Dr. Walter Cooper Academy School No. 10 is one of the Rochester City School District's newest elementary schools. Through the EL Education model, the school engages its diverse student body in joyful, rigorous, and fascinating learning experiences. We use both traditional and technological tools, along with resources from our community to help our students learn deeply while developing an internal sense of motivation and pride. We instill in our students both perseverance and a sense of responsibility, as reinforced in our motto, “We never give up, never give up, never give up!”
Dr. Walter Cooper Academy School No. 10:
Follows the EL Education model, which promotes rigorous and engaging curriculum through long term, interdisciplinary studies and active, inquiry-based learning along with the development of positive school culture and students' character.
Holds Daily Morning Meetings in every classroom to begin each day as a community of caring and respectful learners.
Follows clear school-wide procedures and policies (the Cooper Code) for a safe learning environment including rituals and routines and silent signals.
Holds regularly scheduled school-wide “Cooper Circle” meetings to build community and celebrate student learning.
Places teacher specialists and support staff work in classrooms to support learning in all subjects.
Encourages parental involvement and communication through participation in Student Learning Exhibitions, Field Study chaperones, Cooper Circle, monthly Parent Association Meetings, and a monthly school newsletter.
Participates in Primary Project, an early prevention program designed to promote mental wellness.
Requires students to wear school uniforms (khaki or black bottoms, hunter green, black or white polo shirts).
- Have student teacher partnerships with: Brockport Community College and Monroe Community College
- AmeriCorps, Greater Rochester Health Foundation, the Rochester Education Foundation, U of R and the YMCA.