Green Steps

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Central Academy of the Arts is a Green Steps School. A Green Steps School is an environmental education initiative that recognizes schools in South Carolina who take annual sustainable steps toward becoming more environmentally responsible. Our students have “Turned Up The Green” with a series of projects. 


In order to help make Central more environmentally responsible, we focus on 3 components with our students:  composting, a Gardening Club, and Makerspace. 

Composting and Gardening Club:  Where our students get to experience the fruits (and vegetables) of their labor.

Students get to enjoy the fruit (or vegetables) of their labor in Gardening Club.

Students get to enjoy the fruit (or vegetables) of their labor in Gardening Club.

Students get to enjoy the fruit (or vegetables) of their labor in Gardening Club.

Students get to enjoy the fruit (or vegetables) of their labor in Gardening Club.

Students get to enjoy the fruit (or vegetables) of their labor in Gardening Club.

Students get to enjoy the fruit (or vegetables) of their labor in Gardening Club.

Students get to enjoy the fruit (or vegetables) of their labor in Gardening Club.

Students get to enjoy the fruit (or vegetables) of their labor in Gardening Club.

Students get to enjoy the fruit (or vegetables) of their labor in Gardening Club.



Makerspace:  A space for students to design, experiment, and invent as they engage in science, engineering, and tinkering.


Makerspace

Makerspace

Makerspace

Makerspace

Makerspace

Makerspace

Makerspace

Makerspace

Makerspace

Makerspace





 A look back at the early days of Green Steps when Central Academy of the Arts was Central Elementary.


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Our students started designing and building vegetable and flower garden sites in 2012 and continue to maintain each year.

Below are pictures from our archives.  These students were part of creating our first vegetable and flower garden sites.


1st set of pictures-Designing one of the areas at school.

School Garden Design – Before, During and After Photo
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Garden Pictures
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Students informing parents and signs. The goal at Central Elementary is to improve the air quality around our school by participating in the SCDHEC B2 Breathe Better Program.

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Students working on projects to restore habitats.
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Students maintaining reading garden that was started by Bonnie Forbes.
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Mr. Rodgers and his class working in the vegetable garden.
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