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School Culture

Green Woods Charter School is committed to providing a learning environment that is conducive to the achievement of academic excellence and the development of age-appropriate social skills and relationships. As members of Green Woods Charter School, students are expected to accept responsibility for their own actions and to contribute to a school culture that fosters respect for self, others, and the environment. This helps to set the foundation for meaningful learning and positive relationships.

Green Woods Charter School students are held to a high standard and are expected to follow the school’s three main rules; Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe. In addition to our three rules, Green Woods Charter School’s students follow a  code of conduct with a clear disciplinary process.


We are committed to promoting school pride and a positive school culture. By implementing positive behavior management techniques, Trailblazers, our Swag Store, and the Middle School’s Challengers Club, our ultimate goal is to encourage our students to always do their best by being model students. In doing so, we hope to prepare students for their journey beyond Green Woods. 

 
The Trailblazer Club is Green Woods Charter School’s school-wide behavior plan. The Trailblazer Club is modeled from the Principal's 200 Club, which is a school-wide positive behavior program used in various school districts.  The goal is to reinforce positive choices and actions by our students who demonstrate their ability to follow the school-wide rules; “Be Responsible, Be Respectful, and Be Safe”.  Ultimately, the program's goal is to reduce conduct referrals and office visits through positive reinforcement of those students following our three school-wide rules.

Each day Trailblazer tickets are placed in staff mailboxes. This is a random process and students do not know which teachers are holding a Trailblazer ticket on any given day. Teachers will observe students being, “Respectful, Responsible, or Safe.”  When a student receives a Trailblazer Ticket, he/she takes that ticket to the main office to sign the “Celebrity Book,” and receive a Trailblazer Certificate. Students also receive a random number and write their name on our Trailblazer Board.  When 10 names form a row, column or diagonal on the Trailblazer Board, these students names are called over the loudspeaker and receive the Mystery Motivator prize.  Mystery Motivator prizes may include gift certificates, small prizes, books, technology time, or an extra gym period, etc.