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Our mission is to develop a community of environmentally conscious learners who value and respect themselves, others and the world we share through integrating Science, technology, nature and art. This mission is accomplished through collaborative efforts between our school, Pine Jog Environmental Education Center and Florida Atlantic University.
Pine Jog Elementary believes that every child can learn. We believe that it is our responsibility to ensure that children have all they need to learn; set high expectations for them, express an unwavering belief in them, and challenge them. Students will leave our school with an understanding that they are part of a global community. They will be equipped with the habits of mind necessary to succeed in the future and have a strong sense of personal responsibility to take actions needed to sustain our planet. We believe that every successful school is a community of learners and each member of the school community is a lifelong learner.
Pine Jog Elementary School opened in 2008 at 6315 Summit Blvd. in central Palm Beach County. We opened with 620 Kindergarten through fifth grade students and are now currently at 719 students.
Pine Jog Elementary is unique in that we are the only Elementary School in the United States that shares a campus with an Environmental Education Center and a Public University. These three institutions work collaboratively to create a community of environmentally conscious learners. Pine Jog Elementary is also part of the FAU Science IDEAS Project.
Our school earned an "A" rating in its first year and also was certified by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) at a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Level making it the first and only Gold LEED Certified School in Florida and one of only 6 in the United States. Pine Jog was also awarded the 5 Star Award by Palm Beach County and earned the Green School of Excellence award by FAU/Pine Jog.
Teachers are implementing a standards-based, science-centered, interdisciplinary curriculum for all grades. Teachers engage in collaborative planning, and analyze the results of common assessments, and use the results to plan to meet the needs of each student. Differentiated instruction is provided to ensure each individual's needs are being addressed.
The School Advisory Council (SAC) considered available student performance data to determine appropriate objectives and strategies for this School Improvement Plan (SIP).
We doubled teh size of our VPK program this year to two classes. We have a six hour program with certified teachers and Child Development Associates (CDA).
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