Chicken Project and Psychology

This year Cortona Academy ventured once again into the land of indoor farming. Every few years we set out to incubate and hatch 24 fertilized chicken eggs. The eggs incubated in their automatic, humidity and temperature controlled incubator for 21 days. With the...

Student Spotlight: Rohan

Sammed Shikharji, Jharkhand, India Trip By: Rohan, Cortona Academy Class of 2019 Rohan’s project for Cortona Academy’s Award Program. Overview of planned activities: Research about Shikharji, nearby temples, and Nalanda University – plan on how and...

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...

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...