Cornerstone Carries A Dual Accreditation

Cornerstone Christian Academy is accredited with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) as well as AdvancedED. ACSI and AdvancedED operate under a co-accreditation agreement allowing Cornerstone to possess accreditation through both associations.


AdvancED is the world’s largest education community, serving more than 30,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in more than 70 countries that educate over 16 million students. We believe that students must be prepared to succeed in a constantly-evolving and diverse world and that educational institutions have a deep responsibility to deliver quality education to students from all walks of life.

As the global leader in advancing education excellence through accreditation and school improvement, AdvancED brings together more than 100 years of experience and the expertise of three US-based accreditation agencies — the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

The AdvancED Accreditation Process, a protocol embraced around the world, is a clear and comprehensive program of evaluation and external review, supported by research-based standards, and dedicated to helping schools, districts and education providers continuously improve.

AdvancED’s position as a thought leader in education continues to expand as we provide a national and international voice to inform and influence policy and practice on issues related to education quality. Our research results help us shape educational policy and strengthen learning practices worldwide.

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ACSI - Association of Christian Schools International

ACSI is the largest Protestant educational organization in the world. Since 1978, ACSI has advanced excellence in Christian schools by enhancing the professional and personal development of Christian educators and providing support functions for Christian schools.

Through a host of services, including teacher and administrator certification, school accreditation, legal/legislative help, and curriculum publishing, the association touches the lives of more than 5.5 million students worldwide. Along with a headquarters facility, ACSI has 28 offices in North America and around the globe. Nearly 24,000 schools from over 100 countries are members.

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NCSA - National Christian School Association (Non-Accredited Membership)

The National Christian School Association has a strong relationship with many Christian universities around the country. This partnership provides scholarships at many of the universities for graduates of NCSA schools.

NCSA is an organization that seeks to partner with Christian schools who share a common goal of providing an outstanding educational experience in a Christ-Centered environment.

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AdvancedED Focus

Vision, Mission, and Values

AdvancedED has a vision to create a world of opportunities for every learner.

Their mission is to Lead and Empower the education community to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.

Their Values are: Dream Big; Stand for the Learner; Be Bold and Daring; Drive Potential; Be Tenacious; Build Connections.

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AdvancED is governed by an independent Board of Trustees and relies on a dedicated staff.

Most critical to their success are the more than 18,000 volunteers—including educators, researchers, policy analysts, business leaders, and others—who’ve chosen to donate their time and expertise to help them conduct external reviews, analyze the data, and provide guidance to schools.

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Continuous Improvement

AdvancedED is changing the way educators and policymakers think about accreditation and accountability.

It offers a comprehensive analysis of all aspects of schooling to do what accountability was meant to do - ensure that schools and school systems don't improve on one-shot measures but across a broad spectrum of indicators, year in and year out.

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Why Christian Schooling?

A Christian education at an ACSI member school will help your child grow spiritually, academically, and culturally. In fact, the recent Cardus Education Survey and other education studies show that ACSI schools develop the whole child better than any other type of school.

The choice you make for your children's education shapes them academically, spiritually, and in their worldview and skills. At Christian schools, the faculty and staff are equipped to address each of these developing areas of a child's life. These schools take seriously the responsibility to develop children's minds, but they don't distance God from academics. They know that developing skills in young people is essential to helping them reach their God-given potential.
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