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.
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.
On Wednesdays, our elementary students have energetic and engaging chapel experiences. It is CCA’s desire to see every child build a solid spiritual foundation through engaging speakers, interactive songs and games that support Bible lessons, relevant lessons from the Bible that help students learn more about God and His desire for a relationship with them, and a time of self-reflection and worship.
6th Grade Trip
In the spring, 6th graders ventures on an incredible camping experience to learn about nature and God’s creation right where you’d expect to find it: outside! Our students also take part in exciting chapel sessions, hear from great speakers, and engage in hands-on opportunities that are both safe and fun.
7th Grade Trip
In November, our 7th graders take an unforgettable walk of faith through The Bible! The BibleWalk is a life-size wax museum that features 100 scenes and over 325 wax figures. Each scene is complemented by individual wall murals and authentic costumes. It is God’s Word in wax, alive with God’s Holy Spirit.
8th Grade Trip
In the spring, 8th graders have the opportunity to travel to the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI. Our students will experience firsthand the sights, sounds, and sensations of America’s fascinating formation located on 250 acres of inspiration, resourcefulness, and ingenuity.
9th Grade Trip
CCA 9th graders take an extended field trip to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky in the spring. The Creation Museum shows why God’s infallible Word is the place to begin if we want to make sense of our world. In addition, our students experience Bible history by walking through the life-size Noah’s Ark. An overnight trip fee is required to help defray expenses.
10th Grade Trip
In the spring, 10th graders have the opportunity to travel to Washington DC. The trip is planned by our High School principal, who is a fount of historical knowledge and has extensive experience navigating through Washington DC. An overnight trip fee is required to help defray expenses.
Each September, the Junior 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 in the Senior year.
Senior Mission Trip
See the “Missions and Service” section below.
Senior Biology Field Trip
Senior Biology students experience the ecology of a dynamic coastal system through a school program offered by Chincoteague Bay Field Station. The Field Station is ideally located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, between the powerful Atlantic Ocean and ecologically important Chesapeake Bay.
Missions and Service
Senior Mission Trip
Cornerstone’s Senior Class Mission Team is designed to help our students live into their calling as followers of Jesus, mature and grow in faith together, and learn to see the image of God in every person. We strive to meet tangible needs in communities across the U.S. and around the world while building meaningful relationships with people of different backgrounds and cultures. We have served locally in 6 counties, ventured statewide to Florida and Tennessee, and globally built churches, clinics, and serviced child care centers in Nicaragua and Jamaica.
CCA sponsors a local chapter of the National Honor Society for Juniors and Seniors. Applications are given in September to every Junior and Senior. The application process allows the NHS Faculty Council to evaluate each student’s GPA, scholarship, leadership, service, and character for membership consideration.
Homecoming Spirit Week
Show your Patriot Pride! This week of October 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.
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.
The Junior/Senior Prom 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.
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.
CCA has a wide variety of co- and extra-curricular clubs including:
College and Career
This program allows qualifying juniors to spend a day exploring career options in the real world.
CCA offers our seniors an opportunity to explore career options in a week-long, hands-on environment. Qualifying students may spend a week during the 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.
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 the Academics and Arts page.
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 PTF has two segments – Elementary and Middle/Jr. High School.