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Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies (HFA: SCS), Detroit's premier college prep art and design 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, Middle 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 Acceptances

College for Creative Studies

Grand Valley State University

Adrian University
Alabama State University

Baker College

Bowling Green State University

Central Michigan University

Central State University
Cornerstone University

Eastern Michigan University

Ferris State University

Fisk University

Jackson Community College

Kendall College of Art & Design

Macomb Community College

Michigan State University

Northwestern Michigan College

Northwood University

Oakland Community College

Oakland University

Ringling College of Art & Design

Saginaw Valley State University

Saint Xavier University
Santa Fe College

Siena Heights University

Southwestern Michigan College

St. Louis Community College
Tallahassee Comm. College

The Art Institute

The Illinois Inst. of Art- Chicago
Tyler Junior College

University of Akron

University of Mich.-Dearborn

University of Michigan-Flint

University of the Arts London

University of Toledo

Wayne State University

Western Michigan University   

Wilmington College

  ...and the list keeps growing!           

Recent Announcements

  • Middle/High School Open House - May 3, 9am to 12pm Join us for a Middle/High School Open House on Saturday, May 3rd from 9:00 am to noon. Learn more about the achievements of our students -- like Deja, a ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2014, 7:15 AM by Lisa Kreinbring
  • HFA: SCS on DPTV's American Black Journal Set your DVR or plan to tune in! Joshua Williams, a 10th grader at HFA: SCS, and HFA: SCS art instructor Manal Kadry, taped an episode of American Black Journal ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2014, 2:18 PM by Lisa Kreinbring
  • Book Fair Continues Online Through April 8th Did you miss our book fair this week? You can still buy books online through April 8th! Visit and get lost in a good ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2014, 10:37 AM by Lisa Kreinbring
  • Open House - March 22nd, 9am-12pm Curious about Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies? Join us for our Open House on Saturday, March 22, 2014, between 9am and 12pm. You will have the opportunity to ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2014, 2:17 PM by Lisa Kreinbring
  • HFA: SCS in The Michigan Chronicle "Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies students receive 21 Regional Scholastic Art Awards," reports The Michigan Chronicle in a March 5, 2014 full page article. Download the article here
    Posted Mar 18, 2014, 1:58 PM by Lisa Kreinbring
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