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...

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.”...

USA Science and Engineering Festival

On April 5-6th Cortona Academy students and staff attended the Washington Convention Center’s USA Science and Engineering Festival. Cortona attends both the national festival and the regional events every year because we know what an amazing opportunity this is...