Accepted Students:


    All students accepted into Cougar Academy complete a 45-day trial period. 

    Cougar Academy wants to ensure learning on-line is the best option for you. We ensure there is a bridge between traditional school instruction and learning on-line. We provide orientation to our software program, how to be an independent learner, resources and tips for staying motivated, and essential study skills. We model for our students how to be responsible for computer hardware and digitally responsible on the internet. Most importantly we provide one-on-one targeted interventions to bridge any gaps in previous instructional setting through teacher interaction, supplemental resources, and communication. 


    Acceptance Process: 


    After completing an online application, students are notified via email and letter of their acceptance date. Students and parent(s) or guardian(s) must complete the following forms prior to student's start date:


    •  Code of Conduct

    • Academic Integrity/Plagiarism Policy

    • Acceptable Use Policy

    • Free/Reduced Lunch application (if applicable)

    • Attendance Policy

    • Student Contract

    • Student Academic and Image Photographing/Videotaping Release

    • Harrisburg School District Health Room Emergency Card

    Students report to Cougar Academy located at 1601 State Street, Harrisburg PA, 17103. The entrance is located off of the administration parking lot on Elm Street. 


    Students will receive Student/Parent Handbook, a GOOGLE Chromebook, orientation, and assigned courses and assignments. During the required 45 day trial period, students are expected to be on-site at Cougar Academy. Hours for Cougar Academy are 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are provided to students who are required to attend based on free and reduced lunch application.