Is Cornerstone accredited?
Yes! Cornerstone is accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). A self-perpetuating Board of Trustees representing a broad base of evangelical churches governs it. We have also received recognition from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) allowing us to be members of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).
Cornerstone Christian Academy Preschool is also accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and exempt from state licensing. We are committed to on-going monitoring to maintain compliance.
Does Cornerstone offer Before or After School Care?
Cornerstone does have an active before and after school care program. This care is billed monthly to those families who use it. Students may arrive as early as 7:15 AM and stay as late as 5:30 PM.
Does Cornerstone offer multiple child discounts?
Cornerstone does not offer such discounts, but does have an active Student Assistance Program. Assistance is given on a per-need basis and must be applied for each year. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.
Is there a dress code?
At Cornerstone, students are required to be neat, clean, and modest in their appearance. Jeans and shorts are acceptable, but a dressier appearance is preferred for both chapel and field trips.
What is CCA's vision for the future?
We relocated to a 52,000 square foot building on 78 acres on Bloomington's east side in the fall of 2003. A 28,000 square foot high school addition was added beginning in 2007 and includes additional classrooms, administrative offices and science labs. We continue to pray about future expansion.
What about discipline?
Cornerstone Christian Academy trains students to strive to live above reproach, showing respect for God, country, family, faculty, and fellow students. Teachers have a discipline plan for the classroom to create an environment where learning can take place.
Can parents be involved?
We encourage parents to be involved in the life of the school and provide ways to do so!
Does CCA have a Non-Discriminatory Policy?
Cornerstone Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and of either biological sex to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. In addition, the school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies and athletic/extracurricular activities. The Academy does, however, reserve the right to deny the admission or discontinue the enrollment of any individual whose pattern of conduct and/or personal lifestyle is not in harmony with the Statement of Faith, mission, philosophy, purpose, and policies of Cornerstone Christian Academy.
What about fundraising? Do students have to sell products to raise money for the school?
Cornerstone is not like other schools in that we have a strict no-fundraising policy. Our students will never be asked to sell anything! Instead, we rely on the generosity of God's people through voluntary gift donations to help meet each year's budget. In addition to the support of current parents, Cornerstone is blessed by the contributions of grandparents, staff, board members, friends of the school and local churches.