Students don’t enter Cornerstone Christian Academy – families do!
From the admissions process to graduation, we’re committed to your family’s academic, spiritual and developmental success. We’re not only thinking of this year but also how we can support your student and family for success beyond CCA.
This is why we take our admissions policy so seriously. As we begin our potential partnership with your family, we want to be thorough, clear and honest with you about our culture, academics and expectations so that we avoid failing to meet each other’s expectations with regard to our partnership.
At Cornerstone Christian Academy, we recognize that parents of this generation’s children are faced with unprecedented choices and challenges surrounding what the best options are for academic, spiritual and emotional growth. Because of the lifelong nature that these decisions can have, we take our role in helping you make them very seriously.
This is reflected in our thorough admissions process in which we discuss your goals for your student’s future, explain how Christian education is delivered through our Mission, and work with you to explore whether Cornerstone Christian Academy is a good fit for your family.
The application process at CCA begins with the prospective family’s review of our Student-Parent Handbook. If, after careful review, the family would like to proceed with the process, a signed Handbook Agreement should be submitted to the Admissions Office along with all required application materials. Upon receipt of these documents, we will schedule a Shadow Day for students entering Kindergarten through Grade 12, on which your student will attend CCA along with their peers. Students entering Pre-K, along with their parents, will be invited to participate in a Pre-K Screening and Experience Day in late spring. Shadow Days are a wonderful opportunity for a prospective student to get a glimpse into daily life at CCA and to experience academics from an intentional and decidedly Christian standpoint. They are typically scheduled on Wednesdays so that the student has an opportunity to attend a Chapel service. During the Shadow Day, we also administer some diagnostic testing as one way to measure where your student’s academic strengths and challenges are. As a private school, we recognize and communicate with prospective parents what our limitations are in supporting the needs of some students and strive to ensure that your student can be successful with the academics and community expectations at CCA. We will also schedule a Family Interview with the Head of School and, in some cases, our teaching staff, all of whom collaborate with the Admissions Team to determine which students are admitted to CCA.
Our Admissions Team also meets with parents to discuss the financial partnership to ensure that tuition payments do not create an unbearable burden on the family which, down the road, may lead to the student not being able to finish their education at CCA.
Once all required admissions materials have been received, your student has completed his/her Shadow Day and all interviews have been conducted, our Admissions Team meets to review your student’s file and make an admissions decision. You will be notified of the decision in writing. Upon acceptance, the Enrollment Deposit will be due.
Although you will find lots of information to explore on our website, our team is prepared to help answer any questions you might have about your future at CCA. Please reach out to us using the contact form on this page if you have any questions in exploring whether to Come Grow With Us at CCA.
Statement of Non-Discrimination – Cornerstone Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Academy. Cornerstone does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, financial aid programs, athletics, or other school administrated programs.