"If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me"
Given the leadership of the school and commitment by all staff members to make students succeed, COPE Center North will provide a culture for learning for middle and high school teen parents as well as a nurturing environment for infants and toddlers, aged four weeks to four years old, that is motivational, promotes social, emotional and personal growth and has the academic rigor to propel students to become productive citizens.
In conjunction with the faculty, staff, parents, and community partners, our mission is to prepare infants and toddlers for school readiness through the use of creative design and to develop the academic potential of teen parents to reach their educational goals and become life-long learners through collaboration and the creation of student career pathways.
If it is to be, it is up to me.
COPE has a rolling admission’s policy throughout the academic year for adolescents with newly diagnosed pregnancy or teenage parents. The average enrollment is 150 students and 108 babies, with a capacity of 300 enrollees. The student body is comprised of 52% Blacks, 45% Hispanics, and 3% Whites. Class size usually ranges from 10 to 25 students and the daily attendance ranges from 70% to 89%.
During the 2012-2013 school-year, there were a total of 64 students who gave birth and one of these students delivered a set of twins. All of the teens who attend this school setting are permitted to remain until they graduate. The duration of a student’s enrollment at COPE may vary from as little as a few months up to the time the student’s child reaches the age of four years.