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Cougar Academy (ASSETS)

Cougar Academy (ASSETS)

Cougar Academy (ASSETs) is the free after school program at Golden Valley High School. It is open Monday to Friday from 3:15 - 6:15 PM for all students grades 9-12. The purpose of Cougar Academy is to help students achieve success. Our staff members work daily to encourage our students to engage fully in school and participate in activities outside of school hours. We offer our students a wide variety of clubs that help provide leadership opportunities and enrichment activities that help them grow and learn, tutoring is available in a wide range of subjects and we offer physical fitness to keep our students making healthy choices and behaviors. Each Cougar Academy club is designed to allow students the opportunity to play a meaningful role in program design and implementation. For any questions, please contact the Site Lead, Ms. Ibarra at



After School Program

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Merced Union High School District has enrolled all current MUHSD students in the after school program. This includes tutoring services and fun enrichment clubs and activities, which students may utilize for free whenever they like. There is no minimum participation required.  For advertisement purposes, students may be asked if they will allow the tutor to take pictures during their meetings, provided that their parents/guardians have authorized MUHSD to take their photos. Parents may choose to opt out from allowing their child(ren) to utilize the services of the after school program. Additionally, students who are age 18 or older may decline the opportunity to utilize these services. If so, he/she must complete this form and email it to Please complete one form per child.



ASSETs Annual Evaluation