Adams-Young Academy - Cornerstone Schools

About Adams-Young Academy

Cornerstone Adams-Young Academy serves grades K-5 in the former John King Elementary School that we have fully renovated so that this historic building is once again serving Detroit students. Our middle school (grades 6-8) is housed one block away in a building shared with Cornerstone Lincoln-King High School. This building has also been recently updated so that the middle school and high school have separate entrances and learning spaces. Highly-qualified, passionate faculty and staff create challenging, relevant, and meaningful lessons, while caring for the whole child.

Cornerstone utilizes technology to ensure students are competitive, and have many opportunities to master material at their own pace. We provide an adaptable environment where teachers and staff can personally interact with students and support individualized learning. Building good character is infused in everything we do. We expose students to career options from an early age, so they may explore occupations that align with their purpose and passion. Academic achievement, excellent character, and career awareness provide our students with the tools they will need to pursue complete lives.

Adams-Young has these wonderful programs and more:

  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Principal’s Club for K-8 students who demonstrate excellence in academics, leadership and behavior
  • Chess club
  • Choir
  • Dance 
  • After school activities 

Your Child Belongs at Cornerstone

At Cornerstone Schools, our highly-qualified, passionate faculty and staff create challenging, relevant and meaningful lessons to help students live a complete life. Cornerstone uses technology to ensure students are competitive and have many opportunities to master material at their own pace. Building good character is infused in everything we do. We expose students to career options from an early age, so that they may explore occupations that align with their purpose and passions. Academic achievement, excellent character, and career awareness provide our students with the tools they will need to lead fulfilling lives.

1:1 Chromebooks for all students
Strong parent and community engagement
Robust character and culture program at every grade level
Career curriculum introduces students to various jobs and business leaders as early as kindergarten
Parent Portal is accessible 24-7 to track student progress and grades
Diverse and comprehensive afterschool programs
Cornerstone is preparing me for my future. I am learning job skills, how to present myself, and building a good professional foundation, which I will need when I leave high school

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