• Posted by: Luis Beyra
  • Posted On: Mar 21, 2019
  • Category: Academy

Student Onelio Rios from Mater Academy Charter Middle/High School was recognized at the Miami Heat Game and was awarded a Carnival Cruise Lines Scholarship

Onelio Rios is a senior at Mater Academy Charter Middle/High School and currently has 3.9 GPA, and is a dual enrollment student.  This student-athlete plays Varsity Football, Varsity Volleyball and Track and Field.  He has been accepted to the University of West Florida on scholarship and will be playing football.

Onelio was recognized at the March 15, 2019 Miami Heat Game and was awarded a Carnival Cruise Lines Scholarship for mentoring and serving the youth of our community.  This academic award will go to the college of his choice for the next 5 years. Congratulations to Mr. Rios and much success in the future!

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  • Posted by: Luis Beyra
  • Posted On: Mar 20, 2019
  • Category: News, School News
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Cornerstone Charter Academy took home 2 Honorable Mentions and 2 Awards of Merit at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival!!

“We are pleased to announce that CCA took home 2 Honorable Mentions and 2 Awards of Merit at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival!!  Cornerstone Charter Upper Academy was competing against thousands of student art pieces from more than 50 different K-12 schools across Central Florida! We are incredibly proud of these talented students and of all those who participated. Thank you to everyone who made it out to the event!

Honorable Mentions:

Norah Crotty, acrylic paint, 7th grade
Lyla Schuppner, oil paint and collage, 12th grade

Awards of Merit:

Izabellah Chan, linocut printmaking, 11th grade
Jonell Hernandez, photomontage, 12th grade

Come see these award winning art pieces and hundreds more on display next week at the CCA Art Show on March 28! It’s going to be a fun event you won’t want to miss!”

https://www.cornerstonecharter.com

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  • Posted by: Luis Beyra
  • Posted On: Mar 18, 2019
  • Category: Mater, News
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Mater Academy High School and iMater High School were awarded scholarships to attend the Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program

The past four days, our selected juniors from Mater Academy High School and iMater High School were awarded scholarships to attend the Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. 

When the students arrived to the SOAYLP in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, they participated in the program that consisted of workshops and classroom activities with dynamic speakers from business, government, and academia, along with the lectures and workshops. They had the chance to attend tours of Valley Forge National Historical Park, Colonial Philadelphia and even dine with an Amish family in Lancaster.

It was a great experience for all and they did a great job representing their schools! 

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  • Posted by: Luis Beyra
  • Posted On: Mar 6, 2019
  • Category: News
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Five Mater Schools’ SGA Attend FASC

by Mrs. Melissa Gil

The Florida Association of Student Councils hosts a state level convention every year in which schools from different districts get the chance to build upon student leadership, school activities, networking, and project competitions. SGA goes beyond just organizing and running events, members also have to document and evaluate these events hosted at their schools. Miami Dade County Public Schools are a part of district 6 for FASC.

When it comes to the competition part of FASC, medallion council and project books are submitted at convention. Medallion books are judged by how many school events/meetings occur at your school in comparison of your school population. Schools as a result to their medallion council books can be ranked gold, silver, or bronze. As for the project books, it is one project that get documented by a specific category. There are ten categories in FASC such as faculty and staff relations, community service, and school spirit. Books are judged by a rubric that includes evaluation of the information on the project forms and the supporting documents provided. Books can only place first, second, or third per category out of at least 15 books minimum submitted from schools overall.

Mater Academy High, Mater Academy Middle, Mater Lakes Academy High, iMater Middle, and iMater High are all proud members of district 6 in FASC. These schools listed are the only Academica charter schools to be a part of FASC in Miami Dade County. The SGA in these schools are led by Mr. Nelson Cartaya and Mrs. Mary Pino (Mater High), Mrs. Nicole Valle (Mater Middle), Mrs. Melissa Gil and Ms. Ana Sanchez (Mater Lakes Academy), Ms. Elisa Aviles (iMater High), and Ms. Denise Garcia (iMater Middle). In addition, as a Mater Family, these schools participated in the FASC convention of March 1st -3rd in Boca Raton Community High School along with 94 other schools. It was three days filled with workshops, meetings, activities, and competition. The Mater schools are proud to list their weekend accomplishments at FASC:

We as advisors are proud of our students who work hard to manage events at their schools, but also compete at a state level and win in their prospective categories. This weekend at FASC was definitely a Mater Family Takeover and we couldn’t be more content in working together for the greater good of our students who strive to be better leaders. We are always leading by example. As Nelson Cartaya says, “We teach our kids to be the example, not the exception.”

Mater Academy High School: Nelson Cartaya FASC Advisor of the Year, Medallion Council Silver Rank, District 6 Treasurer School

Mater Academy High School: Nelson Cartaya FASC Advisor of the Year, Medallion Council Silver Rank, District 6 Treasurer School

iMater Middle School: 2nd Place Membership Motivation, 3rd Place School Spirit, 3rd Place School Service

iMater Middle School: 2nd Place Membership Motivation, 3rd Place School Spirit, 3rd Place School Service

All Five Mater Schools with their trophies.

All Five Mater Schools with their trophies.

Mater Academy Middle School: 2nd Place Faculty and Staff Relations, 2nd Place Health and Safety

Mater Academy Middle School: 2nd Place Faculty and Staff Relations, 2nd Place Health and Safety

Mater Lakes Academy High School: Medallion Council Gold Rank, 2nd Place Fundraising, 3rd Place Faculty and Staff Relations, 3rd Place Community Service, District 6 Secretary School

Mater Lakes Academy High School: Medallion Council Gold Rank, 2nd Place Fundraising, 3rd Place Faculty and Staff Relations, 3rd Place Community Service, District 6 Secretary School

iMater High School: Medallion Council Gold Rank

iMater High School: Medallion Council Gold Rank

SGA Advisors: (left to right) Bottom row: Ms. Elisa Aviles and Ms. Denise Garcia (iMater Academy High and Middle School) Top Row: Mrs. Nicole Valle (Mater Academy Middle), Mr. Nelson Cartaya (Mater Academy High), Ms. Ana Sanchez, and Mrs. Melissa Gil (Mater Lakes Academy High)

SGA Advisors: (left to right) Bottom row: Ms. Elisa Aviles and Ms. Denise Garcia (iMater Academy High and Middle School) Top Row: Mrs. Nicole Valle (Mater Academy Middle), Mr. Nelson Cartaya (Mater Academy High), Ms. Ana Sanchez, and Mrs. Melissa Gil (Mater Lakes Academy High)

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Cornerstone Charter Academy Receives National Recognition - Named a distinguished school for STEM and career learning program

Cornerstone Charter Academy Receives National Recognition – Named a distinguished school for STEM and career learning program

 

For Immediate Release                                                           
February 28, 2019   

Media Contact:
Dr. Renee Pancoast
Principal
rpancoast@cornerstonecharter.com    407-608-7171
Cornerstone Charter Academy Receives National Recognition                                            for Commitment to Empowering Students

Named a distinguished school for STEM and career learning program

Belle Isle, FL –Cornerstone Charter Academy announced today that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW GatewayTM. It is one of just 148 middle schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S.

The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, CCA had to meet the following criteria during the 2017-18 school year:

  • Offer at least one PLTW Gateway unit at each grade level;
  • Have at least 50 percent of the student body participating;
  • Have 25 percent of students advancing to high school participate in two or more units during their middle school tenure.

Through PLTW programs, students develop STEM knowledge as well as in-demand, transportable skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. PLTW Gateway empowers students to lead their own discovery and uncover a range of paths and possibilities they can look forward to in high school and beyond.

“It is a great honor to recognize Cornerstone Charter Academy for their commitment to students,” said Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “They are a model for what school should look like, and they should be very proud of ensuring students have the knowledge and skills to be career ready and successful on any career path they choose.”

CCA is part of a community of PreK-12 schools, colleges and universities, and corporate and philanthropic partners across the country united around a passion for providing students with inspiring, engaging, and empowering learning opportunities. For more information about PLTW’s recognition program, visit pltw.org/our-programs/program-recognition.

For more information on Cornerstone Charter Academy’s PLTW Gateway program or to set up a school visit, contact Ms. LuCinda Coder at:  lcoder@cornerstonecharter.com

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. Approximately 11,500 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit pltw.org.

 

Cornerstone Charter Academy Receives National Recognition  - Named a distinguished school for STEM and career learning program

Cornerstone Charter Academy Receives National Recognition – Named a distinguished school for STEM and career learning program

 

Cornerstone Charter Academy Receives National Recognition  - Named a distinguished school for STEM and career learning program

Cornerstone Charter Academy Receives National Recognition – Named a distinguished school for STEM and career learning program

 

 

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