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Gaia

Gaia

The measure of a student's academic success is something that, from the very first grade, is ingrained into our minds as having to do with grades and test scores. Students are judged and measured by numbers and performance. But what happens when a student's scores and...

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Jason

Jason

Northern Virginia parents are well-versed in what it takes to be an academically successful student. For some students that road is hard, for others it is easy, and for some it's just boring. Some students want more out of their high school years than a perfect record...

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Cortona and the Goddard Space Tour

Cortona and the Goddard Space Tour

On Friday, April 27th, 2018 a group of Cortona Academy students, staff, and parents made the trek to Maryland's NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. After a brief look around the Visitor's Center, the group was lead the ever impressive “Science on a Sphere.” This...

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From Student to Professor

From Student to Professor

This school year is coming to a close and Cortona Academy's 26th Graduation ceremony is just around the corner. In honor of the closing of a chapter and the beginning of a new facet in life, this month Cortona Academy is featuring Professor Eric. As a member of...

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National Archives Field Trip

National Archives Field Trip

On Friday, April 9th, 2018 a group of Cortona Academy students and staff spent the day in Washington D.C. at two very exciting field trips. The first was at the Museum of National History. The museum offers a set of unique learning opportunities for students in grades...

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Library of Congress Field Trip

Library of Congress Field Trip

On Friday, February 9th, 2018, a group of Cortona Academy students, parents, and staff made their way into the cold weather in Washington, D.C. to start their day with a tour of the Library of Congress. According to the Library's web page it holds, “More than 38...

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ADHD – Beyond the Pill

ADHD – Beyond the Pill

Eleven percent of all US children ages 4-17 years are diagnosed with ADHD, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. A persistent, ceaseless problem for parents and educators is what to do for all these students. In particular, parents need to ask if...

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