- This models provides more time for families to influence their children.
- This model helps students learn time management skills and become independent learners.
- This model involves parents in their child’s education all the way through high school.
This week we will look at three more reasons this model works for so many families and students. These findings are available from a 2013 study conducted by Brance C. Barker* of UMS schools.
4. THIS MODEL PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH A QUALITY, COLLEGE-PREP EDUCATION.
One hundred percent of Cornerstone graduates attend college. In the Class of 2015, 85% were accepted into every college college they applied to and are attending their first choice college. On average, Cornerstone students who apply for scholarships receive almost $125,000 in scholarship offers.
We also offer a strong AP program and Dual Enrollment program for our high achieving students. In 2015, 87% of our students received a score of 3 or higher, compared to the Georgia state average of 57% and the national average of 61%. Our graduates tell us how well prepared they are once they arrive on their college campus. Click here to hear their stories.
“Cornerstone has prepared me very well for college. The college-like schedule really helped prepared me for college. Also, I feel that Cornerstone solidified my time management, study, leadership, and service skills,” said Dylan Murray, Class of 2015.
While at Cornerstone, Dylan was a member of the cross country team and soccer team, helped coached the girls soccer team, and Beta Club. Dylan also participated in the Kennesaw State University Honors Dual Enrollment Program for two years, while participating fully in Cornerstone Prep’s high school activities.
6. THIS MODEL SUPPORTS A TEACHER-PARENT PARTNERSHIP.
Parent Dan Cook shared, “Cornerstone works for me because it works for its students and parents. Since we started at Cornerstone, it has always been evident that all members of the staff have a passion for providing an environment where students can thrive, explore their God-given talents, and realize their potential. This commitment extends beyond the classroom and into the home through solid parent-teacher communication and activities like Parent Universities aimed at keeping us informed of important societal issues impacting the lives of our children.”
Parent Universities, held throughout the year, are one to two hour sessions seeking to inform and educate parents on all different issues. Sometimes Parent Universities focus on new curriculums being introduced; other times, Parent U’s focus on technology challenges or future parental challenges. Cornerstone seeks to offer resources to help parents as they educate their child on all fronts. Many times, parents request Parent U’s on certain subjects.
To sum up, University-Model® schooling is designed to bring together the best attributes of traditional public and private schools as well as independent study and integrate them into one--all at an affordable cost for families. Cornerstone Prep’s mission is to partner with parents to build within their children a firm foundation of academic excellence and Christian discipleship.
Come visit one of our monthly Information Meetings to Discover more about the Cornerstone Difference!
*EXPLORING STRUCTURAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL BARRIERS: TEACHERS’ AND PARENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF PARENT INVOLVEMENT PRACTICES IN UNIVERSITY-MODEL® SCHOOLS AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL LEVELS. Brance C. Barker, 2013