Henry Ford Academy - School for Creative Studies                                    
Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies (HFA: SCS), Detroit's premier art and design school middle/high school, serves students in grades 6-12. HFA: SCS is built on the idea that learning needs to be hands-on, connected to the real world, and should develop not only students' academic knowledge and skills, but also their potential as creative thinkers and innovative problem solvers. As a public school academy all enrolled students attend tuition-free.

Our focus is on engaging our middle and high school students and preparing them for the future through our college preparatory curriculum, career exploration, and real world experiences that focus on innovation and creativity. Through our partnership with the College for Creative Studies, HFA: SCS students are ensured intensive art and design preparation with access to world class instructors, resources and facilities.

HFA: SCS also provides students with:
  • Inspiring teachers and other caring role models in an environment that is nurturing, safe and secure
  • Immersion in a college-going culture
  • Small class sizes, targeted support for student success
  • Project-based learning that incorporates community resources and technology
  • Structured workplace experiences in the community, such as internships and job shadowing
  • Seamless transition between middle and high school
  • Gymnasium, sports program and state-of-the-art facilities
  • And so much more¦
HFA: SCS is a Thompson Foundation 90/90 school, committed to graduating at least 90% of our students and sending at least 90% of those graduates on to college.

"At HFA: SCS, my child has been given many opportunities to hone her talents and make real things she only got to dream of three years ago."

- Brenda Cook, High School Parent

Our Address

Henry Ford Academy:
School for Creative Studies

485 W. Milwaukee
Detroit MI 48202
(313) 481-4000

Office hours:

8:00am - 4:30pm
on regular school days

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Class of 2014 Update

On June 10, HFA: SCS families, staff, partners and friends 
celebrated our second graduating class with joyful 
Commencement Exercises at Orchestra Hall. 
  • 79 seniors (95%) seniors graduated on time 
  • 100% of graduates were accepted to college 
  • 100% of graduates prepared and successfully presented their art portfolio 
  • 100% of graduates successfully completed their Senior Mastery Process Defense 
The Class of 2014 was offered more than $2.4M in scholarships. Our graduates attend a range of colleges/ universities, including the College for Creative Studies, Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, and many others.


Recent Announcements

  • School Closed - Monday, January 19th HFA: SCS will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2015 in observance of MLK Day.
    Posted Jan 18, 2015, 2:09 PM by Lisa Kreinbring
  • School Closed - Thursday, Jan. 8 Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies will be closed on Thursday, January 8, 2015 due to severe weather conditions.
    Posted Jan 7, 2015, 6:32 PM by Lisa Kreinbring
  • HFA: SCS Students Featured in MOCAD Art Exhibition - Jan 9. Opening Event Congratulations to HFA: SCS students and MOCAD Teen Council Members Naomi Cook, Kidane Johns, Izora Roach who will present an exhibition of art produced while under the tutelage of artistic ...
    Posted Jan 5, 2015, 2:09 PM by Lisa Kreinbring
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