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Alternative Program


Cogito Alternative Program

Program Philosophy

Cogito is a knowledge-based program with clearly defined standards of achievment and measuralble learning objectives. Cogito is dedicated to helping average students maximize their academic potential. Cogito (k 0 gi t o) is Latin for I reason. The program provides a Classic Liberal Arts Education and is designed for the student who is willing to work to achieve a high level of academic excellence, in a knowledge-based program, and in an atmosphere of structured and sequenced learning. Critical thinking is stressed. Students work in an environment that encourages self discipline.

The unique program characteristics include:

  • Enriched curriculum

  • Sequenced knowledge content

  • Focus on attention and increased concentration

  • Early literacy development through explicit phonics

  • Strong mental and written math skill development

  • Teachers oriented to a classical approach

  • Direct whole group instruction

  • Strong work ethic expected

  • Regular homework required

  • Committed parental support