Lincoln-King Academy is “Charting a Better Course for Detroit’s Youth” through excellence in education for K – 8th grade and preparing them for the next steps in their educational journey. We are not your typical charter school. Our program is designed to develop the whole child. Since ours is a Cornerstone Charter School (CCS), attending Lincoln-King is absolutely free for your child.

At Lincoln-King Academy, we see our students as customers who are entitled to the best in education. We facilitate student success through a standards-based curriculum, rigorous academics, and diverse after-school activities that are designed around students in a safe and nurturing environment. We engage students with blended learning, combining classroom study with the latest educational technology and utilizing digital learning tools such as Compass Learning. Our students advance at their own speed and own their learning process through self-directed lessons.

Cornerstone Charter Schools develops all aspects of the child, combining student success with careful attention to character development. All learning is based on principles like integrity, character, and community service to prepare children for life, leadership and success in a global community.

Cornerstone Charter Schools were in the top 15% of Detroit Charter Schools according to the Excellent Schools Detroit 2010 and 2011 School Report Card. We are ISO-certified, something very few schools in the state have achieved. This certification means that we meet nationally recognized, specific standards. This is the kind of commitment that drives us on all levels.

We look forward to seeing your child at Lincoln-King Academy!




We were created with a foundation based on a model of success: 20 plus years of educational excellence established by the Cornerstone Schools Association.

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In 1990, Detroit Cardinal Adam Maida gave a speech to the Detroit Economic Club. He asked the community to help build cornerstones for the city. One cornerstone was to be a Christ-centered schooling alternative that would provide the children of Detroit with access to a high-quality education. Twenty plus years later, the fact that Cornerstone Schools Association was named the #1 primary school by Excellent Schools Detroit speaks to a vision fulfilled. In fact, CNN featured us in a segment entitled, “How One School Gets It Right.” This success was translated to a subsequent effort, namely, Cornerstone Charter Schools.

Our Charter Schools are grounded in the same unwavering purpose Cornerstone was built on – to make possible an excellent education for the children of the city, based on a foundation that includes integrity and good character that prepares which for a fulfilling life and leadership. After just one year, both of our Cornerstone Charter Academies were named in the top 10 by Excellent Schools Detroit for 2010. We also opened two more Cornerstone Charter Schools in 2012, so an excellent education can be made available to even more children.

We are committed to integrating new ways of delivering academics to ensure student success. Every aspect of education is exemplified with a student-centric focus right down to the infrastructure of the buildings and Blended Learning Labs. At Cornerstone Charter Schools, attention to detail is an ongoing process. In this way, we can consistently prepare every child who walks through our doors with an excellent education for today’s changing landscape.

Presently, Lincoln-King Academy is evolving and transforming to better serve the children of Detroit. We are actively Charting A Better Course For Detroit’s Youth.

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