grades K-8

Cornerstone Academy

Cornerstone Academy Preparatory School (CAPS) opened for the 2010-2011 school year, teaching K and 1st graders.

During the 2013 – 2014 school year, Cornerstone was the highest performing charter school in San Jose and was named a California Distinguished School. It joined the Excellent Schools Network and the San Jose Charter Consortium.

In 2016, Cornerstone joined forces with Alpha Public Schools to create a K-12 continuum to serve students in every step of their education. Cornerstone’s founder, Shara Hegde, now serves as the Chief Schools Officer at Alpha Public Schools.

Alpha: Cornerstone will grow to serve grades K – 8 and continue to provide a high-quality education that minimizes transitions and build off prior successes to achieve college readiness.

Cornerstone is located in the Franklin McKinley School District and serves students in grades K-8.

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Shara Hegde, Chief Schools Officer

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1598 Lucretia Ave.
San Jose, CA 95122

(408) 361-3876


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