Last week, five sophomores were proud to show off their school to SAF board members. CA Frost’s Environmental Science Academy is the home-away-from home for these students, and the building recently went through a big renovation.
Stopping at various points of interest along the way, students led board members around the school building—both inside and out—while providing a brief introduction to the CA Frost culture and climate. From Mr. Smith’s Google Drive demo to a walk around the grounds outside, the whole CA Frost family was enthusiastic about describing all that makes their school a stand out.
As the environmental-science theme school for GRPS, all classes at CA Frost infuse theme elements. During the tours, students explained that the visual arts classes are in the midst of an environmental art contest, with the winning piece to be made into a t-shirt or mug and then sold in the student store. In the media center, books and other materials – purchased with a Literacy Impact grant from SAF – will help ensure students have an ample reading selection from materials aligned with the environmental theme.
Later, Principal Ramey picked up where his students left off. With pride, Principal Ramey described these sophomores as the high school’s pioneers. Presenting briefly before the start of the formal board meeting, Principal Ramey explained that the administration strives to make sure every element of the school is environmentally focused.
Across the board, the experience at CA Frost High School was enlightening and underscored the wisdom of the district’s strategy, as Superintendent Weatherall Neal puts it, “to invest in what’s working.”