CAPE CORAL, Fla. — As part of a larger transformation, Cape Coral Charter School, has changed its name to Mid Cape Global Academy. The name change was implemented following extensive planning and input from the school family and community.
“As a school community, we represent more than 30 different countries with a very diverse student and staff population, and the new name is reflective of our student body, curriculum and feature programs which speak to our identity as a school.,” said Jaime Trotter, principal of Mid Cape Global Academy. “Our school approaches everything from a global perspective. We’ve incorporated projects around the 17 Sustainable Global Goals from the United Nations with initiatives such as clean water and reducing poverty and hunger.”
Last year, Cape Coral Charter School introduced its new mission to foster a passion for learning that inspires students to work with others in creating a better world for all.
The school’s motto also was changed to “Inspiring today for a better tomorrow.”
This school focus transforms every aspect of the classroom – from the way it approaches learning to everyday interactions and extended community support.
“Our programs and curriculum encourage students to become actively engaged community members for Cape Coral and the world beyond,” added Trotter.
Bob the Bobcat, the school’s well-known mascot, is retiring and making way for the school’s new mascot, a Burrowing Owl.
The Burrowing Owl was chosen because of its importance to Cape Coral and its many opportunities for education regarding conservation and environmental protection.
The students voted on the new mascot's name, which will be revealed at a ribbon-cutting on Jan. 7, starting at 9 a.m., at 76 Mid Cape Terrace. The new school logo, mascot, and uniforms will also be revealed. All social distancing and CDC guidelines will be followed.
“I think everyone is ready for a new beginning after the year we’ve all experienced,” added Trotter. “This new identity will help us all restart and continue our positive momentum as we move forward into the new year.”