Jefferson-Douglass Academy - Cornerstone Schools

About Jefferson-Douglass Academy

Located on a beautiful, 19-acre campus on Detroit’s east side, the Cornerstone Jefferson-Douglass Academy provides an excellent education to students in grades K-8 in a clean, safe, nurturing environment. Highly-qualified, passionate faculty and staff create lessons that are challenging, relevant, and meaningful, 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. 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.

Cornerstone Jefferson-Douglass has these wonderful programs and more:

  • JDA’s chess team is the reigning Detroit City Champion
  • Comprehensive visual arts program to encourage creativity
  • Gathering Room Assembly every day for 5-8 grades
  • Elementary and Jr. High National Honor Society
  • Fantastic choir program

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
As a grandmother who is raising children for the second time, I love how supported I feel at Cornerstone.

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