In keeping with our mission to equip students with Skills for Life and Faith for Eternity, CCA provides an academically challenging curriculum that focuses on developing the whole child. Our students participate in an academically rigorous and varied curriculum designed to facilitate higher-level learning.
Cornerstone Christian Academy students explore history through interwoven lessons in geography, history, government, and culture. Fifth-grade students will be introduced to our nation’s history and leaders from colonization through the 20th century. Sixth-grade students will be immersed in history and social studies as they learn about governments, economies, and cultures around the world. In seventh grade, students focus on Texas state history—giving way to U.S. history in eighth grade. U.S. History studies will take students on the journey from colonization to expansion, through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
The Five E’s of learning: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate underpin the Cornerstone Christian Academy science and STEM program. In addition to foundational science skills, CCA Middle School STEM courses engage students in activities that excite and build knowledge and skills in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. Courses also empower students to develop essential skills such as problem-solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and perseverance. Each year, CCA students will be immersed in one of the following topics:
• Medical Detectives (Forensic Science)
• App Creation (Computer Science & Data)
• Design and Modeling (Engineering)
Cornerstone Christian Academy’s Middle School STEM classes have been granted high school credit status. Students receive .5 high school elective credits for each year of STEM they complete through our partnership with Project Lead the Way.
Over the course of their Middle School career at CCA, students have the potential to earn 1.5 high school elective credits.
Cultivating polished writers, insightful readers, and independent thinkers are at the heart of CCA’s English Language Arts program. Emphasis is placed on raising fluent readers and dynamic storytellers through an early emphasis on comprehension, vocabulary, and writing. The Abydos Learning Program develops students into authors; utilizing process-based writing, self- and peer-editing that produces exceptional works and a critical foundation for future success.
Bible is a core subject in Cornerstone Christian Academy’s Middle School. Focused on building moral fortitude, this class aims to help students filter what is truth in a world filled with increasing noise and distraction. Lessons each year focus on how to reflect Christ and incorporate faith into daily life and decisions. Classes incorporate bible knowledge, book study, discussion and project-based learning that pull from different strengths and areas of personal interest. Students share openly about challenges and are equipped with tools to further their faith and relationships.