Our School Leaders, Special Education Program Administrators, School psychologist, Special Education Assistants, DIS Service Providers, Office Staff, Clinical Supervisors, and Curriculum Directors all work together to ensure that each of our students have access to the resources he or she needs.Read More >>
It’s all about the students at Green Dot schools, and our Tennessee students are thriving. “I’m going to college. It wasn’t [always] a thing that was on my mind. When Green Dot came, they really stressed it. College, leadership and life. They put it in my mind that if you want to be successful, you have to go to college,” says one Fairley High School student.Read More >>
Throughout the summer at the Green Dot Public Schools’ home office, there were a half-dozen new faces working at desks, attending meetings, and walking the hallways. They belonged to the students in Green Dot’s first-ever internship program.Read More >>
Key to what we do at Green Dot is provide our students with opportunities they might not be able to get elsewhere. And that involves all of our staff getting to know our students so they can identify where those opportunities might be.Read More >>
“I come from a strong family of educators who believe in teaching children, reaching children while working in communities to change their circumstances,” says Kirby Middle School Principal Deadre Ussery. For Principal Deadre Ussery, creating truly successful outcomes means more than just helping students thrive–it means lifting families and communities along the way.Read More >>
As we reflect on the history and the meaning of Labor Day and rightly celebrate organized workers’ accomplishments, we must work to expand those to all in our nation, and to think and stand for the whole, seeing our country truly as “one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”Read More >>
As the new school year kicks off, we have been bustling with many details on all of our Green Dot Public School campuses.Read More >>
Recently the New York Times published an editorial called “The Common Core Costs Billions and Hurts Students”. In response, former LAUSD Board Chair and LAUSD Superintendent- both Green Dot Public Schools Board Members- offer their thoughts.Read More >>
Too often, our learning spaces are isolated from the vitality of the surrounding community. Green Dot Public Schools’ commitment to students’ potential means providing an immersive, educational space where students, teachers, and professionals can meet and collaborate to develop real world skills and think in unconventional ways. The JetSpace is an example of such a space.Read More >>
Christina de Jesus at AGDD 2016 from Green Dot Public Schools on Vimeo. Angel Maldonado at AGDD 2016 from Green Dot Public Schools on Vimeo. Marco Petruzzi at AGDD 2016 from Green Dot Public Schools on Vimeo. Tim Ojetunde at AGDD 2016 from Green Dot Public Schools on Vimeo. As an organization, Green Dot Public…Read More >>
We believe arts education is so critical that Green Dot Public Schools has incorporated classes such as drama into its daily curriculum. Drama teachers throughout Green Dot’s campuses all share the same conviction: that arts classes are essential pieces to a student’s education.Read More >>
Summer Bridge is offered to all incoming sixth- and ninth-graders – those students taking the big step from one school environment to another. The program is meant to ease those first-day fears students experience when stepping onto a new campus.
As Green Dot Public Schools prepares to open a new middle school, Ánimo Florence-Firestone Middle School, in the fall, it isn’t hard to pin down why founding Principal Josh Hartford is excited about the new campus and community we are serving.Read More >>
In Washington, after school programs give students time to explore their passions and learn skills such as teamwork and building relationships.
Green Dot Public Schools experienced many thrills during our graduation ceremonies in June. But the biggest one of all is the success of our thousands of graduating seniors. Making college dreams come true is really what drives everyone at Green Dot. We believe, we know, that a college education can be life-changing. We see proof of that each time one of our past grads returns to campus.Read More >>
#PartyatthePolls built excitement around the major milestone of voting for the first time for students at five of our 11 high schools in California.Read More >>
As Father’s Day approaches, we acknowledge the fathers in our own communities and what it takes to properly raise our families and advocate for our communities. It takes both love and power, especially in the face of barriers and opposition.Read More >>