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Applying to Cornerstone

We want to do more than just give you the facts about our academic program; we want you to come away with a sense of who we are and what we stand for. We also want to get to know you and your child and make your admissions experience personal, thorough, and enjoyable.
 
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to getting to know your family during the admission process!
 

Admissions Criteria

Cornerstone Preparatory Academy’s academic program is best suited for the average to above average student. In determining admission, the Cornerstone Admissions Committee considers all components of the admissions application, including academic performance, standardized testing, placement tests, personal, academic, and spiritual references, conduct and absentee records, and family interviews.
 
Cornerstone Prep is a faith-based organization providing an education in a distinctly Christian environment. As a covenant school, therefore, we require that both parents profess to be followers of Jesus Christ, that both parents sign our school’s Statement of Faith, and that the family be active members of a church that is in keeping with that Statement of Faith.
 

Steps to Admission

Step 1: Attend an Information Meeting

Parents are required to attend an on-campus Information Meeting about Cornerstone. These meetings are held monthly, and parents will receive their admission packet at this meeting. Click here for dates and times. Reservations are not required.

Step 2: Complete Student Application

If, after reviewing the school material and praying about their decision parents are still interested in the academy, they should complete the application and return it to the school office. The actual date (postmark if mailed) when the application is received will be used in determining course registration priorities over other new students. There is a $200 per student application/placement fee required at this time. This fee covers the admissions process and is non-refundable. With the application, parents are to supply copies of any school grade reports and/or achievement testing (within the last two years). References from this application will be contacted.

Please note the following application deadlines:
  • Spring Semester 2020 - Nov 30, 2019
  • Fall Semester 2020 - Jun 20, 2020

Step 3: Placement Testing and Evaluation

Academic courses offered at Cornerstone Prep will require placement testing for students. This is done so that we can more appropriately place students in each course. Also, students entering into 11th or 12th grade need to submit a copy of their most recent research paper. Other tests might also be required later, such as foreign language testing. The decision about what placement tests are needed, due to the transcripts/testing results received with the application, is left to the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

Step 4: Family Interview

The purpose of this meeting is to make certain that each family has had a personal opportunity to have all of their questions about Cornerstone Prep answered and to make certain that Cornerstone is the appropriate school for their children.  An individual on the Admissions Committee will call to arrange an interview. 

Step 5: Letter of Acceptance

Once the interview process has been completed, each student or family will receive a letter from the Admissions Committee. This letter will indicate the Admissions Committee decision. If accepted, there will be a registration packet that the family will use to indicate their intent to attend Cornerstone Prep.

Step 6: Course Registration and High School Diploma Planning

The school’s registrar will forward a registration packet to accepted students and be available to help with course registration questions. If a child is a high school student, then the academic advisor will need to meet with the family to discuss various diploma options for graduation. High school grade report copies or transcripts are required at this meeting.

Admissions Policies

Non-Discriminatory Policy
Cornerstone Preparatory Academy makes no distinction in its admission or operating policies with regard to an individual's race, color, gender, or national and ethnic origin because we recognize that there can be no preferential treatment with God (Romans 2:11).
 
Non-Denominational Policy
Cornerstone Prep's Statement of Faith is fundamental to basic Christian tenets and contains those doctrines to which we unreservedly adhere and teach. It is our desire to maintain this position and to do so in all fairness to each family. In honoring this desire concerning the outreach of this academy, there shall be no attempt made by parents, students, staff or school board to promote or disparage any doctrinal or denominational beliefs, practices, or positions regarding issues upon which the academy has assumed no official stance. We desire to remain united in the salvation and love of Christ, avoiding the dissension that may be caused by denominational distinctions.