The mission of Greentree Prep Charter is to prepare K-6 students for high academic achievement and personal success through rigorous study and instruction aligned with state and federal government standards in the best of the classical and liberal arts tradition in order to teach and reach every child and allow him/her to become a self-governing, productive, and reliant individual citizen. Our school has incorporated the use of technology, district-approved curriculum and online programs, implemented self-contained Gifted classes and enrichment materials in all classrooms. Teachers have effectively aligned classroom instruction to state standards, in addition to providing additional support to struggling learners and adopting challenging enrichment materials for students learning above the standards.
During the 2014-2015 school year, Greentree Prep Charter completed its first year of operation, serving 62 students in grades K-3.
Greentree Prep Charter has implemented new technology supporting programs that provided supplemental assistance and intervention to all students in all subject areas. We have a resource program for Gifted students that implements a three-year thematic unit curriculum, in addition to the current school curriculum adopted by the district. This program promises to enhance and challenge students in all subject areas, especially in science, social studies, art, music, and physical education.
The school has begun developing curriculum programming and materials in science, technology, environment, architecture, and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M) with the inclusion of a 3-D printer, SmartBoards, Chromebooks, laptops, desktops, and extracurricular activities in STEAM. Students have attended field trips and explored various locations in South Florida. Our goal is to increase the use of technology by investing in more computers and online programs, such as I-Ready, throughout the campus. Our current curriculum continues to provide enrichment opportunities and advance student performance.
In 2014, Greentree Prep was designated as a Top 3 performing school in Broward County based on FSA results. Student scores indicated the high levels of performance identified at the school. The application of critical thinking skills developed by a classical academic foundation based on a liberal arts curriculum has advanced student learning and engagement.
Today, the school has 142 students in grades K-5. The school’s student population is very diverse. Approximately 65% of the school’s student population is Hispanic, and the other 38% include other ethnic background.
All teachers hold a Bachelor’s degree and a Florida Teaching Certificate or are working towards receiving a Florida Teaching Certificate. All teachers hold one or more certifications, or are working towards earning a certification in their respective teaching field. Professional development is an integral part of our program, which provides teachers opportunities on how to meet the various needs of our students.
For the 2018-19 school year, Greentree Charter will welcome 6th grade students to its new facility in Southwest Ranches, FL