Capstone Academy Programs

With two locations situated on the same campus as Detroit Behavioral Institute, Capstone Academy is a provider of education services that was founded on the belief that all youth have the ability to learn and further their education when they are provided a nurturing and challenging environment. Since its inception in the fall of 2012 when it was approved by the Detroit Public Schools Office of Charter Schools, Capstone Academy has been providing a specialized environment for learning that meets the needs of each and every student who matriculates through each of our beneficial programs.

A strict discipline academy where expectations are high and support is bountiful, Capstone Academy provides education services for male and female adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18 who have not been successful in furthering their education within traditional academic settings. By working collaboratively with other agencies, including Detroit Behavioral Institute, we are able to be part of a youth’s continuum of care by providing a stable academic setting for learning while a young person receives invaluable mental health care that treats behavioral, emotional, and/or cognitive disturbances.

Each youth who attends Capstone Academy receives an individualized curriculum that is meant to identify existing strengths to build upon, challenge academic prowess, and foster the development of new skills and knowledge. This curriculum also outlines which of our programs a youth will partake in while enrolled at Capstone. The following are a few of the specialized programs offered at our school:

  • Afterschool Programming
  • Enrichment
  • Life Skills Program
  • Project-Based Learning
  • STEM Onsite Events
  • STEM Career Exploration
  • Visual Arts

These programs utilize traditional and modified teaching methods and incorporate web-based computer technology in lesson plans when applicable. Additionally, the areas of academia that are covered within these programs include, but are not limited to:

  • US and World History
  • Social Studies
  • Science Fundamentals
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Art
  • Economics
  • Life Skills
  • Foreign Language

In session Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm, the flexible academic setting featured at Capstone Academy allows youth to have their educational needs met while having their clinical needs addressed by our fully-qualified and trained staff.

At Capstone Academy, we strive to help our students grow on an academic and interpersonal level so that they can realize and achieve the bright and happy future that awaits them.

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