Every third Thursday of the month, students at Cornerstone Christian Academy proudly display their college colors.
No, they’re not all seniors with hopes of heading off to the university of their choice. Each and every class from kindergarten to 12th grade has adopted a college.
College Day, at Cornerstone, is Head Administrator Marci Martinez’s way of “connecting education and careers.”
Each teacher had the opportunity to pick a different college, therefore allowing 12 schools to not only be represented, but more importantly, allow the students at a very early age, learn why they attend school each day.
Martinez says she hopes the program will encourage students to work hard today to prepare for the college of their choice, in pursuit of a career for the future.
Ultimately, by the time a kindergartner finishes CCA, they will have the opportunity to learn about 12 different and perhaps diverse colleges.
Carter’s lively bunch of first-grade Baylor Bears, Steed’s class of TCU fifth-grade Horned Frogs, senior Kanyon Coppenbarger representing Tarleton and other grade levels have all contacted college admission offices to let them know about the program. In return, colleges have donated hats, banners and various collegiate memorabilia.
Students learn about their adopted college via smart boards and virtual tours. Hopefully, at some point in the school year, some enthusiastic wannabe undergrads will have the opportunity to visit college campuses and witness first hand what “their” college truly offers, Martinez said.
Cornerstone Christian Academy hopes to connect the dots between college and career.
“In turn, the experience helps students know that their hard work in the early years of education will pay off, and very soon they will hopefully be going to the college of their dreams and obtaining the job of a lifetime,” Martinez said.
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