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Cornerstone Offers Online Classes for High School Students During Pandemic

News April 8, 2020

Cornerstone University’s traditional undergraduate program is offering online classes to high school students during the nationwide lockdowns and school closures in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each class offered online can fulfill general electives at Cornerstone, is taught by a dedicated full-time faculty member and is transfer-friendly. While students may only enroll in one class, they can save time and money by taking them now.

“After speaking with several parents, we sensed that high school students may have some time on their hands due to the changes in K-12 education for the remainder of the academic year,” said Dr. Shawn Newhouse, senior vice president of undergraduate academics at Cornerstone. “Given this, our faculty and staff felt that offering an opportunity to complete university-level classes while adhering to the shelter-in-place order in the State of Michigan would be attractive to families.”

Classes are available to high school juniors and seniors. These classes are especially pertinent for students whose school does not offer online learning. Sophomores are also eligible if they contact Cornerstone’s Traditional Undergraduate Admissions Office.

The classes being offered include Communication in Culture, Old Testament Literature, General Psychology and Writing in Culture. These are part of Cornerstone’s core curriculum and would apply to a student’s degree program.

“By offering these courses,” Newhouse said, “students have an opportunity to engage with some of CU’s full-time professors and get a sense of our community and what it might be like to study full time at Cornerstone.”

Classes begin on Monday, April 20 and conclude in June. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 15. For more information, please contact the Traditional Undergraduate Admissions Office.

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