"There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less." Kurt Hahn
Most of our residents have some educational goals that they'd like to achieve. Many of them arrive to us after one or a series of academic struggles. Our education team works one-on-one with each resident to assess their academic history and identify any future academic goals. If a resident has academic or educational aspirations, our staff works with them to find the educational resources that match their aspirations and supports them throughout their participation in academic and educational programs.
At Cornerstones we support a diverse array of educational opportunities, including:
Classes at local universities and colleges (see below)
High school diplomas through online classes or distance learning,
Dual enrollment programs
Through enrollment in these education opportunities we provide our residents with the skill sets needed to succeed in the academic arena and the awareness of the resources they need to support their ongoing academic efforts after they leave our program. We support our residents on a daily basis by having at least one full-time educational staff in each home, Monday through Friday, providing academic strategies, ongoing assessment, executive functioning support, and one-on-one tutoring. Each resident meets with their assigned education coordinator multiple times a week to outline their current assignments and goals for the week as well as future projects/papers or tests. Each resident in school has weekly individualized times where they can get support, though it is also available on a daily basis as well.
Local Educational Resources
Southern Maine is home to many academic opportunities with excellent high school, community college, and four-year universities as well as on-line options being available. Below are some educational resources in the southern Maine area. This list includes four-year universities, community colleges, and trade schools.