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Green Apple School Management was designed to fill the holistic needs of charter school students. Created in 2013, by an established leader in the Montessori philosophy and 'whole-child' development, Ms. Constance Ortiz, realized the positive impact a holistically integrated, systems-oriented management approach could have in the charter school business. One of Green Apple's founding principles is to independently provide Board of Directors the support envisioned to efficiently and equitably achieve educational and organizational goals.

Green Apple School Management offers clients an innovative brand for academically-rigorous, 'green' and healthy, holistic schools designed to support the 'whole-child's' needs in a 21st century global society. Green Apple School Management empowers our client schools so each is able to pursue the growth of our innovative brand. Green Apple's team is consistently engaged in all facets of the school management process via ongoing collaboration, creative thinking, and problem solving forums, and ongoing dialogue with school board members, community partnerships, school-based leaders, educators, students, and parents.

Green Apple's charter schools provide a holistically integrated whole-child approach to students from all socio-cultural backgrounds. Every student served has the opportunity to reach his / her potential because they have access to a free, high-quality, education in 'green', and healthy school environments.



Green Apple School Management (GASM) was created to fill the ever-present needs of the whole child: academic, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical development. Integrating "Children's social and emotional development [with academics] has often been called the 'missing piece' of America's education system" (Gayl, 2017, April). Green Apple Schools' mission is to be the integral piece in the system for the students, educators, and community partners of every school we serve.

GASM provides an evidenced-based, data-driven, systems-approach to whole-child development. ASCD's researchers determined six tenets to successfully develop a whole-child based school culture, climate, and environment. A whole-child education ensures every student in school is: Healthy; Safe; Engaged; Supported; Challenged; and the schools have a structured, systems-oriented approach to Sustainability (2012). With Green Apple School Management, school leaders, educators, parents, and community partners are empowered to stay focused on the whole-child. GASM is continuously evolving with the needs of the school populations served to successfully maintain these whole-child based tenets for school culture, climate, and environment. Green Apple School Management team, on an ongoing basis, collaborates with every school-based team served to ensure we, at minimum, meet the following expectations:

    • All students are healthy and their leaders are provided the necessary tools to integrate healthy life-style practices into the daily learning environment
    o Every school facility is a 'green' or 'green-printed' environment based upon principles set forth, in part, from the Center for Eco-Literacy's, "Big Ideas: Linking Food, Culture, Health, and the Environment"
    o Every school's 'Healthy Café' makes most of its meals fresh and from scratch and meets the dietary guidelines from the National School Lunch Program
    • Every student is provided an emotionally and physically safe learning environment
    • Educators use active learning strategies to engage students in relevant, real-world curricula including life-skills for success
    • A school-wide climate of high expectations and rigor
    • Academic, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical support is provided by highly-qualified and caring educators, counselors, and community partners who are equitably engaged in developing the potential of every student at every Green Apple School

Green Apple School Management improves the lives of students by developing, implementing and sustaining whole-child focused programs and 'green' school environments designed to manifest the unique potential of every child and develop healthy contributing members of society.





1900 S. Harbor City Boulevard, Ste. 120
Melbourne, FL 32901 • 321-676-8737