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Sunday
Mar242013

Why Support Christian Education with your Dollars?

HISTORY

Cornerstone Christian Academy began because Norwood Christian Academy, which had been in operation for over 35 years, closed it’s doors. There were two transitional years when we operated as part of another school. We have now been in operation as Cornerstone Christian Academy of Cincinnati, Inc. for five years. We are chartered by the State of Ohio as a private Christian School.  We also have a licensed Preschool for 3 and 4 year old children.  The school is governed by a school board that is elected by the parents.

REASON WE EXIST

When I attended public elementary school in the 1950’s, it was a relatively pleasant experience.  We pledged to the flag each day, sometimes memorized scripture and attended church school once a week.  The Gideons gave us Bibles and Christmas and Easter were Christian Holidays.  By the time I was in High School in the 1960’s, things had started to change.  I was challenged by teachers in class regarding my faith.  Peers were into alcohol and morality was definitely declining. 

Even the strongest, best Christian homes (and we know these are rare in today's society) have difficulty counteracting 1281 hours annually (16653 hours from Kindergarten through twelfth grade)  of peer pressure, secular curriculum, and unsaved teacher influence. Even if a teacher is Godly in the public school system, he or she is restricted by a secular government and can't build on the faith based training that we need for our children.  We can pray, we can do everything we can to train our children correctly but when we place them in a government school, we take a chance that they will be drawn away from the things of God by peers, curriculum, and even possibly teachers who have no understanding of the Truth. 

PHILOSOPHY OF OPERATION

Christian education can take one of two stances.  One, it can claim to be evangelistic, admit any child who requests admission and then try to evangelize the child.  This doesn’t work.  It is the Church’s job to evangelize. Cornerstone Christian Academy exists to be an extension of the Christian family.  We offer a quality education based on the truth found in the Word of God.  We do see children saved but that is a result of Church, Home and School influence combined.  Our main goal is to disciple Christian children.

Our academics are strong. We stress the basics but also incorporate technology.  Our teacher/student ratio is approximately 1 (saved and dedicated) teacher to 6 children.  We offer music, drama, art, and emphasize the unique gifts and talents of each child.  Cornerstone Christian Academy is committed to working hand in hand with Christian Families to educate, inspire and motivate children to become the best they can become academically, spiritually and socially in a safe, happy environment.

  A small private school struggles to pay its staff and to meet its financial obligations.  Many of the families that we serve are not able to pay full tuition.  As a chartered religious school we have earned the right for some of our parents to receive scholarships from the State of Ohio.  This doesn’t help all of our students. As a ministry, we are committed to serving as many Christian families as possible. We serve families that are Caucasian, Hispanic (from Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico), African American, Bi-racial, and Asian.  We serve single parents, grandparent guardians, adoptive parents, and traditional families.  We serve children from Preschool through High School.  We serve families who willingly pay full tuition, and those who make great sacrifice to pay tuition, and those who, apart from generous gifts which underwrite their tuition, could never afford to send their children to CCA.

I come to you asking you to prayerfully consider supporting Christian Education.  Your one time gift can be given in memory of or in honor of someone.  Perhaps God will lay it on your heart to join the Beautiful Feet Team with a monthly gift to support Christian Education.

Someone has said “The world has yet to see what God can do with one man or woman completely dedicated to God”.  It is our prayer that you will partner with us as we encourage each boy or girl who attends CCA to be that one man or woman.

Thank you so much for letting me share my heart.

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Reader Comments (1)

Thank you for your thoughts on this matter, I've been looking for a good school for my son to go to. It's been hard for us because we've been looking for a good school to match him well. He's autistic and doesn't learn like most people and needs a lot of help. I hope we can find the right school for him. He's a good kid, he just has a hard time learning new things.
http://www.cns.catholic.edu.au/index.php/your-education/religious-dimension/

March 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDavey Hiltz

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