If given the choice, I would definitely recommend attending Cumberland International Early College High School because of its stellar education, its environment, and its gracious opportunity. Cumberland International offers a stellar education. As stated before, teachers at Cumberland International aim to conduct their classes with a difficulty level higher than a college class, which results in fast paced lessons, project-based learning, and intense class discussions. Through these three tactics, Cumberland International students are pushed completely out of their comfort zones and take a very active role in their own learning, receiving the best education possible. Group assignments are common and help establish skills such as teamwork and leadership, which will help the student long after they complete the class. Cumberland International also offers an amazing environment. It is a school with less than 200 students, all who must apply and be accepted based on their academic and extracurricular performances from middle school. Pair the competitiveness of being accepted to the school with the amount of rigor it requires to remain in the school, and an environment of discipline, hard work and academia is created. Every student at Cumberland International decided to be there, and are willing to perform at a level that will ensure they stay. A group of more studious, hardworking, and dedicated students will not be found. Lastly, Cumberland International offers a gracious opportunity. Students are able to receive to full years of college, all expense paid, and graduate with an associate degree along with their high school diploma. Aside from room and board, every benefit offered to a college student is afforded to a Cumberland International student for free. With the ever increasing financial burden going to college can cause, this opportunity is invaluable to say the least. A stellar education, an amazing environment, and the gracious opportunity to receive two free years of college make Cumberland International Early College High School an institution I would wholeheartedly recommend any dedicated student to attend.