Memphis - When City University School of Liberal Arts graduates its first class this year, the students will already be comfortable in the university classroom, thanks to the partnership with Christian Brothers University (CBU).
For the past two semesters, 15 students from City University School have been attending English Composition classes on the CBU campus. This partnership exemplifies the vision of R. Lemoyne Robinson, the Founder and Chancellor. Robinson believes, “All students deserve the opportunity to pursue post secondary education at the college or university of their choice.” He understands in order for students to be granted the ability to do so, they have to be allowed access to opportunities that would provide them proper preparation for such pursuits–regardless of socioeconomic background or previous educational barriers.
By partnering with CBU, Robinson has created this opportunity for students to succeed in the university classroom and give them not only the aspiration but a confidence to attend a college or university upon graduation, because they already know that they can do it.
Founded in 2004 with 140 ninth graders, City University School, a college preparatory high school with a liberal arts core, has grown by one grade level each year. A charter high school for students grades 9-12, City University School is built on a curricular foundation to better prepare its students for transition into post secondary education.
In addition to the partnership with City University School, CBU has numerous partnerships with other private, public and charter high schools to provide courses that award college credit to high school students upon successful completion. “Small classes, engaged faculty, and a faith-based culture that encourages students to grow academically and spiritually are the foundations of CBU’s approach to education,” states Tonna Bruce, Dean of Graduate & Professional Studies. She further notes, “CBU and the City University School are a good fit as they are both focused on preparing students to excel in their professional and public lives.”
To learn more about how your high school can become a partner with CBU, contact the Graduate & Professional Studies at (901) 321- 3291. ###