Cornerstone Charter Academy High School Reviews
Rating 3.87 out of 5 84 reviews
Cornerstone has a small-community atmosphere. This allowed me to have a personalized experience. Getting to know the staff and teachers helped to build strong relationships which not only helped my academics but improved my overall experience. This school truly cares for its students and I am so glad I had the opportunity to attend this school.
Located in the heart of Bell Isle, FL, Cornerstone Charter Academy is a wonderful school to make friends, have fun, and most importantly learn! From grades K-12, the school environment provides a welcoming atmosphere to all students. Cornerstone's uniform policy creates a sense of resemblance between everybody and limits any acts of conflict and bullying on campus. Cornerstone is also a small school, making it easier to get to know everyone. Cornerstone's safety measures are greatly enforced. Steel fencing shields the campus perimeter, cameras secure the hallways, and the guard and Bell Isle police make sure every student gets home safe. Lastly, Cornerstone is all about school spirit! Activities like basketball, arts, football, and much more is available at CCA! Parent's are always involved in school activities and greatly contribute to school as a whole. Overall, school spirit is what it comes down and the colors of blue and green shape the identity of Cornerstone. Go Ducks!
Cornerstone Charter Academy is a medium-sized school with over a hundred students enrolled each year. The teachers instruct well for their curriculums although some do fail to hit small topics of the curriculum. There is little to no bullying at Cornerstone and students are friendly towards one another. The atmosphere is positive and rules are followed accordingly. School lunches are healthy and adequate with pizza being served each Friday. The internet connectivity for the school is bad due to large bandwidth necessary for the high number of devices connected to the Wi-Fi at the same time. There are many clubs and electives for music, art, coding, acting, and more. I myself am enrolled in the Coding Club and, even though I would like more members to be in the club, I enjoy my time learning coding languages such as Python and how to utilize them. Overall, Cornerstone Charter Academy is a nice school to go to with a positive, engaging environment.
It was a fairly small high school , with only a couple hundred students enrolled total. It did fairly well with the resources that it had, but obviously there were some cracks. For instance, the choices for electives was very limited. The core classes had a lot more science options than anything else, which is fine if a student is into that, but for the kids that weren't so minded it made it difficult to get classes that they would actually enjoy.
I have been attending Cornerstone Charter Academy since the seventh grade, and I am now a senior. Cornerstone Charter Academy is a very new school, but has adapted and made a name for itself over these past few years. I have watched the student body, staff, and campus grow into a beautiful school where everyone is safe and secure. Out principal, Dr. Renee Pancoast, has a love for her students more than anyone I've ever seen. She will do the utmost for her staff and students. Although the school is small, it has a lot amazing and wonderful quirks to it. I have absolutely loved growing up in a safe environment that is Cornerstone Charter Academy.
I did all of my high school in Cornerstone. The help I experienced from teachers was great. They definitely were of much help when I needed it.
I would like to see an expansion of the arts program. Every year our high school art teacher has to juggle teaching a myriad of courses, regular and AP, along with the constant loss of supplies and lack of equipment necessary to provide students with the best experience possible.
I like that the school is small and teachers can work more closely with students. Education wise, I’ve always had good experiences with CCA and appreciate the hard working and honest teachers. However, I would like to see improvement with how new teachers are hired and disciplinary issues are handled.
Cornerstone Charter Academy High School is different from other high schools in the fact that it is smaller than traditional high schools. This can be a good and bad thing, based on what matters to a person. The good thing is that the students are very close-knit, and although typical high school cliques exist, they still get along and can interact with each other well. Since almost everyone knows each other, it can be very obvious when there is a new student. But most students are very friendly and will try to make the new student feel comfortable until they become acclimated. Being a small school can have it’s disadvantages. Cornerstone Charter Academy is a K-12 school, and even though the elementary part and middle and high school part are separate, the campus itself is small and there is a lot of sharing of facilities. For example, the gymnasium in the middle school building is used for sporting events and doubles as a lunchroom for the elementary school children.
The academics are not spectacular, but average. They do have a great STEM program with a great director/teacher. A good size school that is not too overwhelming. Great softball program.
The environment is a very small close knit school, and the student to teacher ratio is very small since it is not a large school. The teachers that are there care about the students.
Cornerstone was a wonderful school that helped me achieve my high school goals. The teachers were always willing to spend extra time with me, in order to help me. I would definitely recommend this school.
Very poor experience the last four years at the school. My child was not happy and decided to leave after middle school to attend Boone
I have attended Cornerstone Charter Academy since the eighth grade. My overall experience has been pretty good both on and off the field. Most teachers are sufficient in making sure each student has equal opportunities. I played varsity softball and basketball since I first attended this school. I plan to continue to play softball in college following my graduation at Cornerstone Charter Academy.
The school lacks diversity and does not encourage this in their school atmosphere. The administration could do more to drive this change but does not.
This school is very impressive and caring about their students. Although I do wish they would pay more attention to things other than dress code sometimes.
Serious favoritism issues with the staff and students. People who tell you they enjoyed their experience here are most likely one of the favorites. Very few options for electives, which are extremely underfunded. Teachers and administation are hired based on who they know, not merit or skill. Useless guidance counselor and countless useless teachers. In the 8 years I went here I can count on one hand the teachers I actually learned from. Social life at Cornerstone is poor, consisting of a few niches. Don’t send your kids here unless you’re okay with them being very unprepared for college and adult life.