Middle School Principal's Welcome

Middle School

Middle School Principal's Welcome

Dear Students and Parents,
Welcome to the Middle School at Academia Cotopaxi! We are a community that strives for excellence with integrity, respect, responsibility, and empathy. Our team of passionate educators is here to support your child’s individual needs. Each member of our community is valuable and we are strengthened by our diversity. 
Middle School is a time of transitions for adolescents, growth and change are a part of everyday life. Social emotional learning, an important part of Cougar Time and our mentor program, help students develop skills to successfully navigate these changes and better understand who they are as learners. 

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. 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.

Communication is an essential part of our partnership with parents and we strive to keep you informed. Your child’s teachers will provide you with details of our program of study and periodic feedback through progress reports and report cards.. There are also opportunities for communication via back-to-school night, conferences, Parent Day in the Middle, and other special events. The Academia Cotopaxi online calendar and weekly parent divisional newsletters will advise you of current activities and how you can stay involved in your child’s school experience.

I look forward to meeting you and your family! We are going to have a great year together!
With kind regards,
Robin Wheeler
Middle School Principal