Academics


Early Childhood

CCA’s Early Childhood Program teaches K4 and K5 students the firm foundation of Jesus Christ. Through a variety of learning experiences, students expand their horizons and learn Biblical precepts. Young students engage in developmentally-appropriate academics, play time, special classes, and chapel services. CCA’s Early Childhood Program is a full, fun introduction to school.

Elementary School

Principal Janet Blackstone (click name to email)

Cornerstone’s Elementary School teachers build the love of Christ into young students’ hearts. Through strong academics and engaged instruction, CCA equips young students with a solid Biblical foundation. Every discipline is approached from a Biblical perspective, and frequent field trips support classroom learning. Students engage in a wide variety of Special classes, such as Art, Music, Computer Science and Physical Education.

Middle School--Grades 5 & 6

Principal Bernadette Bileci (click name to email)

The Middle School Program at Cornerstone encourages students to mature in independent thought and personal responsibility. Students engage a full spectrum of disciplines, each approached through a Biblical perspective. CCA’s Middle School instructors put special emphasis on the development of critical thinking skills, and the development of analytical dexterity. A wide array of classes give students a broad platform for high school success, all based on the foundation of Biblical Truth.

Junior High School--Grades 7 & 8

Principal Bernadette Bileci (click name to email)

The Junior High School  program at Cornerstone encourages students to mature in independent thought and personal responsibility. Students engage a full spectrum of disciplines, each approached through a Biblical perspective. CCA’s Junior High instructors put special emphasis on the development of critical thinking skills, and the development of analytical dexterity. A wide variety of classes give students a broad platform for high school success, all based on the foundation of Biblical Truth.

High School

Principal Sandi Ortiz  (click name to email)

CCA’s High School instructors equip students to move forward toward college and careers with their faith as a framework for success. CCA’s high school curriculum far surpasses the State of Ohio requirements for graduation, and provides students to navigate a complex world with Biblical truth. CCA graduates are regularly accepted into top-tier universities, and well-prepared for college coursework. A wide array of co-curricular activities round out the academic experience, while providing leadership opportunities for students.


Academic Support

Tutoring Services

Students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) from their home school district may access tutoring services through the use of the State of Ohio’s Jon Peterson Scholarship Program. Working in conjunction with this program, qualifying students receive professional tutoring.

College Counseling

The College Counseling Program provides personal counseling to students and their parents, helping them navigate college selection and the application process. Both Juniors and Seniors are required to attend a mandatory meeting with the Director of Student Counseling to discuss college planning. Parents are also strongly encouraged to attend college counseling sessions. The counselor helps students understand the college application process, maximize scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and consider college majors and career paths. Presently the Principal, Director of Student Counseling, and Junior and Senior Class Advisors share academic guidance responsibilities at CCA. Numerous resources for college and financial aid searches are also available through the College Counseling Lending Library.

Director of Student Counseling:  Crystal Kershaw  (click name to email)

College Credit Plus (CCP)

Cornerstone Christian Academy offers qualifying juniors and seniors College Credit Plus (CPP) coursework through Ohio Christian University.   OCU coursework aligns with CCA’s Biblical worldview in content and curriculum. CCP students have the opportunity to complete selected dual-credit courses on the CCA campus, using Chromebook technology. CCP credit meets CCA graduation requirements, and also represents transferable college credit. CCA does not grant direct dual-credit for coursework taken outside of the CCA-CCP program. Students who present transcripts for college coursework taken at other institutions may be given elective credit at the discretion of the Administration.

CCP Facilitator:  Kate Baxter  (click name to email)

Chromebook Technology

In order to provide students with a technologically-relevant educational experience, CCA provides Chromebooks to its student body. Each student has access to a Chromebook during the academic day; high school students may also take their Chromebook units home. CCA’s Technology Team has put many Chromebook safeguards in place to protect students. The goal is to ensure the highest level of security, so technology enhances the learning experience. Obviously, there are many social media websites that contain inappropriate content–these sites have been filtered out, and the current system aligns with CCA’s Christian mission.  Chromebooks have been equipped to use many apps that will enhance learning. However, students are not able to add apps unless they have been approved by CCA’s Faculty or Administration.

 Technology Support: Tim O’Keefe.