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Oxbridge Academy Honored with Top Green School Award

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July 31, 2017
Oxbridge Academy’s environmentally friendly culture was recognized on May 25 as the school received top honors at the Green School Award Program. The award was announced by Florida Atlantic University Pine Job Environmental Education Center Executive Director Ray Coleman. 

The Green School Program is coordinated by the FAU Pine Job Environmental Education Center and recognizes and encourages public and private schools to incorporate environmentally friendly policies and practices in their operations and curriculum.
 
Schools can be ranked as Schools of Excellence, Schools of Quality, or Schools of Promise. Oxbridge has been recognized as a School of Excellence every year since opening in 2011.
 
To be recognized, schools must submit a six-page certification process every year that includes how “green” concepts are applied in: school grounds enhancement, school sustainability, curriculum integration, community involvement, administration support, and innovation. The top school is determined by the top scores received in each of these areas. Out of all of the Palm Beach and Martin counties that received a Green School Certification, Oxbridge scored highest and won first place and was presented a $2,000 check.  In 2013, Oxbridge won Most Innovative Curriculum for the research study students performed on the potential of a Loxahatchee brain cancer cluster. Science teacher Teresa Thornton who has been leading the green charge at Oxbridge and hopes to use some of this year’s winnings to purchase new recycling bins for the Oxbridge dining hall.

About Oxbridge Academy:

Oxbridge Academy is a private college preparatory high school, serving grades 9-12. Founded in 2011 by energy magnate and philanthropist William I. Koch, Oxbridge’s mission is to provide a challenging, dynamic education in and beyond the classroom that prepares students for a lifetime of success. At Oxbridge, students learn through engagement in academic and community-based projects that speak to their talents and interests, and spark their curiosity and passion. The 56-acre campus features state-of-the-art classrooms and academic and athletic amenities equipped with advanced technologies. Oxbridge Academy is located at 3151 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL  33409. For more information, visit www.oapb.org or call 561-972-9600.

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