Welcome to Cougar Academy

Congratulations to our "Girls on the Run" students and staff who participated and completed the 5K this weekend! We are so proud of you! #Girlsrockedit


We have great news to share with our entire School District and Harrisburg community!!!  Click here for the video: https://youtu.be/2v3gIuHwhXY

On November 8th in Washington DC, the United States Department of Education and Secretary Besty DeVos presented the National Blue Ribbon School Award to Harrisburg High School, SciTech Campus for being an "Exemplary High Performing School."

In addition to Harrisburg's SciTech Campus, 
348 schools across America were recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. 

‪Please join us in celebrating this PROUD and HISTORIC honor for our District and City! Let us commend Principal, Dr. Sieta Achampong and the students, staff and parents of Harrisburg High School, SciTech Campus for achieving this noteworthy academic goal that was set six years ago, and now has been realized by receiving the prestigious National Blue Ribbon School Award.

Congratulations and best wishes for continued academic achievement, high educational performance, and exemplary teaching and learning!

For more information: #nbrs2018, Twitter@NatlBlueRibbon, Facebook: Nationalblueribbonschools
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ATTENTION HBGSD 7th - 12th GRADE STUDENTS, PARENTS & TEACHERS!!!

To help further financial literacy education among our students,

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, in partnership with the Harrisburg School District, is conducting a statewide Financial Literacy Contest entitled:

“What Does Financial Literacy Mean to Me?” This contest is open to students in grades 7 through 12 in the Harrisburg School District, as well as any other school districts across Pennsylvania. The deadline for contests submissions is November 26, 2018. No exceptions.

FIRST PRIZE $500 | SECOND PRIZE $250 | THIRD PRIZE $125

Click the link below for contest details.

http://harrisburgu.edu/financial-literacy-contest/Please email Harrisburg School District submissions to Kirsten Keys, Public Relations Coordinator at kkeys@hbgsd.usWinners will be announced in April 2019.


Cougar Academy offers students rigorous on-line courses in a blended learning environment. Cougar Academy allows for web-based instruction as well as direct teacher instruction in our blended online learning center. The blended setting provides resources and supports of a traditional school while learning at your own pace at home or on-site. Our learning environment offers a specialized learning plan with targeted one-on-one instruction, foundational skills development, an individualized learning path, and content teacher interaction. Each one of these supports provides the students with the tools necessary to graduate and be college and career ready.

We want to ensure there is a bridge between traditional school instruction and cyber learning. We provide orientation to our software program, how to be an independent learner, and study skills. We model for students how to use online resources, how to be responsible for computer hardware, and digitally responsible. Most importantly we provide one-on-one targeted interventions to bridge any gaps in previous instructional settings through teacher interaction, supplemental resources, and communication. Our three-tiered system offers a gradual release of independence so that students are able to work at their own pace, all the while matriculating towards graduation in a timely manner.

Cougar Academy Mission:

Cougar Academy uses technology, project-based learning, and high impact strategies to create a personalized educational program for learners who express a desire or demonstrate a need for a nontraditional, flexible educational setting.

Cougar Academy Vision:

Cougar Academy instructs students on their individual learning paths with direct instruction and supplemental interactive technology and resources that promote achievement and higher order thinking skills.