Academic Enrichments for Secondary Students
Your child can discover their true potential at Cornerstone Prep. Our unique University-Model® allows for a specialized education plan.
During your family interview here, you will meet with the admissions director, school principal, and school guidance counselor. They will work with you to create the class schedule that fits your child's needs.
If you have any questions about the following academic programs, please contact Jillian Cosgrove, our school counselor. Please note that the following programs are only available to currently enrolled Cornerstone Prep students.
Dual Enrollment for Qualified Juniors & Seniors
The dual enrollment program at Cornerstone Preparatory Academy is designed for juniors and seniors who wish to enter college on a part-time basis and earn college credit while they complete the requirements for graduation from Cornerstone.
The purpose of this program is to provide students who are academically prepared and who meet the requirements, the opportunities and challenges of advanced course work while they continue to enjoy the benefits of the caring Christian environment of Cornerstone’s high school program.
Cornerstone Prep partners with Kennesaw State University and their dual enrollment honors program to provide an off-campus dual enrollment experience in a secular university setting.
We also partner with Truett-McConnell University to provide an on-campus dual enrollment experience taught by Cornerstone Prep faculty members, which maintains the Christian classroom environment students are familiar with. Both of these programs meet the same high academic standards as Cornerstone Prep.
Dual enrollment candidates should be exemplary in conduct, Christian character, and academic strength. Not all students are mature enough to take on the challenge of a secular campus and the freedoms that accompany this opportunity.
A student is required to have been at Cornerstone for one year prior to dual enrollment and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5. There is a mandatory meeting in the fall, and internal preapproval is required since admission to the program is not automatically granted.
Students will be charged Cornerstone Prep course fees for dual enrollment classes unless the student is taking a class not offered at Cornerstone Prep, in which case a $140 per class dual enrollment fee will be charged each semester.
Georgia Virtual School
Please note that these classes follow a secular, state-mandated curriculum and are not taught by Cornerstone teachers. However, students may use their study hall to work on these courses.
This program is different from our CVA program and is typically used for course recovery or if a CVA option is unavailable. Courses will be noted on a student's Cornerstone transcript as a "transfer" course when taken through GAVS.
Cornerstone Virtual Academy
Cornerstone Prep offers students a variety of virtual /online classes. Online classes give your student broader course options. Your student can also take a class at a time that works for them if our regular classes aren’t available to them because of a schedule conflict.
Our purpose in offering these classes is to provide a virtual option that is not only academically strong, but also has a strong biblical worldview incorporated into the curriculum. There are a myriad of virtual classes available across the nation, but very few that incorporate the biblical worldview that is so important to our school. These classes will integrate wisdom and teaching from God’s Word coupled with high academic standards.
All classes meet or exceed state standards. Sevenstar Academy, the company that delivers our virtual courses, is accredited by the North Central Association, an accreditation division of AdvancED and has been endorsed by ACSI.
The normal course charges apply to virtual classes, plus a CVA course fee. Please see the tuition and fees section of our website for details. Students may be required to take a placement test and will be assessed an additional testing fee. Placement tests are required for some math and upper level foreign language courses if the previous level of the language was taken through another academic source.
The majority of the online classes offered do not require a purchased book or material fee. Classes that may include an in-course software or textbook purchase are AP level classes and technology classes requiring design software.
Virtual classes do not have a live teacher. The courses are taught through modules that include recordings, readings, and videos. The teacher is there to support students, answer questions via phone or email, and grade assignments.
Virtual classes will be taken during the school day using a study hall on campus. All earned course credit becomes a part of the student’s Cornerstone Prep transcript, not transfer credit. All CVA courses are governed by Cornerstone Prep academic policies.
Cornerstone Virtual Academy is open to current Cornerstone Prep high school students with classes available for the following purposes:
- Scheduling conflicts
- AP classes or electives that Cornerstone doesn’t offer
- Credit recovery.
A student may take a maximum of two online classes per semester. Enrollment in CVA classes is subject to the approval of the Director of School Counseling.