About Us

COUGAR ACADEMY

"We put the "I" in INDIVIDUAL Learning" 

 

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 non-traditional, 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.

 

Overview:
Cougar Academy offers students an alternative educational learning environment. Cougar Academy allows for web-based instruction and direct teacher instruction in our cyber learning academy. The blended virtual educational setting provides resources and supports of a traditional school. Students are taught how to be online independent learners. Our virtual learning environment offers a specialized learning plan with targeted one-on-one instruction in 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 successful.

All students accepted into Cougar Academy complete an initial 45 day trial period. 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.