Jefferson-Douglass Academy - Cornerstone Schools

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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 under the leadership of Ms. Stanfield
  • 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.

Board Meetings

BUDGET HEARING NOTICE: The Board of Directors of the Cornerstone Jefferson-Douglass Academy District is conducting its annual budget hearing on June 21, 2021 at 8:00 am virtually via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/95654637190. The budget is available for public inspection via email request to Kaly Bhatt at Kalyani.bhatt@cegschools.org. The meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.

All Cornerstone Jefferson-Douglass Board Meeting are on Mondays at 8:00 a.m. via zoom.

  • September 21, 2020 (https://zoom.us/j/97123875882)
  • October 19, 2020 (https://zoom.us/j/91858718036)
  • November 16, 2020 (https://zoom.us/j/95202511751)
  • December 14, 2020(https://zoom.us/j/91587910091)
  • January 20, 2021 ( https://zoom.us/j/96725749279)
  • Board Training with GVSU is on 02/12/2021 at 7:30 a.m. via zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99645044170
  • February 22, 2021 (https://zoom.us/j/94039273266)
  • March 15. 2021 ( https://zoom.us/j/92165593848)
  • April 26, 2021 (https://zoom.us/j/91845239478)
  • May 17, 2021 (https://zoom.us/j/95112543274)
  • June 21, 2021 (https://zoom.us/j/95654637190)

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