"Our Scholars Are Resilient And Determined To Do Their Best"

Voice: Teacher

Region: Bay Area; North Coast; Central Coast

Organization: Cornerstone Academy Preparatory School

They refer to their kindergarten students as "scholars" at Cornerstone Academy Preparatory School, because they hold their students in such high regard. Kindergarten teacher Edgar Quiroz-Medrano, who is from the community in which he teaches, explains that they have high academic expectations from the very beginning, wanting their students to believe that they can go on to any college or profession they wish, and it's never too late to start seeding that level of ambition and hope. They support their students with more learning time and other great practices. Another great testament to the belief and hope charter schools and their teachers instill in students.