Principal's Message

  • Principal Perkovic Dear Cooper City High School Families,
            Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! As the proud principal of Cooper City High School, I am so excited to welcome you back to a new school year.
            Being a Cowboy is truly something special. As 2021 marks Cooper City High School's 50th year, half a century of shaping students' futures, our students and staff continue to take great pride in being a part of the culture of High Expectations, well-established Tradition of Excellence, and Cowboy Pride. The partnerships and relationships we have built within our Cooper City HS community: our amazing students, committed faculty and staff, engaged parents, and supportive community members, are what make CCHS a special place. Recent rankings by US News and World Report named CCHS a recipient of the Silver Medal for being one of the 2021 Best High Schools and one of America's Most Challenging High Schools among 24,000 public high schools nationwide. These rankings are based on our academically challenging instructional programs, college curriculum breadth, graduation rate, student performance, and how well we prepare our students for college. Despite the challenges our students, teachers, staff, and families experienced with the global pandemic this past year and a half, I can proudly state that we all came together and found innovative ways to engage in academics, sports, and activities; learned to be more flexible, creative, and appreciative; and concluded the school year strong with many successes.
               As role models in our children's lives, we will be focusing on the positives. It is important that we display a positive attitude each and every day as we begin the school year centered around high standards, coupled with an intentional focus on social-emotional learning and growth for all students. Our theme for this school year is "Back Together, Stronger than Ever".
              High school is an exciting time for our students to discover who they are and what they value. It is the sense of belonging that will inspire in them the confidence to try new things, to grow in ways that they had not anticipated, and to aspire for more than they had previously imagined.  At CCHS, we believe that we all learn the most in a place that is dedicated to students seeking to reach their full potential, and in a place that is caring and supportive of the child’s whole self. I have been blessed to be an educator for the past 17 years and part of the CCHS community for the past 6 years and it is truly an honor and privilege to serve this amazing community as your Principal. I look forward to working together with all stakeholders as we prepare our students for life after high school and build on our well-established tradition of excellence. Together, we will continue improving student achievement through innovative pedagogical practices while building a culture of kindness, care, and compassion.
              I appreciate your partnership and encourage you to reach out to me and my team at any time with questions, concerns, and suggestions. I am beyond thrilled that our students are all returning in person and can’t wait to see the progress they make during the 21-22 school year. Let's make it the best year yet!

    With Cowboy Pride,
    Vera Perkovic
    Cooper City High School
    Excellence. Tradition. Pride.

    Twitter: @Principal_CCHS
    Phone: 754-323-0200
    Bio: Ms. Perkovic has been an educator with Broward County Public Schools for the past 17 years. She served as a biology and chemistry teacher for 7 years and an administrator for 10 years, 6 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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    NOTE:  Any concerns or  questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 754-323-0200