Cornerstone Christian Academy Assembles 200 Shoeboxes in Annual Support of Operation Christmas Child

Students from Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) participate in the school’s packing party by assembling shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Students from Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) participate in the school’s packing party by assembling shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

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Dec. 3, 2019

ABINGDON, Va. ― Students from Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) continued the school’s annual tradition this Christmas season by holding a packing party and assembling 200 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization.

Beginning in September, CCA students donated shoebox items that included hygiene products, school supplies and small toys. The boxes will be shipped to children outside the United States who have been affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease, as well as children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.

Students from Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) participate in the school’s packing party by assembling shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Students from Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) participate in the school’s packing party by assembling shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

“We love supporting this ministry because it gives us an opportunity to share the Gospel message with children throughout the world,” says Sharon Bolling, school counselor at CCA. “All the items that were brought in for this project came from CCA students, from junior kindergarten through our seniors, and it’s incredibly meaningful to see our student body actively giving and sharing with others during the Christmas season and beyond.”

Students from Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) participate in the school’s packing party by assembling shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Students from Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) participate in the school’s packing party by assembling shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered shoeboxes to nearly 170 million children in more than 100 countries.

Located in Abingdon, CCA is a classical, non-denominational Christian school serving students in junior kindergarten through 12th grade. In 2016, CCA received a five-year accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for grades K-12. ACSI is one of 14 associations with accreditation processes that have been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) and recognized by the Virginia Board of Education. Accreditation through a VCPE-approved, state-recognized accrediting member guarantees the transfer of student-earned credits from a private school to a public school, and ensures recognition of teacher licensure credits for time served in an accredited private school.

For more information about CCA, visit www.cornerstoneabingdon.org.

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For more information, contact Dr. Clay Brinson,
head of school, at (276) 623-7164.

NewSong and Chris August to Perform on April 13 in Support of Cornerstone Christian Academy

ABINGDON, Va. ― NewSong and Chris August, well-known performers in contemporary Christian music, will take their Spring 2019 Arise My Love Tour to Highlands Fellowship in Abingdon, Virginia, on April 13 at 6:30 in support of Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA).

Proceeds from the concert will benefit CCA’s Scholarship Fund, which enables the school to maintain an affordable tuition and provide scholarships to assist parents seeking a Christian education for their children.

With a career spanning more than 30 years, NewSong’s accolades include 20 albums, 20 No. 1 Christian radio singles, a No. 1 mainstream adult contemporary hit, a GRAMMY® Award nomination and induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, among numerous other achievements. The group founded and hosts Christian music’s largest annual tour, the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, which exploded from a single show in 1995 to the world’s No. 1 first-quarter tour for four consecutive years, according to Pollstar. One of the most beloved bands in Christian music, NewSong’s discography includes such defining songs as “Arise, My Love,” “The Christmas Shoes,” “Rescue” and “I Am A Christian.”

Throughout his relationship with Fervent/Word Records, August has released three albums — “No Far Away,” “The Upside of Down,” and “The Maker.” August has also experienced great radio success along the way with hits such as “Starry Night,” “Center Of It,” “7×70” and “The Maker,” and was recognized at the 42nd Annual Dove Awards with “New Artist of the Year,” “Male Vocalist of the Year,” and “Pop Album of the Year.”

“This is an excellent opportunity for those who enjoy Christian music to listen to incredibly accomplished performers who are coming together in support of Cornerstone Christian Academy,” says Dr. Clay Brinson, head of school at Cornerstone. “We look forward to joining the community for what promises to be a fun and exciting night of worship.”

Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.itickets.com/events/418133. General Admission is $20, and Artist Circle tickets, which are reserved for the first two rows of seating, are $30. VIP tickets are $40 and include the first two rows of seating and a special meet-and-greet opportunity with the musicians from 5:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Highlands Fellowship is located at 22417 Watauga Road in Abingdon.

For more information, visit www.cornerstoneabingdon.org or call (276) 623-7164.

Located in Abingdon, CCA is a classical, non-denominational Christian school serving students in junior kindergarten through 12th grade. The school is currently accepting applications for fall 2019 enrollment.

In 2016, CCA received a five-year accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for grades K-12. ACSI is one of 14 associations with accreditation processes that have been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) and recognized by the Virginia Board of Education. Accreditation through a VCPE-approved, state-recognized accrediting member guarantees the transfer of student-earned credits from a private school to a public school, and ensures recognition of teacher licensure credits for time served in an accredited private school.

For more information about CCA, visit www.cornerstoneabingdon.org.

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For more information, contact Dr. Clay Brinson,
head of school, at (276) 623-7164.

Cornerstone Christian Academy to Host Spring Fling & Auction on April 20

ABINGDON, Va. ― On Friday, April 20, Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) will hold its seventh annual Spring Fling & Auction in support of the school’s student scholarship fund.

This year’s event, themed “Field of Dreams,” will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon. Featuring a live and silent auction and a ballpark-inspired dinner catered by JJ’s Restaurant, the occasion will give attendees an opportunity to bid on a range of auction items, including tickets to Walt Disney World and various sporting events, vacation getaways, bed and breakfast accommodations, spa packages, sports collectibles and memorabilia, jewelry, and an assortment of gift baskets.

In keeping with the “Field of Dreams” theme, the event will feature face painting, balloon animals, a professional photo booth, cotton candy, popcorn and more. Attendees will also be able to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a black 2008 BMW 135i Convertible. Only 399 raffle tickets are available, and the drawing will be held at the auction if all tickets are sold.

Admission to the Spring Fling & Auction is $35 for adults and $10 for children ages 5 and up. Tickets may be purchased at Cornerstone Christian Academy, 16210 Elementary Drive, Abingdon, Virginia, or by visiting www.cornerstoneabingdon.org. For more information, call (276) 623-7164.

Last year’s event raised $48,000 for CCA’s scholarship fund.

“We always look forward to our annual Spring Fling & Auction,” says Dr. Clay Brinson, head of school at Cornerstone. “Not only is it a fun and exciting evening, but it helps maintain our student scholarship fund, which enables us to keep our tuition affordable and support families who might need financial assistance.”

Located in Abingdon, CCA is a classical, non-denominational Christian school serving students in junior kindergarten through 12th grade. The school is currently accepting applications for fall 2018 enrollment.

In 2016, CCA received a five-year accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for grades K-12. ACSI is one of 14 associations with accreditation processes that have been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) and recognized by the Virginia Board of Education. Accreditation through a VCPE-approved, state-recognized accrediting member guarantees the transfer of student-earned credits from a private school to a public school, and ensures recognition of teacher licensure credits for time served in an accredited private school.

For more information about CCA, visit www.cornerstoneabingdon.org.

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For more information, contact Dr. Clay Brinson,
head of school, at (276) 623-7164.

Cornerstone Christian Academy to Host Open House on December 6

ABINGDON, Va. ― Families that are interested in learning more about Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) can attend an open house on Wednesday, Dec. 6, and get a first-person perspective of the school’s offerings.

Scheduled to begin at 8 a.m., the open house will give visitors an opportunity to attend CCA’s weekly chapel service, visit classrooms and meet with teachers. To RSVP for the open house, contact aboggs@cornerstoneabingdon.org or call (276) 623-7164.

Located in Abingdon, Virginia, CCA is a classical, non-denominational Christian school that serves students from junior kindergarten through 12th grade. Since its founding in 2011, CCA’s enrollment has grown from 27 students to nearly 200.

The school is currently accepting enrollment for spring 2018.

“CCA is empowering the next generation to impact the world for Christ by providing an excellent college preparatory education within the context of a Biblical worldview,” says Dr. Clay Brinson, head of school at Cornerstone. “For families who might be considering CCA, or even those who are not familiar with the school, this open house will provide an insightful and comprehensive look into why Cornerstone is an outstanding experience for both families and students.”

CCA is currently leasing space at Abingdon Bible Church, located at 16210 Elementary Drive in Abingdon. To accommodate its continued growth and expansion, the school is developing a 27-acre campus adjacent to I-81 off Exit 13, conveniently situated between Abingdon and Bristol.

In 2016, CCA received a five-year accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for grades K-12. ACSI is one of 14 associations with accreditation processes that have been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) and recognized by the Virginia Board of Education. Accreditation through a VCPE-approved, state-recognized accrediting member guarantees the transfer of student-earned credits from a private school to a public school, and ensures recognition of teacher licensure credits for time served in an accredited private school.

For more information about CCA, visit www.cornerstoneabingdon.org.

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For more information, contact Dr. Clay Brinson,
head of school at CCA, at (276) 623-7164.