The Lord’s mission for Cornerstone involves developing all students to their fullest potential for the Kingdom of God. For this reason, CCA’s strong academic program and critical thinking development, while challenging, gives students the tools they need to be successful in whatever road lies ahead.
However, CCA understands that every student is created uniquely by God, from the gifts they have been given to the way they think (what we call neurodiversity). The way some students learn, i.e. those who have learning differences, may cause them to struggle in their academic efforts.
Central to our educational philosophy is the practice of differentiated learning; however, some student’s needs extend beyond the normal scope of differentiation offered in the standard classroom.
With this in mind, CCA has developed special programs to assist in student learning. If you have a student who struggles with learning, take a look at some of the programs we offer to give these learners the tools they need to succeed in their academic efforts.
Academic discipleship is more than just sending a student through an academic process. It requires honing thinking skills with a sensitivity toward a Biblical worldview. It also required discipling a neurologically diverse group of learners. For some students, their learning differences/disabilities may put them at a disadvantage in a scholastic environment, even though their struggle is not the result of intellectual inferiority.
Consequently, CCA has developed a learning lab that targets students with mild learning differences and help them voce forward in their academic discipleship. This program bridges their learning gaps and teaches students effective learning strategies, for their next educational step.
CCA has five dyslexia therapists on staff to meet the needs of students diagnosed with Dyslexia. Our therapists use the Orton-Gillingham Method known for its comprehensive multisensory approach. Hour-long individualized therapy sessions usually takes place during the normal school day to make it convenient for students and parents.