About Cornerstone Classical Academy
Welcome to Cornerstone Classical Academy!
Cornerstone Classical Academy was founded in 2018 by a dedicated group of Jacksonville parents and professionals whose expertise spanned the fields of law, medicine, business, finance, and education.The school equips students with a classical liberal arts and sciences education that cultivates virtuous living, civic responsibility, and a deep appreciation of the history of Western Civilization.This commitment is tantamount to preserving liberty and self-government in our community, state, and nation. As such, the United States Constitution serves as the bedrock of the Academy’s mission. The founding board members saw a distinct need for a publicly-funded classical education option in our community.
The school opened its doors for operation in August 2020 with 442 students K-6th and will add a grade every year until 12th.
As a charter school, created by the Florida legislature and sponsored by Duval County Public Schools (DCPS), CCA meets this need by offering classical education to all families in the community, regardless of socioeconomic status, prior academic performance of the scholar, or personal circumstance.
To accomplish our mission, and help improve scholar learning and academic achievement, CCA is guided by the classical philosophy of education in all subject areas. It is our job to increase learning opportunities for all scholars, with special emphasis on reading. To accomplish this, classes in reading, math, the humanities, science, and the arts are grounded in several research-based curricula/programs.
These include the Core Knowledge Sequence, which is a research-based curriculum using a specific, grade-by-grade learning order; Orton Gillingham-based literacy program developed by Access Literacy; Singapore Math, a conceptual approach to mathematical skill building and problem solving; and science with a hands-on approach to scientific inquiry and an emphasis on fundamentals.
High school scholars will follow a classical course sequence, including four years of history; four years of literature, mathematics, and science; three years of a world language; and a semester each of government, economics, and moral philosophy.
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