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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Junior Mission Trip: Cornerstone Christian Academy will send students to Jamaica as part of our 10th Annual Mission Trip! While there, we will share the love of Christ in a variety of ways: we will update several childcare facilities, host some VBS-style community events, and also visit local churches and markets. We pray that God will bless and multiply our efforts in Jamaica, and bring many to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ!
- 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.
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
- 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”
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
The Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) at Cornerstone Christian Academy exists to help foster a sense of community at Cornerstone and support learning in a variety of practical ways. Comprised of both faculty and parents, PTF members volunteer to help with special events, activities, and to reach out to involve other families as well. The work of the PTF blesses students, families, teachers and staff. The Parent Teacher Fellowship has two segments - Elementary and Middle/Jr. High School.