GREENWOOD SCHOOL INC

A different way of teaching. A better way of learning.

Jacksonville, FL   |  www.greenwoodjax.org

Mission

The mission of Greenwood School is to provide a challenging and supportive education for average to above average middle and high school students who have learning differences and/or ADHD.

Notes from the nonprofit

New Strategic Plan under development for years 2020 - 2023.

Ruling year info

1975

Head of School

Dr. Anthony D Mortimer

Main address

9920 Regency Square Blvd Greenwood School

Jacksonville, FL 32225 USA

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EIN

59-1579415

NTEE code info

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Greenwood School provides an education environment for students who are not being served in the traditional public school system because they learn differently than how general education curriculum is taught. We serve average to above-average students with a variety of learning differences (e.g., dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, persistent developmental delays, memory and sensory deficits, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD) and provide a path for them to achieve a standard Florida state high school diploma.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Florida Standard High School Diploma

All graduates of Greenwood School earn a standard high school diploma that meets, and typically exceeds, Florida state standards.

Population(s) Served

The Greenwood Environmental Education Program has the purpose of connecting students with not only the beauty of nature, but opportunities to discover and explore firsthand direct impact experiences in environmentally conscious scientific observation.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce 2019

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of years of formal education for teachers/instructors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Florida Standard High School Diploma

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percentage of 11th-12th grade students selecting advanced mathematics courses

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Florida Standard High School Diploma

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Percentage of students recommended for advanced courses (Precalculus, Calculus, Probability & Statistics, Algebra II honors)

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We strive to educate young people who are self-confident, capable of achieving upper-level academic success, globally conscious, of high character and integrity, and who have the desire and initiative to positively impact their communities and society.

Greenwood School employs a highly trained professional faculty who present a high school curriculum that meets (and often exceeds) state education standards, but present the curriculum and associated assessments in a multisensory, multimodal instructional array that makes the material equally accessible to all students, regardless of their specific learning challenges and/or diagnoses. Furthermore, we generate, sustain, and teach forward an environment built upon relationships of kindness and mutual respect, teaching young people to be positive influences upon the world around them.

Faculty training--nearly half our faculty have attained advanced degrees in their fields, most with specific formal training in educating Exceptional Students. Greenwood School offers a robust Professional Development Program to enable faculty to access the most recent research on learning differences, instructional techniques for ESE, and school climate management.

Our campus is uniquely positioned to give students the hands-on, practical application of the curriculum; we own ten acres of protected wetlands and an excellent variety of extracurricular activities, clubs, sports, and community outreach programs.

Graduation rate historically has been over 90% every year.

Approximately 2/3 of graduates were able to immediately proceed to post-secondary education, as described above.

Alumni survey is in development pending formal organization of a Greenwood Alumni Association this upcoming school year.

Future: Export of Greenwood faculty expertise to train other educators; use of Greenwood Environmental Education Program to educate the Jacksonville (and beyond) community on the positive impact students can make on our environment!

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GREENWOOD SCHOOL INC

Board of directors
as of 03/23/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Missy Turra

Bob Culliton

Rudy Jamison

David Stein

Tracey Westbrook

Ray Adams

Lad Daniels

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/23/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/23/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.