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HFA is closed Thursday Dec 14th due to inclement weather

Awesome weekend as 28 HFA students participated in a The Ford STEAM lab Jumpstart program. They collaborated with a team of students and mentors to develop and pitch an app idea. They Also learned a lot about being entrepreneurs. Big thanks to our friends at HFLI for the opportunity.

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Mita J Lewis
· June 25, 2017
It is a great school. I was in the first graduating class. I don't think I would have advanced as far as I did academically without the preparation from Henry Ford Academy. I received my Ph.D by 30 an...d that's because my research skills were grounded in me as High school student. By the time I entered Michigan State University, I was very prepared beyond academics. My communication skills, personal development skills, and ability to work with people from different ethic backgrounds and cultures -all came from my experience and exposure at Henry Ford Academy. It is rare you find a charter school principal that is there 20 years. I had the pleasure to go back and teach at Henry Ford Academy for 10 years. As a teacher at the school, I can truly attest the staff are concerned about kids academics. Henry Ford Academy market plan is mainly on word of mouth and that's because people rarely have anything bad to say about this institution, the teachers, or the leadership. The fact parents continue to enroll their younger children into this school says a lot. There is no school like this one. -Class of 2001 graduate. See More
Brandi Alexander
· June 25, 2017
I really didnt enjoy going to HFA. From what i can tell less than 20% of my graduating class actually went on to college after high school and became successful. The ones that did probably weren't pr...epared or had a lot of work to do. I left in the summer of my softmore year and went to John Glenn where I received endless opportunities. They even paid for me to go to cosmetology school, CNA classes and book keeping courses. I now have 3 degrees bachelor in accounting, international business degree and masters of taxation. I currently own 5 businesses and have made over 6 figures since the age of 25. While HFA has some things to offer. I would never have done as well in life had i not left. Make sure you are considering all aspects of your childs future before sending them to this institution. I think this school is great for children who don't get much cultural exposure or are socially awkward. There is diversity but the quality of the people attending and running the school could be questionable. You absolutely get what you pay for... if you are from Wayne Westland send your child to John Glenn or Wayne Memorial. You will definitely have a better chance. I can guarantee they will have a lot of work to do if they go to HFA. See More
Denise Raich
· October 20, 2017
This is an amazing educational opportunity for high school students. The STAFF goes above and beyond for your kids. And, how cool is it that you take classes in the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Vi...llage. Everyday is a field trip. And it is FREE tuition. See More
Yannick Ross
· June 25, 2017
No school is perfect, but I truly believe this High School provided an very special foundation for me due to my individual experiences, an foundation I don't think I would've had at any other high sch...ool. They pick their special 100 students very well, for special reasons!... See More
Tametra Cureton
· May 18, 2017
My Son was place in a lottery, and then I got the number!! He was on the short wait list!! A little worried because this is the school that my son picked himself!! As a parent, I was very surprised be...ing I had never heard of this school before!! Boy, was I impressed!! I'm glad that he was Accepted in!! We prayed and now we are here!! Class of 2021!!! See More
Tameka Benning
· June 23, 2017
Best high school of all time. The scenery is awesome ....The expectation to be great is in full demand for higher learning at this school. Class of 05
Danielle Brione Peterson
· June 23, 2017
The experience I got while attending this high school is like no other. It was a great school and paved the way for my future
Arie Honey
· June 23, 2017
I absolutely loved attending Henry Ford Academy! I learned so much and I was able to duel enroll and take college courses at Henry Ford Community College. Class of 2009 graduate and proud of it!
Brontae Williamson
· May 11, 2016
If there is anything HFA has taught me, it's who I really am as a person. The school is always working to improve the opportunities available to the students. Coming from a student who was previously ...in public school, I've seen a complete attitude change in myself. Personally, I went from someone who went unnoticed and didn't really like school, to someone who has become better prepared for college and more open-minded by their senior year.

The required 40 hours of community service and 75-hour practicum allowed me to receive scholarships based solely on community involvement, has helped me impress colleges, and even impressed jobs I have applied to. The communication skills and empathy for people that I have gained through my practicum experience, has better prepared me for my future college and career experiences. International exchange programs are also available to the students that offer them a whole new perspective on life. The school has expectations for the students, but it will greatly impact them IF they choose to take advantage of them. Yes, like any high school, they have students who don't realize how helpful these opportunities are, but they will definitely benefit the students if they take them seriously. I would and have recommended this high school to other students. High school is what you make it, and the teachers at HFA truly care about the students more than any other school I have been too. The school wants its students to continue to improve themselves, but also works to encourage students who begin to fall behind.

There is NO student who falls through the cracks here. They try to work with students to make their high school education better at assisting their needs. The teachers are well-aware of the situations going on, even if the students don't think they do. They DO NOT tolerate kids who are disrupting teachers or causing issues with other students. The teachers truly work to help the kids, whether they like it or not. The care the teachers have for other students is nowhere like any other high school in Dearborn. This is a high school; NOTHING is perfect, but my experience there has been a great one.
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Trevor Gordon
· June 23, 2017
How many kids can say they experienced a high school like this. I met some great friends here "2010" 🙌🏾
Dy Namic Heights
· June 23, 2017
Great high school class of 2005 and have a lil brother class of 2020 there now
Dawn Lavette
· March 16, 2017
I graduate from here in 2014. Wonderful place to attend. Great teacher. If I didnt have the help of the principle and all the staff. I don't think I would be attending the Art Institute of Michigan. B...ecause of them I am able to graduate this year with my Bachelors in Culinary Management. Thank you all of you See More
Louis Delgado
· May 2, 2017
Class of 2002
Was an awesome place to study the village campus was a long walk but worth every step.
Daniel Graves
· November 16, 2016
HFA is an amazing school. It's pretty amazing to go to school at The Henry Ford in Dearborn. The teachers, staff, and students all work together and achieve results. Students are all positive and g...row academically and socially in their time here. See More
Regina Maslakova
· January 6, 2016
All these ratings are bs! I love my best friend but that's all that is good about going to hfa!
Amanda Carter Laws
· January 26, 2016
Love this place. Excellent high school program. Great opportunity for your child to further their education byond basic high school classes. Plus it's ina museum. How cool
Grace Butler
· September 9, 2016
The ladies in the office very rude and kinda insulting. Other than the HFA is awesome
Fenkell AndManor
· November 12, 2013
I miss it. Lol I miss them hooping days. Kiing
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Learning to play the piano in Mr Cain’s class.
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Thanks to The Henry Ford for welcoming our students to the Pixar exhibit.

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Learning to play the piano in Mr Cain’s class.

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Michigan's Charter Schools

MAPSA loves to share the stories of successful and innovative charter schools around state – and you can’t get more innovative than the Henry Ford Academy in De...arborn. Watch this video to see charter school that’s located on the grounds of the top history museum in the country (the Henry Ford and Greenfield Village). The students don’t just learn about Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights movement - they take a few steps and actually see the bus that Rosa Parks rode in. How’s that for an innovative learning experience you won’t get anywhere else? The students don’t just study Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers. They visit their actual laboratories and workshops. So, enjoy this video as you go behind the scenes at one of the most interesting, innovative and successful charter schools in Michigan. This is what innovation looks like. #celebratecharters

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School is back! Welcome back to all of our new and returning Navigators!

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It is with great sorrow that we mourn the passing of Joyce Fenoy Nixon. Ms. Nixon has been a friend of HFA for many years, and she was always willing to lend a hand in any capacity. Her passing is a great loss, and she will be missed by many.

HFA students visit the Big House.

HFA sophomore visit the University of Michigan today! The Michigan Overnight Experience (MOvE) hosts 31 of our students for day full of educational activities focused on college life! We are the first high school to participate in this program. MOvE looks to continue this partnership again next year! 😁👍🏾