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Select an Application

Click below to download the application guide. View the checklist on page 4 of the document.

New and Recertifying Schools
This application is for schools who are new or recertifying to become a Green School.

Special Needs Schools
*NOTE* This application is under development and will be available soon. This application is for schools whose population of students have special needs.

Nursery (Pre-K only) Schools
*NOTE* This application is under development and will be available soon. This application is for schools whose population of students are in Pre-Kindergarten.

Sustainable Schools
This application is for schools who have applied to be a green school more than three consecutive times.

Application Rubric

Each application is reviewed three times by volunteers. Here is the Green Schools Review Rubric 2019.

Submit the Application

Everyone has different ways to create their own green school applications, and MAEOE is flexible. We are suggesting that schools use an electronic format such as a free online web-design program like Weebly, Prezi or submit a PowerPoint presentation. Some schools are creating the application as part of their school's current webpage.

Send all electronic applications materials to via an email. The Application's Cover Sheet should be a separate attachment/file from the main application. All pieces of the application can be attached to the same email. In the subject line, please put the name of the school. If you are using Google Docs, please use the "Get Shareable Link" in the upper right hand corner and send the link to us. Make sure when sharing, you have it set to "anyone with this link can view."

You may also mail in your application materials. In the envelope, include the cover sheet and your application (on a USB or CD). Mail it to: MAEOE, 3430 2nd Street, Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21225.

You will receive a confirmation email within 8 days of your submission. Because of the number of applications we receive on the due date, you are not guaranteed a confirmation until then. If you do not receive this confirmation, please send an email to

Please do not forget to submit a cover sheet (document found in "Requirements to Apply" page) with your application and to input your metrics (survey link imbedded in the "Application Guide" and on the "Requirements to Apply" in MAEOE's Green Schools page).

Templates for Applications

Feel free to use these application templates that have been created by various counties across the state of Maryland!

Example Applications

Check out these examples from the 2018-2019 cohort:

Arlington Elementary School, Baltimore City: New School

Severna Park Middle School, Anne Arundel County: 1st Recertification

Mount View Middle School, Howard County: 2nd Recertification

Northern Garrett High School, Garrett County: 2nd Recertification

The Gunston School, Queen Anne's County: 2nd Recertification

Magothy Cooperative Preschool, Anne Arundel County: 2nd Recertification

Center for Young Children, Prince George's County: 1st Recertification

Wellwood International School, Baltimore County: New School

Using a Drop-off Location

Drop off locations can be arranged with requests made two weeks prior to the deadline date. Email for more information.

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