grades TK-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.

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

Alpha: Cornerstone serves students in grades TK-8 and will 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 is authorized by the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE).

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Shara Hegde, Chief Executive Officer


1598 Lucretia Ave.
San Jose, CA 95122

(408) 361-3876


Homeless Liaison: Stephanie Corona (

Title IX Coordinator: Cynthia Martinez Nava (

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