HFA: SCS opened on September 8, 2009 at the new A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education in Detroit's New Center area. Our school is a partnership led by Detroit's College for Creative Studies (CCS), a world leader in art and design education, and Henry Ford Learning Institute (HFLI), a non-profit organization founded by Ford Motor Company Fund and The Henry Ford and dedicated to creating public schools in public spaces.

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Founding Partners

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HFA: SCS is grateful to be supported by a range of local and national donors.

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Community Partners

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The HFA: SCS school design is rooted in an expectation that all students will go to college, will have deeply explored their interests in careers, and will have developed an ability to be creative and innovative. Hands-on, project based learning and intensive art and design preparation leverages the people and resources of the College for Creative Studies and the broad community across Detroit.

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As an achievement-focused Thompson Educational Foundation 90/90 school and part of the Public School Academies of Detroit system, HFA: SCS is committed to graduating at least 90 percent of its 9th grade students and sending at least 90 percent of graduates on to college. Our charter school is authorized by Grand Valley State University.

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Budget & Salary/Compensation Transparency Reporting

In accordance with Michigan Department of Education requirements HFA: SCS has posted a number of documents.

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