Catoctin High, Sabillasville Environmental named Maryland Green Schools

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Frederick, MD (May 7, 2024) – Catoctin High and Sabillasville Environmental School are the two latest FCPS communities added to the Maryland Green Schools program.

Both schools were newly certified in the Maryland Green Schools Program for 2023-24 by the Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education (MAEOE). Urbana High also successfully recertified as a Maryland Green School. Renewals take place every four years.

“I’m so proud of our communities who are part of the Maryland Green Schools program,” FCPS Superintendent Dr. Cheryl L. Dyson said. “As a system, we are focused on what is best for the environment in our beautiful county.”

This brings the number of Maryland Green Schools to seven, along with:

  • Frederick High
  • Myersville Elementary
  • Oakdale High
  • Wolfsville Elementary

“Maryland students are becoming better stewards of our Earth’s resources and are developing a better understanding of their own local environment,” MAEOE executive director Laura Johnson Collard said. “We know that Green School practices, such as outdoor learning, support interdisciplinary curriculum standards and student engagement.”

In Maryland, 654 schools are part of the Green School program, representing 34 percent of all Maryland schools. 

MAEOE will host the 25th annual Maryland Green Schools Youth Summit May 30 at Sandy Point State Park on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Green Schools are invited to participate.