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Quail Lake Environmental Charter ED-GRS Selectee


This is a picture of Quail Lake Environmental Charter School which has been selected as one of the 2019 National Green Ribbon award selectees.

Quail Lake Environmental Charter School school grounds include 4,000 square feet of garden space featuring an outdoor classroom environment, a 2,000 square foot butterfly garden, a 17x35 foot greenhouse, and planter beds in the front of the school. Kindergarteners through fifth-graders visit the garden every two weeks for garden lessons. Lessons focus not only on gardening skills, but also tie into state standards. In the summer of 2016, QLECS installed a 137 kW photovoltaic system to offset 62 percent of the site’s annual energy usage, resulting in approximately $25,000 in annual savings. QLECS remaining electrical needs are met by the local utility, Pacific Gas & Electric, which has a 27 percent renewable portfolio minimum. QLECS has aimed to go paperless in as many areas as possible. School newsletters and flyers are sent out electronically. Students in grades 1-8 use 1:1 iPads.

Completed Application External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) for Quail Lake Environmental Charter School.

Questions:   California Green Ribbon Schools| GREENRIBBONSCHOOLS@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-2470
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 26, 2019