Cornerstone Academy offers a variety of extracurricular activities for students. We recognize the positive benefits of student involvement in both competitive and non-competitive clubs and teams that link academic learning with real-world, hands-on activities. Through participation in clubs and sports, students will build strong relationships and gain a deeper understanding of how to apply academic and spiritual knowledge to everyday life.
View the Athletics section for more information.
Chess Club +
The Chess Club meets once a week after school. Students learn the basics of the game and how to implement strategies. The club is available for students of all ages. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Cornerstone Honor's Choir +
The Cornerstone Honors Chorus is an auditioned chorus for students in 8th-12th grades. Students in Honors Chorus are encouraged to be true worshipers in spirit and truth; to worship the Lord with gladness and enter His courts with singing! They are trained to be skillful leaders for the praise and worship music in weekly chapels, serve as vocal-band for the musicals, host the annual Spring Showcase, participate and perform at community events, go on Spring Tour and this year will participate with Disney’s Candlelight Processional. Honors Chorus meets Thursdays: Praise Band Practice noon – 1 PM; Honors Chorus vocals 1 PM – 3 PM.
The Theater Program at Cornerstone Academy is best summarized by this quotation. "Our art is our gift to others and to God, not an edifice for our own glory." Our desire is to cultivate the talent in our students, give them ample opportunities to use it, and teach them how to express a biblical worldview through their art. The Theater Department will produce “Fiddler on the Roof” this year, performed by students in 6th – 12th grades. Please see the school calendar for performances dates and times. Technical Theater is also offered and those students assist with the productions.
Junior Classical League (Latin Club) +
New student-designed website coming soon.
Robotics Teams for 8th - 12th Grades
Cornerstone has had a Robotics Team since 2003. The Varsity Team has won honors in completions with Bot Ball, Technology Student Association (TSA), and internationally with Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE). Students must apply to be a part of the JV and varsity teams. They learn a great deal in the process and are well prepared for continued study in engineering at the post-secondary level. High school credit is awarded to students in 9th grade and above.
JV and Varsity Robotics Teams - Coach Jeff Knack
Safety Patrol +
Safety Patrol is available for students in both 5th & 6th grades. It is an excellent opportunity for students to grow in leadership skills. Patrols help to direct traffic at the drop-off and pick-up areas ensuring the safety of young students. The group travels to Washington, DC every other year on an educational field trip that is the culmination of their service on Safety Patrol. For more information please contact the school office (email@example.com).
Spelling Bee +
One exciting academic competition open to Cornerstone students is the Cornerstone Academy Spelling Bee. The school winner may advance to the next local level; and ultimately, there is the chance of competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
Cornerstone first began conducting the spelling bee in 2003-2004. Students in the fifth through eighth grade participate. In past years the school has purchased the official study guide, Spell It, for every interested student.
This year the Scripps National Spelling Bee made two changes. It began to offer the study guide free through www.myspellit.com; however, it required that all spelling bee participants attend a school enrolled with Scripps. Cornerstone Academy is officially enrolled with Scripps.
Academic excellence in the area of language arts is stressed throughout the year; however, January is the month in which we formally focus on the bee. Most years the spelling bee begins with a kick-off activity. Past activities have included a discussion panel, a video, and a guest speaker, Katie Olson who placed sixth in the 2004 national spelling bee after winning the local and regional competitions.
Following the kick-off, classroom bees are conducted. The winner from each classroom participates in the school-wide bee. Cornerstone uses the Scripps National Spelling Bee Suggested Rules for Local Spelling Bee.
Tech Crew +
Technical Theater is a valuable asset to the school in that they do all the behind-the-scenes work for the drama productions, assemblies, pep rallies, chapel services, and award ceremonies and are the ones that we rely upon to take care of lighting, sound and other equipment needs. Many extra hours are put in by these dedicated students who exhibit faithfulness, responsibility and leadership on a daily basis. Contact Mrs. Parfait for more information.
The Yearbook Staff at Cornerstone is comprised of students from 6th-12th grades. The staff produces an entirely student-designed, full-color book each year using Herff Jones's proprietary Software eDesign.
If you're interested in joining the yearbook staff, please contact the school office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Positions in layout design and photography are available based on an interview, past experience, and willingness to learn. You must also choose to have journalism as an elective.