Cornerstone Academy (Mid-state)

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Cornerstone Academy

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At Cornerstone Academy we believe that every child has the right to a high quality education. Like all Menta schools, Cornerstone Academy’s  guiding principle is “we will never give up.” Cornerstone is deeply committed to developing innovative strategies for ensuring that the children in our programs are not left behind.  We maintain high expectations for our students, in terms of both academic and social-emotional growth, countering the prevailing prejudices commonly found in the education of children with disabilities.   We understand the necessity of preparing students for success in post-secondary education, in careers, and as productive citizens of a changing 21st century world.  Similarly, we maintain high expectations for ourselves as educators, using data and the problem-solving process to continue to improve our program and ensure positive outcomes for all of our students.

The staff at Cornerstone Academy is dedicated to seeing that each child reaches their potential in becoming 3 C Ready: College Ready, Career Ready, and Citizenship Ready. Educational services are intended to meet both the developmental and individual learning needs of each student. Classrooms are designed to be active learning environments where young people have the opportunity to experience educational and behavioral success on a daily basis.

  • Cornerstone Academy is located in the Nokomis School District boundaries and is approved as a nonpublic special education program (under Section 14-7.02 of the Illinois School Code) for students ages 5 through 22.
  • Approved Free and Reduced Lunch Provider under Illinois State Board of Education.

The Menta Group affiliates are members/partners with CEC, CASE, Autism Speaks, ISBA, IAPSEC, IASA, ISBA, AASA, CCSSO, IAASE, ASCD, and many more associations that focus on the education of children with disabilities.


316 East South Street
Nokomis, IL 62075-1300
Phone: (217) 563-7600
Fax: (217) 563-7606

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