by Adam Kronberger / Head of School
The summer of 1997 was one of the best summers of my life. First off, that was the summer I met my beautiful bride. Mrs. Kronberger served me a bacon cheeseburger at a restaurant 300 miles from home and it was love at first sight (bite). The other highlight was the college summer job I had acquired. I was paid a generous wage as a foreman of a crew traveling the northwest states maintaining warranties on a particular roofing product. Another benefit was a $30/day allowance for meals. Not only was I banking money for college expenses, but I was saving money by not having to spend any of that hard-earned cash on summer living expenses. It was a win-win!
Another win-win allows Crosshill Christian juniors and seniors to take as many as 5 concurrent college credit classes. These courses are provided by CCS instructors who have also qualified as adjunct faculty with Corban University. These courses satisfy both high school diploma requirements and Corban University requirements. Credits earned can be eventually transferred to the college or university of their choice. Some CCS graduates have already earned a half-year of college before starting their freshman year!
In order to earn the college credit, families must pay Corban University a discounted tuition rate for each course. The number of dual credit course sections paid for by Crosshill families this year was 45. That means potentially 135 college semester credits will be earned by CCS students this year. Perhaps the most impressive number is the collective savings parents experience through the CCS concurrent credit program with Corban University. This year, parents will save almost $160,000!
Nothing beats a free bacon cheeseburger served to you by your future wife. But a close second might be the savings available to Crosshill upperclassmen choosing to get a head start on their post-graduate degree.
– Adam Kronberger / Head of School