Cornerstone Cottage School Cottage Schools are undefined in Colorado. For us, it is neither in a cottage, nor is it a school. A "Cottage School" is a learning center where parents and teachers partner to create the best educational opportunities for home-schooled students.
In order to be considered for enrollment for the Fall of 2014, please fill out our application under Forms using the password, "Cottage". Please click "Contact Us" to schedule an interview, or to ask your questions. *Note: please contact us about math placement tests if you have not attended CCS in the past.
Fall Classes will meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9-3, for 32 weeks, beginning on September 3rd.
Next Year, we plan to study American History, our large Middle School group will be moving into General Science, and we plan to continue our strong Math Mammoth and University of Chicago Math with Mrs. Bowe, and we hope to continue our Professor B classes as well. We will offer the sciences that are needed by our students, and will begin hiring as soon as we hear from you as to what you need. We have a large group of biology students who have the option of Chemistry or Anatomy and Physiology. Our new 8-9th grade students who have taken Algebra 1/2 could move into either General Science or Physical Science.
We plan to have a few enrichment classes during our Core days. We would prefer these be on one day only, either Wednesday or Thursday. This way, students can choose an elective each semester. We need to hear from parents who would like to offer any electives that would tie in nicely to American History or would fulfill required elective choices for our high school students such as health, foreign language, PE, and Fine Arts.
We are really seeing our vision take shape, and we are excited about our 5th year at Cornerstone. We are always learning and listening to suggestions. We have made many changes that help us to be more organized and have been able to take a lot of the day to day load off of parents, and make our classes more home school friendly. As always, it is our heart to have a safe place where home school families from all different backgrounds, denominations, and ideologies can come together to offer their cooperative part of a great big puzzle. Here are some important things that we are defining.
*Our goals are to share the administrative load of home school by providing lesson plans, helping with grading and other record keeping, and purposeful field trips.
*We want to offer parents the opportunity to teach the subjects that they enjoy in their home schooling.
*We want to provide small co-op style Literature and History tracks where students who learn in different ways can find a teacher that is teaching at an appropriate level and style that fits their needs. Each teacher presents the same material, but in way that they love teaching.
*We want to continuously improve our classes by working as a team with our parents, teachers and section leaders by listening to suggestions, changing as needed, and rethinking patterns that are not working.
*We consider it a privilege to come alongside families who are in crisis and to serve each other where we see a need. We all have seasons that we need extra help, and we all have something to offer others in need.
*We want to work towards having the family learning history and (when possible) science along together. We love the idea of families having conversation around the dinner table that can feed off of each other.
Cross-Curricular ~ connections that exist between concepts, vocabulary, and skills from different subject areas (including the arts), particularly those connections that lead to deeper understanding. Integrated Curriculum ~ educators and artists working collaboratively to create a plan to advance educational objectives in the arts and other curricular areas. .