Awards

Awards

We are deeply proud of the advances our students make every day. Sitting in carefully designed classrooms, our students become capable, confident learners. We know that their surroundings support their success, and so we are also proud of our award-winning program and green campus. Major awards to date include:

Top 10 Buildings in the World Award, 2009 – American Institute of Architects

Livable Buildings Award, 2009 – Center for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley

Non-Public School (NPS) Certification (10 commendations, highest number to date), 2008 – California Department of Education

Certified Green Business, 2008 – Monterey County Green Business Program

Green Superhero Award (to Douglas Atkins), 2008 – United States Green Building Council of Northern California

LEED Platinum (highest level), 2007 – United States Green Building Council

Governor’s Environmental & Economic Leadership Award, 2007 – California EPA

Best Overall Award, 2007 – Flex Your Power

Energy and Sustainability Honor Award (highest level), 2007 – American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter

Innovation Award for Construction Techniques and Materials, 2007 – California Association of General Contractors

Award for Energy Efficiency, 2007 – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Western Region

Six-year term WASC accreditation with 12 merits, first in 2006 and renewed in 2012. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) 12 Merits include: caring expert faculty; supportive parents; strong leadership; collaborative faculty; small class size; belief in students’ ability to overcome experiences of failure and become self-advocates; clear, focused mission; language training program; Chartwell Education Plans for all students as a key basis for instruction; communication; strong financial base; focus on students; needs to transition to a mainstream setting; and a safe, nurturing environment.

CHPS Certification (highest score to date), 2006 – California High Performance Schools

Business of the Year Award, 2006 – Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce


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