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Literacy education is the foundation of our efforts in elementary school. It is essential that students engage in literacy practices that balance the analytical blending and segmenting of graphemes and phonemes with the imaginative exploration of words.

Our reading program begins with the use of the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment to determine both the instructional and independent reading levels of each student. Reading programs that offer a one-size-fits-all approach often miss the majority of students. Using this information, we would be missing a good majority of our students if we used a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, we place our students into guided reading groups based on their academic needs.

In primary grades (K-2), students receive direct instruction in vocabulary, phonics, phonemic awareness, sight words and writing. Teachers are modeling prosodic reading during interactive read aloud. Students also have the opportunity each day to read books that they select for themselves during independent reading and to read books on their instructional reading level during guided reading groups. Students fluency and automaticity is regularly monitored. Writing is also an important part of literacy instruction at this age because of the reciprocity to reading. Students write in response to reading, creatively and all of our students write weekly letters home to document their learning for that week in a friendly letter format to their families and then families respond back with a letter that is read by students on Monday morning. Not only is it great writing practice, it is a keepsake for students to document their year in their own writing and to see the progress from beginning to end of the year.

In intermediate grades (3-5), students engage in multiple novel studies during the school year. Each novel study incorporates projects and experiential learning opportunities. Vocabulary study continues and expands at this age. As students transition out of phonics instruction, they begin their study of Latin. Writing becomes more technical and developed; however, letters home continue to document the year’s learning.
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At Cornerstone Christian Academy, we offer a state-certified kindergarten readiness program with enriching activities such as music, art, and hands-on learning. Every lesson will be taught in the light of the Scriptures and the love of Jesus. All of our teachers are certified and highly qualified professionals. They were chosen because of their level of education, effectiveness in the classroom, and committed faith in Jesus.

We offer flexible scheduling to accommodate your needs:

Weekly Schedule Options:
5 days a week - Monday through Friday - Full Day (8AM-3PM, Wednesdays 9AM-3PM)
3 days a week (Monday 8AM-3PM, Wednesday 9AM-3PM, Friday 8AM-3PM) - Full Day


The CCA STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)  Lab is a fully integrated learning environment where the furniture, technology, and lessons work together to support hands-on and minds-on learning. STEAM is something everyone can learn and benefit from. It is an approach that presents lessons in an interdisciplinary way.

The lab offers activities that encourage and promote the 4 c's: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.

We have also introduced Generation Genius. Generation Genius is a K-8 teaching resource that brings science standards to life through educational videos and includes lesson plans, activities, quizzes, and reading materials.

In the STEAM lab teachers have several lesson plans that are STEAM based that include storybooks (literacy), interpersonal skills, and biblical integration. Teachers use the STEAM lab as a supplementary resource for their lessons and also as a great reward day.

We are excited about this new space for our students and teachers to explore, create, and have fun while learning.