Upper School / Grades 9-12
4961 Brownsville Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127 / 678-426-1600 ext. 3
Upper school classes average between 5–20 students per class. Seventy percent of full-time faculty currently have or are pursuing a master's degree.
High school classes begin at 8:30 am each morning. Dismissal is at 3:30 pm. Students may arrive as early as 7:15 am. R/B block schedule classes mirror college experience.
Accreditation & Diplomas
Cumberland is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International. Accreditation qualifies our graduates to receive the Hope Scholarship and assures parents that the school meets state standards for education. Cumberland offers a college prep or general diploma. A student may be recognized as a Highest Honors or Honors graduate.
Students may choose from online electives and online AP courses. See Student Handbook for policies. Additional fees may apply. Junior and Senior level students may jointly enroll with a local college and take college courses directly at Cumberland; these classes receive a weighted GPA credit equivalent to an AP class.
We take a hands on approach to college and career planning, actively working with each student and their parents to select and apply to a wide range of universities. Our goal is 100% college acceptance. Every student has the option of applying to colleges, though technical training and military acceptance may be pursued as well. Our counseling team supports the student's transition out of high school into their college experience.
Cumberland offers SAT prep classes to high school students.
High School Credit
Eighth grade students may take Algebra 1 and Spanish 1 for high school credit.
Enrichment offerings include: Student Government, Fine Arts, Christian Worship, Yearbook, Visual Arts, International Club, and Weight Training. Students may also qualify for Beta Club, a nationally recognized academic and service honor society. In addition, students are given the opportunity to serve others as part of our Christian Mission. 1 Peter 4:10 "Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms."
Students participate in a wide variety of activities including field trips, retreats, and international and US mission trips.
Cumberland administers the PLAN test to grades 9 through 11. We offer these tests for the purpose of preparing students for the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and ACT (American College Test).
Cumberland accepts F1 students at the upper school level.
Students wear Cumberland logo shirts with khaki or navy pants or walking shorts from Monday through Thursday. Jeans days (typically Fridays) may be allowed according to the administration's discretion as long as guidelines of modesty are followed. More specific information regarding dress code can be found in the Student Handbook.
Lunches are available for an additional fee. Students may also bring sack lunches from home. The school day includes a 20 minute break after 1st period. During this time the Nibble Nook is open for purchases of snacks and drinks.
Cumberland is approved through the Georgia Department of Driver Services to allow students to take the Alcohol & Drug Awareness Program (a requirement for obtaining a GA drivers license) electronically (online). Students must contact Jan Cooper if interested. This course is offered to Cumberland students for no additional fee. Certificate of Attendance is available at the Upper School front office. Follow this link for the ADAP course.
Educational Options - Educating Every Student Every Day, in Every Way
Traditional in classroom 5 days a week - limited to 15 students per class at this time.
Virtual 5 days a week
Prom and Graduation Photos
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"I love this school because the education is centered around Christ. You get to know all the teachers and all the students and you become great friends. We have a close knit community here at Cumberland."
"It felt really good to get accepted to college before Christmas my senior year. Cumberland helped me alot with the application process."