About Us

Cornerstone Christian Academy provides an enriched learning environment that has helped countless students learn, develop and grow. Our unparalleled curriculum and teaching methods help students take the next step in their education and approach the future with confidence.

We have the privilege of teaching bright and curious students from Rainsville and the surrounding areas and beyond. If you’re new to our community and would like to learn more about our values, academics, teaching staff or anything else, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Cornerstone Christian Academy

Founded in 2002, Cornerstone Christian Academy is a private Christian school in Rainsville, Alabama, that knows what it takes to enhance our students’ education. Our unique approach to learning and top-quality faculty makes Cornerstone Christian Academy more than just a campus. It’s a life experience.

 

Accreditation

Cornerstone Christian Academy is proudly accredited by the American Association of Christian Schools. 
The AACS is an association of state associations—forty state, regional, and international associations working together to provide legislative oversight, to promote high-quality Christian education programs, to encourage the goal of producing Christlike young people, and to provide related institutional and personnel services to its constituents. AACS schools are “educating for eternity."

Values

We teach students to think, live, and love based on what the Bible teaches. This is a biblical worldview. Our mission is to help our students develop a biblical worldview from science, math, and everything in between. For our students and staff, the Bible is a lamp to their feet and a light to their life’s path (Psalm 119:105) as they learn “to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ” (II Cor. 10:5) so that in everything, “Christ might be preeminent.” (Col. 1:18)

Philosophy

CCA is designed to be an educational institution with an emphasis on historical, biblical, Christian faith.  As a Christian school, we are committed to the following:

  • All existence is a product of purposeful, intelligent design by our Creator, God, and by Him, all things exist.

  • An individual’s relationship with God will always precede success or failure in life.

  • The primary means of knowing this one, true God is found in the pages of the Holy Scriptures, and therefore, holds final authority in issues regarding life and godliness.

  • All truth is God’s truth.  To know God is to know the truth.


Based on these principles, CCA recognizes that God has ordained that the parent is the primary educator of the child.  Therefore, the school will act in partnership with the parent in the educational process.  The foundation for a successful education, fine arts, and athletics while instilling a biblical worldview.


In keeping with our Philosophy of Education, Cornerstone Christian Academy strives to achieve the following objectives.

Spiritual Objectives

  • To lead our students to a saving knowledge of God through Jesus Christ. 

  • To provide each student with a thorough understanding of the teachings of the Bible so that he/she can apply them to personal living experiences.

Academic Objectives

  • To provide a Christian education that strives for academic excellence for the average and the above-average student which will enable them to proceed to any level of higher learning or training to which they may aspire.

  • To inspire you with a love for learning. 

  • To teach the basic foundations of language arts, social science, mathematics, science, practical arts, and fine arts. 

  • To teach critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • To teach good study habits.

Social Objectives

  • To foster wholesome interpersonal relationships based on Christian love. 

  • To instill a love and respect for authority, country, and fellow man. 

  • To promote important personal responsibilities such as integrity, hard work, and a commitment to Biblical principles.

Physical & Emotional Objectives

  • To foster wholesome interpersonal relationships based on Christian love. 

  • To instill a love and respect for authority, country, and fellow man. 

  • To promote important personal responsibilities such as integrity, hard work, and a commitment to Biblical principles.

Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired and infallibly authoritative, inerrant word of God (II Timothy 3:16. II Peter 1:21).

  • We believe that there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1, John 1:1, John 10:30, John 10: 37,38).

  • We believe in the death of our Lord Jesus Christ to pay for our sins, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:35; Hebrews 4:15/7:25. John 2:11; Hebrews 9:12; Colossians 1:14; John 11:25; Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16).

  • We believe that man is sinful by nature and that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential and an absolute necessity for salvation. (Romans 3:19, 23; John 3:16-19; John 5:24; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5,6).

  • We believe in the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose dwelling, the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Ephesians 5:13, 4:30; I Corinthians 3:16, 6:19- 20)

  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they who are saved unto eternal life and they who are lost unto eternal damnation (John 5:28,29).

  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord, (Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28. 

  • We believe that God is the Creator of all things and that man is created in the image of God (Genesis 1:1; Colossians 1:16-17; Genesis 1:26-28; Genesis 5:1-2). 

Our Why

Why Choose Christian Schooling?
16,000 hours! That’s the time a child spends in school from kindergarten through high school. He will graduate with two important things: a diploma and some kind of worldview. His diploma will help him get into college or get his first job. However, his worldview will shape every choice he makes for the next 60, 70, or 80 years. Decisions about faith, church, possessions, business, personal habits, character, marriage, child-rearing, politics, relationships... every action he takes will arise from and conform to the worldview he formed during his 16,000 hours in school.
Since a child’s worldview is like a template or life-map for life’s choices, parents should focus on two things: what outcomes does God expect us to deliver in our children’s training and whom should we choose to help shape our children’s worldview? Fortunately, scripture gives clear answers to both questions. Our Lord expects parents to raise Godly seeds and it takes Godly teachers to deliver Godly students.
In his seminal book, Kingdom Education: God’s Plan for Educating Future Generations, Dr. Glen Schultz summarizes the Biblical mandate with a simple, working definition for Kingdom Education: “a life-long, Bible-based, Christ-centered process that leads a child to Christ, disciples him in Christ and equips him to serve Christ”. If parents provide a Kingdom Education with a Biblical worldview for their children they will have met the Lord’s expectations (see Deut. 6:4-19).
Education is a sacred duty, which God assigns to every parent. The Bible clearly makes parents, more specifically fathers, responsible for their children’s training. Parents can either homeschool their children or outsource parts of the task to others. However, farming out the task does not transfer responsibility. Parents must choose teachers, coaches, and mentors with much more care than barbers, dentists, or piano teachers. One can almost hear Jesus saying, “For what shall a mom and dad be profited if their children’s teeth are straight and they get a Harvard MBA, but they lose their children’s souls?” In a recent Barna study, 70% of born again parents did not include leading their child to faith in Christ in a list of critical parent outcomes! How tragic!
Parents must heed Paul’s warning not to be “taken captive through philosophy and empty deceit based on human tradition”. Secular schooling produces secular-minded students whose lives will be directed by their secular worldview. Since the 1960s we have witnessed a direct link between what is taught in schools and what our children believe and do. Statistics that measure the church’s and home’s effectiveness against a rising tide of secular teaching all tell the same story of spiritual anemia and apathy. We are losing the battle for children’s hearts and minds, resulting in churches with little impact or influence on the children, or our culture.
While there are no guarantees in raising children, providing Christian homeschooling or partnering with a good Christian school greatly increases the likelihood that children will develop a Biblical worldview. Parents can choose a Kingdom Education and provide their children with 16,000 hours of teaching that complement and reinforce what is taught at home and church. Or they can hand over the 16,000 hours to secular schools, which must, by law, teach humanistic philosophy and values as truth.
Instead, consider what America might look like two generations hence if Christians took ownership of the 16,000 hours for our children, and also for those who live in the shadow of our churches if they wish to come. What if every church provided each child with a Kingdom Education all week long for 16,000 hours instead of the typical 1,600 hours?
We would see unprecedented revival in America, beginning with our homes, families, and children, just as God intended.
Written By
Edward E. Gamble
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SBACS
1-866-400-6108
edgamble@sbacs.org
1Malachi 2:15; 2 Luke 6:39-40; 3 Kingdom Education: God’s Plan for Educating Future Generations, by Glen Schultz. 1998, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN.
4 Malachi 4:6; Psalm 78:5-8; 5 1,600 hours: Estimated time children spend in church during their school years— (2 1⁄2 hours a week for 50 weeks, from age 5 to 18 years).; 6 Deuteronomy 6:4-9; 31:13; 32:46; Psalm 78:1-8; Malachi 4:6