Campus Life


 At Cornerstone, our mission is to train our young people to view every part of life from a Biblical perspective. God gives each of us different gifts, talents, and abilities - part of discipleship training is learning how to use these gifts for Christ. Cornerstone is a community based on the Lordship of Christ where our students, families, and teachers learn and grow together. 


 Cornerstone’s vibrant campus life offers students at all grade levels opportunities to develop their God-given abilities in a variety of contexts. 


Elementary School




  • Authors' Day: Elementary students spend this day learning about famous authors. Our elementary teachers take on the identity of well-known authors and plan special activities to help students develop an appreciation for literature.
  • Grandparents' Day: On this day in late October the students welcome their grandparents into their classrooms with special activities and games. The morning begins with breakfast and ends with a special performance by the elementary school students.
  • International Day: On this day students learn about other cultures by traveling from room to room to “visit” different countries. They also have the opportunity to extend their learning by dressing in traditional national styles.
  • Activity Day: At the end of the school year the elementary school students travel off-campus for a day of games, swimming, friendly competition, and fun to celebrate the end of a productive year.




Class Trips




  • Senior Retreat: Each September, the Senior class plans and participates in a retreat at Stony Glen Camp in Madison, OH to enhance spiritual growth and promote class unity and leadership. This two day retreat gives our seniors a strong start socially and spiritually to the Senior year.
  • Junior Mission Trip: See “Missions and Service”
  • 8th Grade Trip: In the Spring, 8th-graders have the opportunity to travel to Washington DC as the capstone of their Middle School social studies coursework. The trip is planned by the 8th grade US History teacher, and an overnight trip fee is required to help defray expenses.
  • 9th Grade Trip: CCA 9th graders take an extended field trip to the Creation Museum and Mammoth Caves in Kentucky in March. The trip is led by the 9th grade History teacher, and an overnight trip fee is required to help defray expenses.




Social Events




  • Homecoming Spirit Week: Show your Patriot Pride! This week of September brings the whole school together with dress-up days, team competitions, and pep rallies, ending with the Homecoming soccer game on Friday night and the Homecoming Banquet on Saturday.
  • Homecoming Banquet:The Homecoming Banquet is a semi-formal dinner event, marking the close of Homecoming Week, for students in grades 9 through 12. The evening culminates with a special activity.
  • Junior Senior Banquet: The Junior-Senior Banquet is a formal dinner event sponsored by the Junior class to honor the Senior class. The juniors create a memorable evening with a theme, a formal dinner, and awards for the evening. The banquet is held in the Spring each year.
  • Recess Day: A day is set aside in May for Middle and High school students to enjoy fun physical activities with their classmates at an area park. Teachers are present to supervise and participate in games, food and fellowship.
  • Cedar Point: The Middle and High school student body travels to Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH, on the final day of the school year.
  • Talent Show: This event is a showcase of the wide variety of talents in our CCA student population. Students of all grades are welcome to try-out to participate.




Missions and Service




  • Nicaragua Mission Trip: At Cornerstone Christian Academy, our passion is to train leaders who will impact society for the glory of God. CCA students learn servant leadership by serving in their community, as well as their world. CCA’s Junior Class has a unique opportunity to serve the world each year at the CICRIN Orphanage and San Jose Schools on the island of Ometepe, Nicaragua. Our teams normally travel over Spring Break. While on the island, their mission is two-fold; to improve CICRIN’S facilities in whatever way possible, and also engage the local community by improving area schools, running Vacation Bible Schools, and operating sports camps for the children of Ometepe. CCA has been invited to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with two local public schools and expose over 700 children to the message of salvation!
  • NHS: CCA sponsors a local chapter of the National Honor Society for Juniors and Seniors. Applications are given in September to every Junior and Senior who qualifies based on GPA. The application process allows the NHS Faculty Council to evaluate each student’s scholarship, leadership, service, and character for consideration for membership.




Clubs


 CCA has a wide variety of co- and extra-curricular clubs including: 

  • Cooking Club
  • Retro Gaming Club
  • Lego Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Cookie Bookie Club
  • Grade-level Bible Studies
  • Art Club
  • Impact-Literary Magazine
  • Craft Club
  • Instrumental Jam Club
  • Girls Coloring Club
  • Rube Goldberg Team
  • Robotics Team

College and Career




  • Senior Project: CCA offers our seniors an opportunity to explore career options in a week-long, hands-on environment. Qualifying students may spend a week during Spring semester in an approved work environment and will document their experience in a final display. Information packets are given to each Senior at the beginning of the Senior year. The program is overseen by the Senior Class Advisor under the supervision of the Principal.
  • Junior Shadowing: This program allows qualifying juniors to spend a day exploring career options in the real world. 
  • College Boost Night: Parents and high school students are strongly encouraged to attend this evening of intensive college information. Our College Guidance Counselor and other members of our team present important information about the college process from ACT/SAT testing, to the application process, to offering financial aid expertise. CCA also welcomes admissions counselors from many area colleges during this evening.
  • College Credit Plus: See “Academics”




Student Government


Each Cornerstone class is led by a group of elected officers, who serve as student-leaders for their class. Class officers plan school events, parties, service opportunities, and social events throughout the year. Students develop their God-given leadership skills through leading class meetings, devotions, and projects. Our Executive Student Council leads the student body as a whole through planning school-wide events like Homecoming, Spiritual Emphasis Week, and Bible Conference.


Parent Teacher Fellowship


 Cornerstone’s Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) supports our learning community in a variety of practical ways. Comprised of both faculty members and parents, the PTF encourages parents and guardians to use their gifts and talents for service to the CCA community, including teachers, staff, students and other families.
 
 For more information, please contact: Bernadette Bileci or Janet Blackstone