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Alternative Program

Please note that Mount Pleasant School is no longer accepting registrations for the 2020-2021 school year.

Cogito Alternative Program

Cogito Alternative Program Parent Questionaire

Cogito Program Parent Commitment

Foundational Principles for Defining Methods and Practices of the Cogito Alternative Program

Program Philosophy

Cogito is a knowledge-based program with clearly defined standards of achievement and measurable 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