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The Family School is a "community of learners." Classes are composed of multiple ages and parents are active in the classroom. Each student's day is split between home schooling and coursework led by professional APS staff. Their parents may elect to participate in the classroom with their child. Monthly, parents are asked to attend workshops at the school to provide academic support for their home schooling efforts. Energy conservation is a priority and the school building committee requested alternative methods of heating and cooling. This is accomplished with the use of a ground source heat pump well field. Using the school as a teaching tool, the landscaped courtyard provides four separate plant biomes indicative of habitats found throughout the state, incorporating the use of on-site storm water quantity and quality control. Recycling and composting areas are also incorporated into the campus. For more, read the full 12-page case study.

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1 My concept about Green School posted by Essays on 02/16/2010 at 09:20 pm

My concept about Green School is that the school is complete with green buildings (green roof, green walls), has a courtyard, mini forest, mini zoo, streams, photovoltaic cells, and most importantly the ability of the school to influence future building design on campus indefinitely. For this kind of school environment, I think student would definitely love going to school. You can go wherever you wanted to go inside the campus to work your projects, write an essay or study your lessons.


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