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Academics

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Educational Philosophy

We believe an exceptional Christian education employs a variety of research-informed methods with a Biblical worldview to facilitate the personal and academic development of each child while deeply rooting them in their faith and moral values.

Through interdisciplinary instruction, application of Biblical principles and collaboration with families and spiritual leaders, we equip young believers to stand firm in their faith and be successful in any arena they pursue.

Our program offers a comprehensive academic curriculum to instruct the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, History, Visual Art, and Performing Arts as well as various electives, including Art, Technology, Drama, Music, and Physical Education. The experienced faculty at Cornerstone Academy desire to help each student to believe they are capable of learning and reaching their full potential. 
 

We believe that learning should be dynamic, fun, and engaging.  Our teachers instruct using multi-sensory lessons that meet the needs of every student.

At Cornerstone Academy, learning extends beyond the classroom.  Students participate in monthly field trips that support our academic instruction, while also building a close-knit community.

Special Education Program

Cornerstone Academy welcomes students of all learning styles and abilities, including those with learning differences.  Our Special Education Program has a long-standing history of serving students with learning differences with excellence.  With a 5:1 student to teacher ratio, our experienced staff  intruct small classes that allow students with learning differences to thrive, as they receive the focused attention they need.  Cornerstone Academy’s Special Education Program is equipped to provide instruction for children who have special needs including:
 

  • Dyslexia

  • Socialization Issues

  • Academic Skills Disorders

  • Recovery Credits

  • Attention Disorders

  • School Phobias

  • Processing Deficits

  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders

  • Language Disorders

  • Home Hospital Instruction

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • HSA Course Credits

We offer a reading and writing workshop class to support our struggling readers using the Orton-Gillingham approach.  The Orton-Gillingham methodology combines direct instruction and multi-sensory teaching strategies with systematic, sequential lessons focused on phonics.  Concepts are taught in ways that engage visual, auditory, and kinesthetic pathways.  Each concept is taught in sequential, small parts that build upon one another, beginning from basic primary concepts to more advanced phonetic patterns.

Children Reading the Holy Bible

Biblically Integrated Learning

Daily Devotions

Middle and High School students meet in Homeroom classes each morning for a time of devotion.  Students have a time to read from the Bible, discuss its practical application to their daily lives, and share in a time of prayer each morning before starting their day.

Weekly Chapel

As an entire school community, we gather together once a week for a time of collective worship, prayer, and exploration of God’s Word.  Together, we sing songs, participate in Chapel talks, and pray for the needs within our community.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students to also participate in utilizing their own God-given talents, where they are invited to help lead in scripture reading, running media, and utilizing their musical abilities to worship the Lord.

Biblical Integration

We instruct each class with a biblical worldview in mind.  Biblical principles are woven throughout every subject, and students are taught to both see and practically apply the truth of God’s Word to their everyday lives.

STAFF DIRECTORY

Danielle Ngalibika

Principal

Orton Gillingham Teacher

Kimberly Kirk

Business Manager

Science Teacher

Math Teacher

Jessica Helfer

Nurse

Health Teacher

Kelly Griffin

Social Studies Teacher

Migdalia Goba

English Teacher

Orton Gillingham Teacher

Janet Horst

Piano Instructor

Vocal Instructor

Martin Libby

Drama Teacher

Mary Ann Sterling

Math Teacher

Orton Gillingham Teacher

Health Teacher

Anna Will

P.E. Teacher

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