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Every semester students have an opportunity to choose from various electives. Some examples from past semesters have included Drama, Concepts of Technology and Engineering, Athletics, Psychology, Robotics, Foreign Language, Art, and many more. Electives at Cornerstone are a great opportunity for students to expand their skills and knowledge beyond the basic curriculum. To view specifics on some of the enrichment programs offered, please click on the ‘+’ to the left of a subject.
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Cornerstone Christian Academy offers a foreign language component to all upper grade students. Beginning in 6th grade, students explore American Sign Language through a daily course. By 7th grade, students have the opportunity to accrue high school credit. Seventh graders cover the first half of high school Spanish I and earn a half credit of foreign language for high school. The remainder of high school Spanish I is completed during the 8th grade year. Cornerstone students complete their foreign language requirement with high school Spanish II as freshmen in high school. Those without prior Spanish I credit may also complete the course as a high school student.
Our staff and faculty believe that an understanding of other language systems enhances our understanding of the English language. It helps us to understand other cultures and thus better appreciate our own.
2011 was Cornerstone Christian Academy’s first year in the BEST Robotics competition. The newly formed club, the Black Eyed Bees, placed 1st in the regional competition. Past winners of this award include A&M Consolidated High, Brazos Christian School, and St. Joseph’s Academy. You can read notes and bios from the 2011 team at the Black Eyed Bee’s Website.
In 2012, our Robotics team once again was recognized in the Texas B.E.S.T. competition. In the local competition, our team won 2nd Place BEST Award and 3rd Place Robot Competition. At the regional competition, the team was awarded 2nd place Founder’s Award for Creative Robot Design and 3rd place BEST Web Page Design at the Texas BEST Regional Championship!
Visit our current Robotics Website for all the details on the hard work and accomplishments of our Robotics Club!
All students at Cornerstone Christian Academy have access to computers and technology to equip them with skills for the 21st century. Elementary students learn the basic foundations of digital literacy through learning.com. Junior high students are taught how to use Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher, and utilize them in other subject areas, as well as keyboarding skills and web design. High school students expand their understanding of Office applications or expand their knowledge in our Concepts of Engineering and Technology course or Web Design to satisfy their technology credit requirement.
In order to provide the best possible instruction to each student, instrumentation is currently limited to the following instruments: flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone unless approved by the Band director in advance.
Band is available to 4th grade and up. This class provides full band instruction at the beginning level. Students will learn to play an instrument and participate in several band events each year.
The class provides semiprivate and group instruction both during and after school. An additional monthly fee is required.
Art classes are taught by Mrs. Johnece Marchbanks. She is a member of the school board and has been teaching Art to school children for many years. Students try their hand at many kinds of artistic endeavors with many different art mediums.
They have the opportunity to compete in local art contests and have won awards at the George Bush Presidential Library, the Benjamin Knox Gallery, and the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley.
High school students have the opportunity to fulfill their fine arts credit through either our Art or Art History courses taught by Mrs. Arli Shults. High schoolers participate in the TCAL art competition in April, utilizing various mediums.