Cotter Connect Academy

Cotter Connect Academy (CCA) is program for international students to help the transition into American high school life while building confidence in speaking English. We ensure students feel comfortable in their new home through this program!

Cotter Connect Academy (CCA) is held three weeks before school begins in August on the Cotter Campus with new and returning international students. We are partner with Saint Mary’s University for morning classroom instruction to build English vocabulary and confidence. Afternoon activities complement morning learning and offer students the opportunity to practice their English in a hands-on environment. International students will also meet their American classmates through our Language Partner program incorporated into Cotter Connect Academy.

Questions about CCA can be directed toward Mrs. Mandi Olson, Director of International Admissions.


8:00 - 8:30 a.m.


9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

ESL Class at Saint Mary’s University

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch & Downtime

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Afternoon Activities such as exploring and learning the local area, team building activities and fun new adventures!

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Downtime & Dorm Activities (Dorm staff are a resource for our students to get set up comfortably in their new home)

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Free time, dorm activities, fun!