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Program Highlights

Building Strong Foundations During Grades 6–8
Cunha helps students make the transition between elementary and high school experiences. The school culture is grounded in the tradition of educating the “whole” person. We work hard to promote academic success and positive behavior. There are two full time counselors for a student body of approximately 780 students. The counselors work closely with the students on their academic, personal, social and emotional needs.


Cunha program highlights

  • Cunha is a state of the art, newly constructed school with technology in every classroom, a new set of soccer fields with synthetic turf, and a fully outfitted weight room for PE use

  • Offers a personalized student centered approach

  • By Quarter 4 of 2012, 41% of the student body had a GPA 3.25 or higher

  • Algebra 1 is offered to academically advanced 8th grade students

  • 78% of the students taking Algebra scored proficient or above

  • Cunha’s API score has grown from 796 in 2009 to 814 in 2012

  • In Language Arts, from 2009 to 2012, students scoring proficient or above rose from 44% to 59% 

  • In Math, the percent proficient or above, from 2009 to 2012, held steady at approximately 59%

  • Three leading edge Technology Centers

  • A comprehensive 18,000 book student library

  • Spanish Immersion program offered  

  • Language Development classes offered for second language learners

  • AVID class offered for 6th,  7th and 8th graders

  • Rotating elective classes such as Shop, Art, Home Economics, Drama, Music Appreciation and Computer Science

  • Students are recognized as Students of the Week and Students of the Month

  • Recognition Assemblies are held two times a year for attendance and grades

  • Outstanding Cub Luncheons recognize students for their improvement after each Quarter

  • Cub Compliments are awarded on an ongoing basis to students who demonstrate positive behavior