Cornerstone marks new high school
Detroit – — Cornerstone Charter Schools celebrated its newest multi-million dollar campus, the Cornerstone Health + Technology High School, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.
The west side charter school, formerly St. Scholastica Grammar School, has undergone a $10 million renovation, using state-of-the-art technology and resources to provide a personalized learning experience.
The school sits on a 35-acre site that runs along Outer Drive near the northwest campus of Wayne County community College District.
Thomas Willis, CEO of Cornerstone Charter Schools, described it as a cross between a Google office and a college campus.
“Cornerstone Charter Schools is pleased to add a beautiful, high-tech high school to our network of schools serving the wonderful Detroit-area community,” he said. “As one parent said about the model, ‘It looks like the future.’ ”
The school’s blended-learning model merges traditional teaching styles with a high-tech and independent-learning style. Students can conduct job shadows and internships with health and wellness organizations, among other experiences.