Choice Program

Cornerstone Academy is looking for students eager to work collaboratively with students and teachers at a rigorous level.  Students must be willing to accept challenging coursework that pushes them to understand at deeper levels.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student must be eligible to enroll in SBISD schools. Proof of Residency must be provided if chosen in lottery.
  • Because instruction at Cornerstone is delivered at an advanced level, students who apply should have at least a 75 average in each class for the current school year as reported on their first semester report card.
  • Parents must be willing to volunteer 10 hours each school year. We offer a variety of opportunities during and after school hours.
  • Students and parents must understand that all Cornerstone classes are AAC and/or High School Level Courses. The curriculum is rigorous and taught at a deeper and complex level of understanding.

Math at CSA and WAIS is only offered at the Advanced Academic Course (AAC) level with limited spots available in 7th and 8th grade.  The admission of 7th and 8th grade students who are not currently in an AAC math class is subject to a score of 80 or above on the appropriate credit-by-exam math test to determine readiness for advanced math courses in these grades.

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Application Dates

  • Dec. 15, 2023 @ 9:00 AM - Application Opens
  • Feb. 2, 2024 @ 11:59 PM - Application Closes
  • Feb. 9, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - Run Lottery
  • Feb. 16, 2024 @ 4:00 PM - Lottery Results Emailed
  • Feb. 23, 2024 - Parents Accept or Decline Invitation Deadline
  • May 6, 2024 @ 9:00 AM - Late Application Window Opens
  • July 19, 2024 @ 11:59 PM - Late Application Window Closes

Parent Meetings

Jan. 13, 2024 @ 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
9016 Westview Houston, TX 77055 - Auditorium

Jan. 16, 2024 @ 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
ZOOM (English)

Jan. 17, 2024 @ 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
ZOOM (Spanish)

Support Documents Needed to a Complete Application for Cornerstone Academy:

1st semester report card (you will receive this report card from your child’s elementary school after the Winter Break in January). The 1st semester report card includes all grading periods from the beginning of school through December. These are due before the application window closes.

Drop off the report card in-person at the Cornerstone office (7:00am - 4:00pm) before application window closes

Email it to the assistant principal, Daniel Feak (