Cornerstone Purpose Statement
Cornerstone is a Christian organization that seeks to provide quality education opportunities along with support for families that are homeschooling their students.
Cornerstone is divided into 3 tiers:
Lower Tier: A co-op type structure where parents provide gym, choir and enrichment classes for grades K-6. Lower Tier meets 16 weeks each school year. This tier is parent run. All participating students must have a parent who is an active participant in planning, teaching, monitoring and cleaning up. There is no opt-out option for Lower or Middle Tier classes.
Middle Tier: Students in grades 7-9 may participate in enrichment classes provided by parents in the Lower Tier and/or classes taught by Upper Tier teachers. Middle Tier courses are offered by both the Lower and Upper Tier providers and students must be enrolled in the tier(s) they desire to take classes in.
Upper Tier: A tuition based, teacher taught, 30-week academic program for middle and high school students (grades 7-12). Classes are designed to help parents meet or exceed Pennsylvania homeschool law requirements. Parents at this tier help by providing monitoring supervision (determined by the number of classes their students are taking - up to a maximum of 12 hours a year). A monitor opt-out option is available for a fee.
In all tiers Cornerstone provides opportunities for field trips, achievement testing, learning fairs and social interaction for parents and students.
This information is taken directly from the Cornerstone Member Handbook. If you would like to read the Handbook for more information, click here.