The Cornerstone Schools of Alabama makes history in Birmingham. The following is a press release from school administrators:Birmingham, AL-Cornerstone Schools of Alabama has today become the firstInternational Baccalaureate Primary School in Birmingham, Alabama. The school isset to host a press conference on Monday, June 10, at 11:00 a.m. at CornerstoneSchool to announce to the achievement. Those speaking will be Cornerstone School'sboard chairman and former Alabama Chief Justice, Drayton Nabers, and CornerstoneSchool's Executive Director, Dr. Nita Carr.The IB has a positive impact on students, schools and their wider communities withlearning going well beyond the classroom. Its unique and innovative approach tolearning means both students and teachers are genuinely engaged with the programsand benefit from being a part of an unparalleled global network. Students are able toparticipate in international conferences and educators work with their peersinternationally to ensure that IB remains at the cutting edge of international education.Cornerstone School's Executive Director, Dr. Nita Carr says, "The reason we beganthe three year process of becoming an International Baccalaureate Primary school isbecause the IB curriculum aligns with Cornerstone's core values: Excellence for God,excellence for children, and excellence for education."Cornerstone School is a non-profit, Christian school that serves Birmingham's innercity children from prekindergarten to eighth grade. With an emphasis on data driveninstruction, rigorous academics, and character development Cornerstone studentsbroke the mold by exceeding Alabama's averages when comparing studentachievement with family income. In addition to Cornerstone's recent InternationalBaccalaureate status, the school holds dual accreditation by both the SouthernAssociation of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Association of Christian Schools
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