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Cornerstone Christian Fellowship
14310 SE 12th St, Bellevue, WA 98007
Cornerstone Christian Fellowship was founded in the 1990's by a group of friends who sought a more contemporaryMore alternative to traditional worship services. The congregation, which meets at the Lake Hills Elementary School's gym on Sunday mornings, caters to the Asian-American community and has several ministry opportunities for both children and adults.
Bellevue School District
12111 NE 1st St, Bellevue, WA 98005

This year, the Bellevue School District will educate 17,700 students in kindergarten through 12th grade in Bellevue,More Medina and Clyde Hill. The school district has several notable programs, including the programs for its high school students. The high schools also have good athletic programs, with student athletes and teams regularly being recognized for their achievements in sport.

Most of the high schools have been featured in annual lists of top public high school published by Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report because of the number of students who participate in advanced, college-level courses. At many of the schools, the percentage of students who speak a language other than English at home is in the double digits. The district also has a k-12 Spanish immersion track, for English-speaking students who want to become fluent in Spanish and a middle-high school that focuses on global issues and high achievement, and one high school, Interlake High School, which offers an International Baccalaureate diploma.

However, the district is also in a state of transition with other programs. After the closure of Robinswood High School, an alternative school, the district is exploring developing new models for alternative education.

The district main offices are in the Educational Service Center, in the Eastridge Corporate Center business park, 12111 - NE 1st St. School board meetings are in the nearby Wilburton Instructional Service Center, 12241 Main St.

City University of Seattle
11900 NE 1st St, Bellevue, WA 98005
City University of Seattle offers several undergraduate and graduate programs in three separate schools. The School ofMore Management prepares students to begin careers in the competitive and evolving industry of business with management, accounting and marketing programs for undergrads as well as MBA and other programs for graduate students. City University's Albright School of Education offers education, early childhood and special education training programs, as well as graduate teaching degrees and alternate teaching certificate options. The Division of Arts and Sciences offers more general degrees such as psychology, communications and general studies and can be useful for students looking to move towards a more specific focus while still earning credits towards a major focus.
Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Founded in the 1860s and incorporated in 1953, Bellevue has grown from being merely a Seattle suburb to a city withMore its own distinct identity. Nearly 120,000 people live in Bellevue, which makes it the fifth largest city in the state. About 30 percent of the population is foreign-born and a third of residents speak a language other than English at home. It also boasts some of the most academically accomplished public schools, with many of its high schools recognized nationally for their level of achievement and college-readiness.

However, it is still a city in transition, with major changes that will change the face of Bellevue. Regional transportation authority Sound Transit is planning to bring light rail from Seattle to Bellevue, but the exact location of the route is under debate. The city also is working on a new park that would connect downtown to Meydenbauer Bay and a new road connection between downtown and the eastern parts of the city.

City governance:

The seven-member city council meets at City Hall 6 p.m. every first through fourth Monday of the month, except for August and December, which have fewer council meetings. The city has seven city council members.  The city council alternates between four-hour long extended study sessions and evenings with a study session and city business meeting. The meetings are televised on BellevueTV, which is available on the web or on cable channel 21. People may address the council but are asked to keep their statements under three minutes -- or five minutes if they are speaking for a group. The council limits the number of speakers allowed to the microphone to three on a particular side of any topic.

The City Manager works at the direction of the city council and handles the day-to-day business of running the city. The mayor is chosen among the council members.

City hall:

City hall is located at the corner of Northeast Fourth Street and 110th Avenue Northeast. Most departments are headquartered there, including departments with stations throughout the city, such as the police and fire departments. The parking structure under city hall is free for people who are conducting city business, such as paying a utility bill, applying for a business license or applying for a building permit. Parking validation is available at the Service First desk in the lobby area of the first floor.