COVID-19 Updates

BECOME A COUGAR

With the current world-wide COVID-19 crisis, so much is not sure right now. But what is sure is Cornerstone Christian Academy's commitment to educating the leaders of tomorrow. As we move forward with our mission of preparing students for a changing world, we are currently accepting applications for Fall 2020. 

If you are ready to learn more and experience a day in the life of a Cougar, we invite you to tour our campus.  Please contact me, Natalie Lange, Director of Admissions. I look forward to having a conversation with you about CCA and the admissions process for 2020-2021.

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Step-by-Step Admissions Process

Our school is purposefully designed to support the critical learning that occurs in the Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade years, as students build their foundation of academic skill, self-confidence, and moral character. Our objective at CCA is to create an atmosphere that promotes a love of learning and educates children to be well-rounded, socially responsible leaders in their community and the world. Solid academics are key to any successful private school. What sets Cornerstone Christian Academy apart is our solid academics combined with the Biblical principles upon which our mission, Skills for Life and Faith for Eternity, is founded.

Ready to take the next step? The application process is simple, and our team is ready to support you every step of the way. 

  • STEP ONE: FILL OUT THE ONLINE APPLICATION

    Cornerstone Christian Academy encourages families to begin the application process. The application must be completed and supplemental application forms downloaded, completed, and emailed (nlange@cornerstonecca.org) to be accepted. A non-refundable fee of $250 for elementary/ middle school and a non-refundable fee of $150 for preschool must be submitted with each application.

    Cornerstone Christian Academy Application

  • STEP TWO: SUBMIT REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

    The following items will be collected during the application process:

    • Copy of student’s birth certificate
    • Current immunization record
    • Health Statement (Preschool only)
    • Most recent report card and final report cards for the past three years
    • Copies of past standardized tests
    • Required forms and assessments:
    1. Grades first through fifth – recommendation form
    2. Grades sixth through eighth – Math and English recommendation form
    3. A Preschool Observation/Playtime will be scheduled once an application is submitted
    4. Grades Kindergarten through Eighth grade – Testing will be scheduled after the admissions office receives all paperwork.

    Please note that admission decisions are based upon what the admission committee deems best for Cornerstone Christian Academy. Notification of its decision will be emailed in March. A parent or legal guardian of students who are offered enrollment must complete all additional paperwork, fees, and sign a financial contract to guarantee his or her spot in the program.

    Cornerstone does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, or national origin in the administration of its politics, admission, or other school-directed programs.

  • STEP THREE: VISIT AND INTERVIEW

    Once all paperwork has been received, applicants will be invited to visit the campus and take part in an interview. We also offer shadow days for students who are interested in experiencing what CCA is like on a day-to-day basis. 

 

Tuition

  Grades 2020-2021 Tuition

Two-Day Program (PK2/3 only) 

$4,300

Three-Day Program (PK2/3 only) 

$6,950

Five-Day Program (PK2 - PK4) 

$10,950

Kindergarten | Pre-First

$12,250

 

 

First – Third Grade

Fourth Grade       

$13,350

$13,500

 

 

 

Fifth – Eighth Grade

 

 

 

$14,350

 

Fees

  • New Student Application and Testing Fee
    Early Childhood Education (PK2-PK4) $150
    Kindergarten through Middle School $250
  • Testing and Shadow Days
    Kindergarten – Fourth (will be scheduled for the Spring)
    Fifth – Eighth        (will be scheduled for the Spring)
  • New Student Enrollment Fee
    Early Childhood Education | Primary, Lower and Middle School  $600
  • Athletics
    Cost Charged Per Sport  

Tuition & Payment Options

Tuition for the 2020 – 2021 school year must be paid by one of the three payment options. All payments will be made through FACTS Tuition Management System and are subject to the Withdrawal Policy.

All tuition and fees are nonrefundable | Childcare is a separate program, contract, and billing | Sibling discount of 5% tuition on the younger sibling

  • Payment in Full

    Full payment is due on June 1, 2020.

  • Two Equal Payments

    Half of the annual tuition is due on June 1, 2020, and the other half is due on November 1, 2020.  There is a 1.5% financing fee billed with this option.

  • Installment Option

    Tuition is paid over a 10-month installment period (June 1, 2020 - March 1, 2021) for Elementary/Middle School, or (August 1, 2020 - May 1, 2021) for Preschool, or (June 1, 2020 - May 1, 2021) for families with both preschool and elementary children. A 3% financing fee will be billed along with tuition for this plan. The signatories to this contract must supply their social security numbers if they elect the installment draft option.

  • Financial Aid

    Financial Aid Information 2020 – 2021

    We are not accepting financial aid applications at this time.  Please contact the Business Office for more information.  karmstrong@cornerstonecca.org

    CCA uses FACTS Grant and Aid (A Nelnet company) to process applications for financial aid. Completed applications are due to FACTS on or before March 1, 2020.  Applications submitted after this date are subject to the availability of funds after initial awards are processed.

    Financial aid applications are only considered for families who have applied and been accepted into Cornerstone Christian Academy.  Aid is not available for preschool students. The maximum tuition assistance that can be awarded is 50% of annual tuition.  Your application cannot be considered by CCA until your supporting financial information is verified by FACTS. It is your responsibility to make sure FACTS receives and verifies all of your information on or before March 1, 2020. Once all information has been received by FACTS, please allow several weeks for your application to be verified.

    NOTE: Award decisions are not made by FACTS, but by Cornerstone Christian Academy. No information regarding awards will be released to parent applicants by FACTS.  If you have any questions, please contact Kristi Armstrong in the Business Office.

Continuous Enrollment

  • What is Re-Enrollment?

    Re-Enrollment is an annual data collection process that schools use to update enrollment records of the current student body. This information is used as the school makes plans for the following school year. Basically, the simple question is: “Are you coming back to school next year?” For our leadership team at Cornerstone Christian Academy, we need to know how many students we will have on the first day of school.

  • So after this year, what will the Re-Enrollment Season look like?

    Once all of our families are on the CCA Continuous Enrollment Program, the typical re-enrollment season (February 1-28) will simply be a communication reminder from the Admissions Office informing the families that might be thinking about leaving our school to notify us prior to the end of February.

  • What is the penalty if I break this contract?

    CCA families that are re-enrolled, but break the contract by disenrolling after February 28th, will be contractually obligated to pay a tuition penalty dependent on the date of disenrollment. Enrollment fees are non-refundable.

  • What will the Continuous Enrollment Contract look like?

    I hereby opt into continuous enrollment. This means that my CCA students will keep coming back to CCA every year unless I tell the school otherwise.

    I understand that I have until the end of February every year to notify the Cornerstone Christian Academy Admissions Office of any changes in my plans of enrollment for my child/ren.

    If I breach this contract by disenrolling my child/ren after February 28th, I understand that I will be contractually obligated to pay a penalty. If I disenroll my child/ren, I understand that the re-enrollment fee is non-refundable.

    Unique Circumstances: Cornerstone Christian Academy recognizes that family plans change. For any unique circumstances (such as the following), families disenrolling after the announced deadline will be exempt from the  tuition penalty:

    Moving/Relocation 50+ miles away from Cornerstone Christian Academy.

    Educational needs for the student that can no longer be met at Cornerstone Christian Academy as determined by the Head of School.

  • Will I pay a re-enrollment fee?

    In the past, there has been a $600 re-enrollment fee per student. This year, the re-enrollment fee will be cut in half and will be a $250 re-enrollment fee per student. 

  • I’m planning on keeping my kids at CCA until high school. But what about unique circumstances?

    We’ve built flexibility into this contract. So, for major life changes/unique circumstances like moving 50+ miles away from our school, or if CCA can no longer meet your child’s educational needs, if we ask your family to leave, or if there is some unforeseen circumstance that our Head of School approves, there will be no financial penalty.

  • When will this take place?

    Continuous Enrollment will start in February 2018. Contracts are due by the end of February 2018. We look forward to serving CCA families in this way and making the process even more convenient!

  • What do I get out of this?

    Simplicity.

    Guaranteed placement. With increasing enrollment, we are either at or near wait lists in many of our grades. Placement in next year’s class is an increasingly sought after spot. By opting into continuous enrollment, you’ll be locking down that coveted seat for your child until graduation.

  • This sounds great! How do I sign up?

    The CCA Admissions Office will send you a personalized E-mail with easy step-by-step instructions through the process. You’ll have until February 28th to complete it.