mastery-based education

Cornerstone Christian Academy offers a method of learning that has been lost for 150 years! However, it is not a relic or an antique. It is effective!

Traditional Education

Current traditional education offers generally a cattle ranch model: Every meal is the same, at the same time, and the same quantity and quality: Open wide, moo, and keep up with the herd. If you won't, can't keep up, or need to go faster, there are not many options.

America gives us so many choices. We sometimes get lost in those choices to a point where our selfishness overwhelms our sense of what is right.

"Train up a child in the way he should go..." Proverbs 22:6

 

proven self-paced education

Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) is an alternative to a conventional classroom education. CCA uses an individualized, self-instructional, biblically-based curriculum published by Accelerated Christian Education (ACE). Under the direct supervision of credentialed teachers and staff, the students are prescribed work at their own level where they can learn to achieve and feel successful. The program is designed to help students build skill upon skill as they are mastered before advancing. Through the individualized instruction, Godly character training, development of critical thinking skills, and the socialization with other believers, students emerge with outstanding academic performance and a greater, richer concept of God and how He wants them to live.

 

History:

The seed thought and vision for the Cornerstone was planted in Stacey Pascoe by God and watered by her, starting formally in January, 2004. As she pursued interest in starting an A. C. E. school, she found an incredible amount of interest from the congregation at Calvary Baptist Church, including credentialed teachers Linda Schroeder and Mark Loomis. As the vision multiplied per God's design after the prayers and input of many families, Stacey brought in the regional coordinator from Accelerated Christian Education to outline the program and answer questions. The board of directors was formed in early June, 2004, and we pursued, after many, many more prayers, a physical plant for our school. Calvary Baptist was not available, so Woodland United Fellowship was approached to use their Sunday School Building. Because of God's grace and Woodland United Fellowship's generosity, we opened the doors to our first year on September 15th, 2004. We moved to Woodland Assembly of God during Christmas break of 2006 by God's grace and the generosity of His local church(WAG). We currently have students from seven different congregations in Woodland, Davis, and Dixon.

 

Vision

Our goal is to educate our students in an atmosphere which promotes learning of a spiritual,
moral, and academic nature.

 

Mission Statement

Cornerstone Christian Academy's mission is to use Biblical principles to provide an environment of academic excellence; to develop student character that is respectful, disciplined, and motivated; and to train students to represent our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in all walks of life.

 

paced Learning: diagnosing beginning performance level

Cornerstone Christian Academy works with students on an individualized basis. The entire curriculum is set up so that a student works on the academic level that meets their present ability. We give a diagnostic test to determine this level. If they have learning gaps, these will be filled in. Those who excel in their work may advance at a faster rate. A slow learner may progress at a rate which enables them to absorb the material at an appropriate rate for him/her.

 

What We Believe

1. The Divine inspiration of the Bible, equally in all parts and without error in its origin. (II Timothy 3:16-17)

2. The one God, eternally existent Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Who created by immediate act: (Genesis, chapter 1; I John 1:1-3 and Colossians 1:16-17).

3. The pre-existence, incarnation, virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, ascension to Heaven, and the second coming of Jesus Christ.

4. The fall of man; the need for regeneration by the operation of the Holy Spirit through personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior on the basis of grace alone, and the resurrection of all to life or damnation.

5. The spiritual relationship of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, living a life of righteous works, separated from the world, witnessing of His saving grace through the ministry of the Holy Spirit.