Sing
BE PART OF THE AC COMMUNITY
Hug
BE PART OF THE AC COMMUNITY
 VIva.png
BE PART OF THE AC COMMUNITY

Elementary News

ES Apr 30

Inquiry Corner
Exhibition of Learning at the end of 5th Grade.  For this project students answer the question “If you could change something in our community/world what would it be? How?”  Students work in small groups to identify an issue, conduct research, and create action plans to impact our community/world in positive ways.  Please click on PYP Action 2019 to be inspired by our students about making an impact! They will showcase their learning next week.  

Paola de Pereira
Elementary School Principal
 

PubDate

Elementary School News

ES Apr 23

We hope you have enjoyed the time with your children over this break.  As we head close to the end of the school year, we invite you to reflect on the important moments that you spend with your children and celebrate how these moments support their learning and foster a positive relationship with you.  As your children grow, they will become more interested in being independent, yet the values that you instill will be close to them for the rest of their lives.  This coming weekend, we will celebrate our diversity at the annual international festival.  When thinking about what makes us unique, we also celebrate what brings us together. This week, speak to your children about their attitudes towards inclusion.  Ask them who they play with and who they invite to play with them.  Share your own experiences in school when you felt that you were being kind to others and ask them for examples of their own kindness.  Engage in conversations about how we demonstrate respect for the abilities, backgrounds and perspectives of others.  Then move beyond respect to speak about appreciation.  Help your children to value all human beings and to demonstrate caring attitudes.  Smile at your uniqueness and embrace our differences!

This week, our fifth grade students are focusing on raising awareness about different social issues that they have been researching as part of their final Exhibition of Learning experience.  You will receive information via WhatsApp and we ask that you support the different causes.  Get ready to support with used clothes, non-perishables, baby food and other products.  

On Tuesday, April 30, we will hold conferences in the elementary.  Grades PK - Grade 2 will be parent teacher conferences (students will not attend this conference); and Grades 3 - 5 will include students.  Please sign-up for the time that works for you and plan on being on campus for about an hour as there will be opportunity to visit with specials.  We hope that you have read your child’s progress report with your child prior to the conference.  Progress reports were posted on April 11 on your child’s SeeSaw Inbox.

Paola de Pereira
Elementary School Principal

PubDate

High School News

HS Apr 23

Dear HS parents,

Here is what is happening this week in the HS. 

Heads-up on the 20time Showcase
On Thursday, April 25th, all students in grade 10 English and several students in Mr Englehart’s grade 11-12th grade English class will take part in the 20time Showcase, which will be an exciting evening of student speeches focused on the year-long passion projects students have been creating.  We have topics ranging from the writing and recording of music, short filmmaking, mountain climbing, food photography, and more. Parents - we hope you will join us from 4:30 to 7:00 for this very special event!    

Athletics
Our Cougars are taking a break from competition this week as they prepare for their final games next week.

Play-off Schedule & Results so far:
Day    Category                                           Home Team                   Away Team
4/10    JV Boys Soccer SF                          Colegio Menor     4        Academia Cotopaxi     3
4/11    Varsity Boys Soccer SF                    Colegio Menor     4        Academia Cotopaxi     1
4/29    Varsity Boys Basketball SF              Colegio Americano   vs  Academia Cotopaxi
4/30    Varsity Girls Basketball SF               Academia Cotopaxi  vs  Alliance Academy
4/30    JV Boys Soccer 3rd Place Game     Academia Cotopaxi  vs  Colegio Einstein (at CAQ)
5/1    Varsity Boys Basketball Finals 
5/2    Varsity Girls Basketball Finals 
5/2    Varsity Boys Soccer 3rd Place Game Academia Cotopaxi  vs  Colegio Einstein (at CAQ)

Re-enrollment
Re-enrollment submissions are due by April 24. The Admissions team is ready to help you complete the online form, if needed, admissions@cotopaxi.k12.ec

Thank you!
Fred Bordaguibel 
High School Principal
 

PubDate

Middle School News

MS Apr 23

We want to see you back at AC next year! A reminder that re-enrollment submissions are due by Wednesday, April 24. If you have any questions, please contact admissions at admissions@cotopaxi.k12.ec

The International Festival is our biggest community event of the school year! It is a day filled with performances, games, food, and camaraderie. MS students have the opportunity to sign up for an hour shift at their House games booth to earn service hours and support the Festival. I look forward to seeing you on Saturday! 

Counselor’s Corner 
On April 8th we had our third and final Cougar Buddies event of the year. This time around we had a reading activity to follow our Author visit with Linda Sue Park.  Older students paired up with their younger buddies to read books with the messages of global mindedness and empathy. It’s always such a delight seeing the sweet interactions the MS students have with the ES and IMAGINE students. 

With kind regards,
Sheryl

Sheryl Gruber
Middle School Principal
sgruber@cotpaxi.k12.ec
(593-2) 382-3270 ext. 2001

"We are responsible for being informed global citizens who understand and affect positive change."
 

PubDate

High School News

HS Apr 9

Dear HS parents,

Here is what is happening this week in the HS. 

Tuesday is a ½ day

Career Day: April 9th
Career Day is a special day where we invite working professionals to Academia Cotopaxi to share their insights from the world of work with our students.  It is a wonderful day where students are able to make connections between what they are studying and what they intend to study in university to the personal stories that are shared.

Counseling:
Reminder that Ms. Keyes will be on maternity leave for the rest of the school year, starting on Tuesday, April 9th. Please contact Ms. Susan Montalvo, our substitute counselor, at smontalvo@cotopaxi.k12.ec

Heads-up on the 20time Showcase
On Thursday, April 25th, all students in grade 10 English and several students in Mr Englehart’s grade 11-12th grade English class will take part in the 20time Showcase, which will be an exciting evening of student speeches focused on the year-long passion projects students have been creating.  We have topics ranging from the writing and recording of music, short filmmaking, mountain climbing, food photography, and more. Parents - we hope you will join us from 4:30 to 7:00 for this very special event!    

Athletics:
Congratulations to our Athletes and Coaches for a very successful weekend.
Our Swim Team took third place at Copa Alemán.
Our Boys Varsity Soccer finished in third place at the AASSA Tournament and our Girls Varsity Basketball Team closed their performance at AASSA with a very well deserved 1st place, winning the finals against Colegio Americano.

Our week ahead:
April 8:    Boys JV Soccer at AC vs Colegio Menor
               Boys JV Basketball at AC vs Colegio Menor
April 9:    Boys Varsity Soccer at Colegio Menor
April 10:    JV Boys Soccer Semi-Final vs Colegio Menor. Location to be Determined.
April 11:    Varsity Boys Soccer Semi-Final vs Colegio Menor. Location to be Determined.
*All games begin at 4:15.

Thank you!
Fred Bordaguibel 
High School Principal

PubDate

Middle School News

MS Apr 9

It was a true delight to have Linda Sue Park on campus last week. The whole community greatly benefited from her time with the school. Please take a moment to thank Jill Egan and the library staff for their work in providing this valuable learning experience.

We are all looking forward to Spring Break next week. See you back on campus on April 22!

With kind regards,
Sheryl

Sheryl Gruber
Middle School Principal
sgruber@cotpaxi.k12.ec
(593-2) 382-3270 ext. 2001

"We are responsible for being informed global citizens who understand and affect positive change."

PubDate

Elementary School News

ES Apr 9

Inviting you to check SeeSaw again...
I am including this again in our newsletter as the opportunities have multiplied for you to learn about your child’s progress and engage in the learning that happens in and outside of the classroom.  Your genuine interest in your child’s learning has a direct impact in your child’s attitudes and behaviors around learning.  We invite you to continue to engage in conversations about what your child is learning and how they acquire new understandings.  Teachers are posting many examples on SeeSaw and you are encouraged to comment on your child’s portfolio. Children enjoy reading parents’ comments and grow from this experience.  Some parents send voice notes and children love this!  They get very excited when they know that you have seen and/or read their post.

At the end of the week, you will receive a notification indicating that your child’s progress report has been uploaded to the SeeSaw account.  Please note that the progress report is written to the child by the homeroom teacher, Spanish teacher, and ELL or Learning Support for those who receive those services.  For Music, Art, and PE a general comment is included and you are encouraged to stop by to see those teachers during conferences.  Personal comments for those subjects are included in the report card for both semester 1 and semester 2.

I would also like to remind you that the dress code is not optional.  We have sent several reminders to parents and know that you will support us so that all children follow this guideline in our school. Following school guidelines teaches students responsibility and is an important attitude for all learners.

Inquiry Corner
A few weeks ago we hosted the Visiting Team of the IBO, who had an opportunity share with our students, teachers, parents, board, etc.  This is the second step of the IBO re-authorization process, which happens every 5 years.  At the end of their visit they celebrated our school for successfully implementing Student-Centered Inquiry throughout the PYP!

Paola de Pereira
Elementary School Principal

PubDate

High School News

HS Apr2

Dear parents,

Busy couple of weeks before Spring break. Let’s buckle up :-)

Visiting Author  
Linda Sue Park is here at Academia Cotopaxi for three days of learning engagements for all students, April 1-3. 

High School students attended a presentation by Linda Sue Park on April 1, the 10th grade will have a session devoted to the book A Long Walk to Water, and students who wish to attend an optional writing workshop after school on April 2 may sign up for that.

Parents are also invited to meet Linda Sue Park by attending a presentation in the auditorium at 10:30am, Wednesday April 3, followed by a light reception in the library.

College Counseling

IB Visual Arts Exhibition
April 2, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the ACCR (annex building)

Career Day: April 9th
Career Day is a special day where we invite working professionals to Academia Cotopaxi to share their insights from the world of work with our students.  It is a wonderful day where students are able to make connections between what they are studying and what they intend to study in university to the personal stories that are shared.  Would you be interested in sharing your story? Think about what you would tell your 18-year old self.  That knowledge is invaluable!  If you are interested in presenting in either English or Spanish, please contact Mr. Lysha Wasser (lwasser@cotopaxi.k12.ec) for more details. We would highly appreciate your participation as your unique story can make a huge difference and impact in the life of a student.

College Counseling:
10th Grade Parents: If your child has not signed up yet for the PSAT 10, please do so here
11th Grade Parents: April 5th is the last day to sign up for the May 4th SAT.  If your child is applying to the United States, this is a very important date to not miss.  Please email Mr. Wasser (lwasser@cotopaxi.k12.ec) if you have any questions.
12th Grade Parents: April 1st, Mr. Wasser and Ms. Keyes Voeller, will be providing a “Letting Go” presentation at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Office that will focus on the Class of 2019 university acceptances, how to get a student visa, the upcoming transition for both students and parents, and student life at university.

IB Corner:
Our seniors will be presenting their final Capstone on their CAS experiences during the last two years to a panel of teachers and staff. These presentations are the culminating experience to their CAS program and determine their final grade for CAS. Parents are welcome to attend! These will take place on Wednesday, April 10th from 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. 

Sports
QISSA Games

Tuesday April 2nd
Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Colegio Menor @AC at  4:15 p.m.
JV Boys Soccer vs. Colegio Menor @ Colegio Menor at 4:15 p.m.
JV Girls Basketball vs. Colegio Menor @ Colegio Menor at 4:15 p.m.
Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Colegio Menor @ Menor at 5:45 p.m.
Thursday April 4th
Varsity boys Basketball vs. Colegio Menor @ AC at 4:15 p.m.

AASSA Tournament
at Colegio Menor
Boys Soccer - SCHEDULE 
Girls Basketball - SCHEDULE

Swim Meet
at Colegio Aleman
Friday, April 5, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Thank you!
Fred Bordaguibel 
High School Principal
 

PubDate

Middle School News

MS Apr 2

The Grade 7 students had the opportunity to partake in a field trip last week to the interactive science museum. We are fortunate to live in a city with valuable learning experiences outside of our school walls.

Visiting Author  
We are excited to welcome award-winning author Linda Sue Park to Academia Cotopaxi for three days of learning engagements for all students, this week Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. 

All Middle School students attended a presentation by Linda Sue Park on Monday, Grade 7 will have a session devoted to the book A Long Walk to Water, and students had the opportunity to attend an optional writing workshop after school on Tuesday.

Parents are invited to meet Linda Sue Park by attending a presentation in the auditorium at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, followed by a light reception in the library.

This is an exciting week for literacy!

I am away this week, attending our school’s regional conference in Chile. I will also be conducting a workshop about our Middle School schedule and how we use FLEX time. I look forward to sharing my learning with the community upon my return!

Tuesday, April 9, is a professional development afternoon for faculty and a half day for students. All MS students depart campus at noon.

With kind regards,
Sheryl

Sheryl Gruber
Middle School Principal
sgruber@cotpaxi.k12.ec
(593-2) 382-3270 ext. 2001

"We are responsible for being informed global citizens who understand and affect positive change."

PubDate

Elementary News

ES Apr 2

Visiting Author
Linda Sue Park is here for three days of learning engagements for all students, April 1-3. 

Linda Sue Park met with all three school divisions on Monday and gave students powerful inspiration for becoming writers, readers, activists and global citizens.

Parents are also invited to meet Linda Sue Park by attending a presentation in the auditorium at 10:30am, Wednesday April 3, followed by a light reception in the library.

Paola de Pereira
Elementary School Principal

PubDate
Subscribe to

Learning

Our Approach

Academia Cotopaxi is engaged in re-defining a contemporary approach to education. Find out more about our whole child approach that attends to the multiple needs of our students.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Academia Cotopaxi is accredited by various organizations including the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education, the New England Association of Schools & Colleges and the International Baccalaureate Organization.

Learning Support

Academia Cotopaxi's team of qualified and skilled professionals in learning support are champions of our inclusive programming and provide an incredible resource to our community.

Counseling

The aim of the School Counseling program at Academia Cotopaxi is to promote the personal, social, emotional, career, and academic development of students through a child-centered and developmentally appropriate school wide vision.

Technology

We use technology to inspire innovation, ignite imagination, encourage interdisciplinary understanding, ensure digitally fluent citizens, and provide meaningful learning through equitable access.

Arts

Academia Cotopaxi values the arts as an essential part of every child’s education. Classes of music, drama and art are offered by accomplished artists and teachers.

Library

The Library supports the mission of Academia Cotopaxi. We provide resources and materials needed for students to become life-long learners, readers, and effective users of information.

Educational Links

Here you will find useful links to educational resources including Skyward, EdModo, and much more. Links are one click away!

Athletics

The Athletics Program is an integral part of the learning experience offered to Academia Cotopaxi students and includes city-wide and regional championships in various sports.

School Divisions

Services

Extracurriculars

Participation in extracurricular and after school activities is an important part of a child’s education. Find out about our program offering in these pages.

Transportation

Ensuring that our students arrive to and from school safely and efficiently is our goal. Find school transportation options, policies, procedures, application for bus transportation and change request forms here.

Cafeteria Menu

Find out what’s being served up in our cafeterias! Find healthy and balanced meals every day!

Facilities Services

Our facilities include the largest school library in Ecuador, a semi-Olympic sized swimming pool, Athletics Center, covered parking, music complex, black box theatre and maker space. We continually invest in the maintenance and renovation of our school campus and its learning spaces.

Medical Office

The school has fully qualified medical staff to manage routine sickness as well as injury. Our medical office is an important resource for our community; keeping our students, staff and families healthy.