Beyond the classroom, our students have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of school-sponsored activities.
Our academic program is further enriched by extracurricular programs and experiences.
Tutoring is available after school for most students. Times vary according to tutor, grade level, and subject. Small fees may apply.
Clubs offer our students the opportunity to expand the learning experience beyond the classroom. Cornerstone clubs offer both academic and social growth opportunities. Currently, we offer exciting opportunities that include Run Club, Student Council, ROX, Yearbook Committee, and Marching Band.
Cornerstone Wolves in grades 6-12 have the opportunity to participate in organized sports. We offer the following sports throughout the year:
Fall: Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Girls & Boys Sideline Cheer, Girls Cross Country, Boys Cross Country, Marching Band
Winter: Girls Basketball (Middle and High School), Boys Basketball (Middle and High School), Girls & Boys Sideline Cheer, Marching Band
Spring: Boys Track (Running Club), Girls Track (Running Club)
These sports take place after school and on the weekends, student must have transportation to and from practice, games, and related events. Separate fees will apply. If you have experience or desire to help coach a team, please contact our athletic director, Mr. Dionne Thrweatt-Vassar at email@example.com.
Field trips offer a chance for students to learn outside the classroom. Field trips are provided over the course of the school year. Our youngest students often travel to local apple and pumpkin farms in the fall, while older students explore the State House and Supreme Court, local High Schools and Universities. The Spring is filled with trips to COSI, the Columbus Zoo, and local metro parks. Information regarding field trips, times, and locations will be provided to the parents by classroom teachers and administration.
Travel Abroad Programs
Cornerstone Academy offers travel abroad to students in alternating years. Students have the opportunity to visit places like England, Italy or Japan. **Due to COVID-19 protocols, this program is currently on hold.
As a public community school, Cornerstone Academy is open to students from all districts; however, district transportation is available only for students residing in Westerville City Schools and portions of Columbus City Schools. To arrange transportation through Columbus, please visit https://www.ccsoh.us/transportation.aspx and click on “Charter/Non-Public Schools Transportation Application” at the bottom of the page to submit an and application. Please contact Westerville City Schools to arrange transportation for your child at 614-797-7700.
Breakfast and Lunch
Cornerstone Academy fully participates in the National School Lunch Program. We believe that a successful day starts with healthy nutrition. All families are encouraged to complete and submit a Free & Reduced Meal application. Meals are delivered fresh each day by Arlene’s Catering. Each healthy meal includes protein, fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and skim milk.
Extended Day Care
OASIS, our on-site before and after school program, offers care from 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM and 3:15 PM to 6:00 PM. Parents must complete a separate enrollment packet to join the OASIS program. Enrollment applications may be obtained from the main office or from Mrs. Smith, the program director, at SSmith@cornerstoneacad.org
We observe a strict dress code policy for all grade levels as a way to help our school maintain focus on academics and help our families keep wardrobe costs affordable. Students are required to wear solid colored shirts with collars in navy blue, gray, or white and solid navy blue, gray, or khaki colored bottoms. Read our entire Dress Code Policy here.
A safe and secure school is a top priority. We incorporate physical security measures and crisis planning to keep our school safe. Our school safety plan includes school-wide cameras with central monitoring locations, secured school entrances, and on-going training for all teachers and support staff.