Secondary (Grades 6-12)Our secondary program is held in the McLain Building. Our middle school program (Grades 6-8) is held on the third floor. Our high school program (Grades 9-12) primarily takes place on the first and second floors. All students visit the main building for weekly chapel and music instruction.
Middle School Course Overview
Our middle school program follows a three-year rotation of its Bible, science, history/geography, and literature themes. This allows all the students in the middle school to study the same content but at their individual grade levels. This also allows us to group our middle school students into gender-based Bible classes, which allows for the unique needs of early adolescent children.
We also introduce our middle school students to basic Spanish instruction to better prepare them for high school Spanish. Our students are taught the basics of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) in an effort to integrate computer skills with the content areas.
Bible, Music, History/Geography (Ancient Civilizations, World Geography, United States History), Science (Life, Earth, or Physical), Language Arts, Math Course I, Literature (integrated with History/Geography), Physical Education, Keyboarding
Bible, Music, History/Geography (Ancient Civilizations, World Geography, United States History), Science (Life, Earth, or Physical), Language Arts, Math Course II or Pre-Algebra, Literature (integrated with History/Geography), Physical Education, Introduction to Computers
Bible, Music, History/Geography (Ancient Civilizations, World Geography, United States History), Science (Life, Earth, or Physical), Language Arts, Heath, Pre-Algebra or Algebra I, Literature (with History/Geography), Physical Education, Introduction to Spanish
Middle School Students Earning High School Credit
A qualified middle school student, who is advanced in mathematics, may take the high school Algebra I course in the 8th grade. High school credit will be earned only if the student finishes with a minimum grade of 83 for the course. If a passing grade of less than 83 is earned during the 8th grade year, the student will receive middle school credit for the course, but the course must be retaken in the freshman year to ensure the student has the necessary skills before being advanced to the next math course. In this case, however, high school credit will not be earned.
Grade Classifications (Grades 9-12)
A student’s grade classification at the beginning of each school year is determined by the number of high school credits he or she has previously earned.
Grade 10 – 6.0 credits minimum
Grade 11 – 12.5 credits minimum
Grade 12 – 19.0 credits minimum
Requirements for High School Graduation
A student must earn a minimum of 25 credits to receive a high school diploma from The Cornerstone Christian School.
High School Courses (Grades 9-12)
Courses required for graduation are asterisked (*). A total of 25 credits are needed for graduation.
Bible (4.5 Credits)
Israel & the Prophets*, Relational Ethics*, The Life & Teachings of Christ*, Acts & the Epistles*, Worldviews*
English (4 Credits)
English 9*, American Literature*, British Literature*, World Literature*
Foreign Language (2 Credits)
Spanish I*, Spanish II*
Social Studies (4 Credits)
World History I*, World History II*, U.S. History & Government I*, U.S. History & Government II*, Introduction to Psychology
Fine Arts Electives (1 Credit)
Concert Choir, Concert Band, Drama, Humanities/Arts, Art Studio
Science (3 Credits)
Physical Science*, Biology*, Chemistry & Lab*, Physics
Math (3 Credits)
Algebra 1*, Geometry*, Algebra 2*, Pre-Calculus
Health/Physical Education (1.5 Credits)
Health*, Physical Education*, Extra-curricular Athletics
Technology/Vocational Education Electives (1 Credit)
Computer, Writing Composition, Leadership & Development w/Practicum, Public Speaking
Additional Electives (1 Credit)
Service Projects, Extras from the above selections
We provide a variety of opportunities for high school students who are looking for additional ways to enrich the academics of their high school experience.
Manchester Community College (MCC) High School Partnership Program
Students in Grades 11 and 12 who have a B-average or better qualify to apply for classes at MCC. These courses are provided for free (except the cost of books). These courses provide our students with dual credit (high school and college credit). More information is available when you contact the school office.
Students with interests beyond the typical scope of the CCS program are also able to apply for additional online courses (at an additional cost) through our partnership with Sevenstar Academy, an online Christian school. More information is available upon request. The cost of these online courses is reduced when you apply through CCS.
Students with particular interests are encouraged to meet with the guidance counselor to arrange for independent studies. Students can apply, prior to conducting the study, to receive high school credit and have the independent study represented on their transcripts.
Class of 2011 College Acceptances
Students from our graduating Class of 2011 (15 students) were accepted to the following colleges.