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. Visit our Parent Association website for volunteer opportunities and more!