Cortona Academy is particularly interested in helping students arrange internships, community outreach programs, and opportunities to earn a Congressional Award. We also offer Special Certificates of Outstanding Achievement for those successfully completing our Elective Programs. These experiences not only improve the students’ understanding of our 21st century world, but also stimulate them to think of and experience possible major areas of interest in college, and career choices. Finally, in today’s highly competitive selection process at top colleges, these Special Awards and Citations help position them favorably to admissions officers. Most importantly, each and every student has an opportunity to distinguish himself, regardless of ability, disability, grades, social-economic status or religion. Thus, Cortona Academy is truly a democratic education, where all can achieve the “Brass Ring” of individual success.