Overview of Henry Ford Academy Network of Schools

A reformative model for K-12 learning. Henry Ford Academies are urban public schools established in collaboration with business, cultural institutions and community development organizations to prepare students to succeed in college, pursue a career of choice, and address challenges with innovative thinking.

Henry Ford Academy, Dearborn MI (9-12)

Opened 1997, serves 500 students
Conceived, developed, and implemented in cooperation with Ford Motor Company and The Henry Ford. 100% of graduates (93) in the Class of 2015 were accepted to college and completed the Senior Mastery Process and prepared; the class was offered more than $2.5 million in grants and scholarships.

Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies, Detroit MI (6-12)

Opened 2009, serves 815 students
Partnership with the College for Creative Studies. 100% of graduates (103) in the Class of 2015 were accepted to college, completed the Senior Mastery Process and prepared and defended a Senior Art Portfolio; the class was offered more than $2 million in grants and scholarships.

Henry Ford Academy: Elementary School, Detroit MI (K-5)

Opened 2012, serves 396 students
HFLI’s first elementary school. Aligned with Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies. Provides all students with art/design classes multiple times each week.

Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design, San Antonio TX (9-12)

Opened 2009, serves 160 students
Partnership with local arts organizations. 100% of graduates (36) in the Class of 2015 were accepted to college. With only a few exceptions, all graduates in the Class of 2015 completed the Senior Mastery Process. The class was offered more than $238,000 in grants and scholarships.

Henry Ford Academy: Power House High, Chicago IL (9-12)

Opened 2009
100% of graduates in the Class of 2015 (85) were accepted to college and completed the Senior Mastery Process; the class was offered more than $3.5 million in grants and scholarships. As of June 2015, Noble Network of Charter Schools’ DRW College Prep has replaced Power House High in providing a quality high school program to the North Lawndale community.

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  1. Hello. I am interested in learning more about your schools. I am a previous urban school principal, university educator and 23-yr. K-8 teacher interested in creating a charter school that prepares students for college and careers. I live in the St. Louis, MO area and I wondered if you had considered creating a Henry Ford school in Missouri. I also wondered if you have any fellowship programs for school leaders. Are there any grant programs available for school or after-school programs? Many thanks!

    1. Hi Melanie – Thanks for reaching out. We don’t have plans to open a school in St. Louis, but our colleagues at Washington University in St. Louis are doing some great work in the city. You might consider reaching out to them. If you are interested in our design thinking approach, you might consider attending one of our workshops in Detroit over the summer. Hope this info is helpful to you!

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