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Model Overview

Program Overview

2012
Year Launched
9 - 12
Blended Grades
407
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

When you first implemented blended learning, why did you choose that particular model? (has your model changed? why?)


When it first implemented a blended-learning program, Lincoln-King Academy used a Lab Rotation model. The school's Learning Lab was used for a math elective in which students used online math programs under the supervision of a blended-learning instructor. A lab-centered model was ideal when there were few portable devices or adults with blended-learning experience at the school. But after purchasing Chromebooks and familiarizing teachers with blended-learning practices, the school has transitioned to a Station Rotation model that functions within individual classrooms. This model enables a greater degree of personalization for more grade levels at the school.The Learning Lab is now used for intervention and extension work, facilitated by the blended-learning instructor.

What was one of your biggest challenges when going blended, and how did you overcome it?


The biggest challenge for Cornerstone Health and Technology has been training and supporting teachers in the new blended-learning environment. 'Teachers need sustained support' someone who is there to observe and coach them,' said Nichole Husa, a Personalized Learning Officer at Cornerstone. 'If blended-learning programs aren't being monitored and consistently supported, much of the technology just won't get used.' To address this problem, Cornerstone Health & Technology and the other Cornerstone Schools offer professional development for teachers which, like its academic program for students, is differentiated in order to meet the needs of each teacher.

What's the one piece of advice you'd give to emerging blended-learning programs?


Husa shared a two-fold rule for success with blended learning: "Provide ongoing, personalized support for each teacher, and focus on planning for the blended classroom."

Program Focus

General

Blended Subjects

Math
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Science
World Languages
Electives

School Overview

Health care has replaced the auto industry as Michigan's job leader and nationwide, health care jobs are booming. With the opening of Cornerstone Health + Technology High School, Cornerstone Charter Schools hopes to respond to that need while creating a unique high school experience that helps students understand how their studies will translate into real-world occupations. The goal at Cornerstone Health + Technology High School is to graduate accomplished and proficient students who continue to college or choose to pursue health related positions immediately after high school.To reach this goal, administrators aren't just rethinking the traditional school experience, they're getting rid of it by implementing a unique Personalized Learning space for students.

Ratings Source: GreatSchools

Community Rating

School Contact

Contact: Nichole Husa

Contact Title: Personalized Learning Officer, Cornerstone Charter Schools

Address:
Cornerstone Health + Technology High School
17351 Southfield Fwy
Detroit, Michigan
48219
United States

Telephone: (313)-486-4626

Cornerstone Health + Technology High School's Website

Demographics

407
Total Students
82%
FRL
--
ELL

Student Ethnicity

State Test Scores Source: GreatSchools

2017

2016

Blended Program Launched 2012