Principal's Welcome

Middle School
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Principal's Welcome

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the Middle School at Academia Cotopaxi! Academia Cotopaxi is a community that values diversity, embraces a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence, and inspires empathetic and ethical student leaders. We foster creativity, a spirit of inquiry, and the development of a lifelong love of learning through a wide variety of age appropriate program
offerings.

The Middle School years are a pivotal time in a child’s life and our team of passionate educators is here to support your child’s individual needs. We value the intrinsic worth of each member of our community and are strengthened by our diversity. We facilitate the process of students understanding themselves as learners, how they can contribute to their local environment, and
the role they play in the global community.

The Middle School learning journey incorporates an inquiry approach to learning, embracing the IB student learner profile. Students in Grades 6 through 8 may have different teachers for Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, Fine Arts, Spanish, PE, and Design Tech. Technology is integrated throughout our program. We are a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school, where student learning is enhanced through the appropriate use of technology. Social emotional learning is facilitated by our mentor program, Cougar Time, and allows students and teachers to develop a connection apart from the traditional class setting.

Your child’s teachers will provide you with details of our program of study through periodic updates. There are also opportunities for communication via back-to-school night, conferences, and special events. The Academia Cotopaxi online calendar and weekly parent divisional newsletters will keep you informed of how you can stay involved in your child’s school experience. I look forward to meeting you and your family this academic year!
                
With kind regards,

Sheryl Gruber
Middle School Principal
sgruber@cotopaxi.k12.ec