Dear Cooper City High School Families,
Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year! As the Proud Principal of Cooper City High School, I am so excited to begin what I am certain will be the best year yet.
Being a Cowboy is something truly special. All stakeholders play a vital role in continuing our long-standing culture of High Expectations, well-established Tradition of Excellence, and deeply ingrained Cowboy community Pride. Our amazing students, committed faculty and staff, engaged parents, and supportive community members are what make Cooper City High School unique and noteworthy. The partnerships and relationships we have built and fostered within our Cooper City HS community are the heart of what makes us stand out and shine.
Our theme last year was "Back Together, Stronger than Ever" and it is with great Cowboy Pride that we celebrate accomplishments we achieved despite great adversity. I would like to formally congratulate our students, faculty, staff, and community as Cooper City High School continues to hold an enviable position amongst the very best academic institutions in the State of Florida and the Nation. The Florida Department of Education recognized Cooper City High School as a School of Excellence and we are so proud of our 2021-2022 "A" school grade designation as we have achieved the highest points earned at our school since this school grade model was instituted. This remarkable accomplishment places us in the top 3 traditional High Schools in the District! Recent rankings by US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT named CCHS a recipient of the Silver Medal for being one of the 2022 Best High Schools and one of America's Most Challenging High Schools among 24,000 public high schools across the Nation, ranking in the top 6.8% of performing schools. These rankings are based on our academically challenging instructional programs, college curriculum breadth, graduation rate, student performance, and quality of college and career preparation. Despite the challenges our Cowboy family and community experienced over the past two and a half years, I can proudly assert that we came together and found innovative ways to engage in academics, sports, and activities; we learned to be more flexible, creative, and appreciative; and we concluded another school year filled with many successes. Please take some time to read about some of our accomplishments here.
This year, as role models in our children's lives, we will continue to focus on the positives and turn any challenges into opportunities to grow and learn. It is important that we display an optimistic attitude each and every day as we begin the school year centered around high standards, coupled with intentional focus on social-emotional learning, inclusiveness, and continued growth for all students. Our theme for this school year is "Aim for Greatness,” as we celebrate our proud past and look forward to a bold future. In this new year, together, we will continue to carry out our tradition of excellence with our stellar academics and strong Cowboy pride.
High school is an exciting time for our students to discover who they are and what they value. It provides a sense of place and belonging that will build confidence and inspire students to try new things, grow in unexpected ways, and achieve beyond their imagination. At CCHS, we believe students learn best in a place where they are encouraged to reach their full potential, led by teachers and staff dedicated to supporting the child’s whole self. To this end, we encourage our students to ask questions, share insights, and collaborate with peers and leaders to create and develop inclusive and supportive school culture. We offer a diverse array of challenging and engaging courses and activities to meet the academic needs and nurture the passions of our scholars, with a focus on building community and thinking critically. Our Cowboy scholars are challenged and encouraged to seek pathways that lead to the best version of themselves and to enjoy their high school journey. As these goals are developed and achieved through commitment from vital team members, we invite you to join our Team Cooper commitment to leading with relationships, grace, and respect. As always, at Cooper City High School safety and security remain our top priority: if you see something, say something. We all play a role in safety here at CCHS as we aim to provide the highest quality education in a safe and secure environment. As the proud 18-year educator and a 7-year member of the incredible Team Cooper, it is truly an honor and privilege to continue to serve our amazing Cooper City High community. I look forward to continuing to collaborate with all stakeholders as we ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Together, we will continue to accelerate student achievement through innovative pedagogical practices while nurturing a culture of kindness, care, and compassion in a safe and secure environment. I appreciate and value your partnership and encourage you to reach out to me and my team at any time with questions, concerns, and ideas. Our assistant principals, office staff, counselors, teachers, and support staff are ready to work with you as partners in your child's education to ensure everyone's safety, wellness, and academic success. You can contact us at CCHS to address your questions, comments, and concerns, and you are invited to follow us on Twitter: @Principal_CCHS for updates. Please bookmark our website and visit it frequently for updates – it is our one-stop shop for everything you need.
I appreciate and value your partnership and encourage you to reach out to me and my team at any time with questions, concerns, and ideas. As always, safety and security remain our top priority, and please remember: if you see something, say something. We aim to provide the highest quality education in a safe and secure environment. Our assistant principals, office staff, counselors, teachers, and support staff are ready to work with you as partners in your child's education to ensure everyone's safety, wellness, and academic success. You can Contact CCHS to address your questions, comments, and concerns, and you are invited to follow us on Twitter: @Principal_CCHS for updates and review our Back to School Newsletter. Our Cooper City Family is strong, our staff is dedicated, and our students are ready to succeed. I look forward to another wonderful year together and seeing you at our many events throughout the year as we support and cheer on our Cowboys. Here is to a fantastic 2022-2023 school year!
With Cowboy Pride,
Cooper City High School
Excellence. Tradition. Pride.
Bio: Ms. Perkovic has been an educator with Broward County Public Schools for the past 18 years. She served as a biology and chemistry teacher for 7 years and an administrator for 11 years, 7 of which she has been serving the Cooper City High School community. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Oakland University and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University. Both of her parents were educators and so she grew up in an environment where education was always held to a higher standard. Ms. Perkovic is a proud mom of two boys and enjoys spending time with her family.
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