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485 West Milwaukee St
Detroit, MI 48202

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(313) 481-4000
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August 10, 2015
As a former employee, I can tell you I would NEVER send my child here. The principal is full of himself and allows the children to do what they want. He is not supportive of staff and even fired 1/2 of them last year. Glad I left before he ruined my credentials. He obviously cannot run a high school.

- submitted by a teacher

May 13, 2015
I have subbed for this school on more than one occasion and i can tell you, first hand, that the kids are very disrespectful, rude. They literally can do anything they want ... use phones,talk on them , be late to class, there's no consequences for ANYTHING!!!! i WOULD NEVER SEND MY CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL!!! STaff is wonderful but this school clearly needs more structure and to cut the niceness out with these kids!!!! They dont need friends they need ENFORCERS !!!!!

- submitted by a teacher

May 12, 2015
This is the worst school my daughter has attended. Not only are the teachers unconcerned, inaccurate, and a host of other things...the students are VERY disrespectful and rude! To say the curriculum is average would be an understatement. Now that they're under new administration, things seem to be going downhill fast. I definitely wouldn't recomment this school to anyone

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2015
I am a former staff member of the elementary school and worked with HFA:SCS's current principal. The current principal (started in the 2014-2015 school year) exhibited a supreme lack of leadership. He was unaware of what was actually happening in classrooms and supported teachers who intimidated and demeaned students. He did not get to know most of the students, and many of my students did not recognize him. They thought he was just the guy who would yell at them occasionally in the cafeteria, and then would retreat to his office. I think the school has a lot of dedicated teachers who are trying to make a difference, but unfortunately, the tone coming from the top has a strong negative effect on the school culture.

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2015
Jan. 2015 I absolutely love this school. My child has been is finishing up her third year. Her testing scores has increased. Her strategies to solve issues have become clearer. She has become interactive within the sports & activities. The teachers usually respond. If there is a problem they work with you to resolve. There was only one time an issue resulted in an unpleasant scenario. Their curriculum is good. The staff has always been friendly and eager to assist.

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February 08, 2014
I think this is a good school, but some of the teachers seem like they do not care about the children. Also some of the children in the school are very rude to the teachers, parents, and the other children. And we would like more things like music, dancing, etc.

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February 07, 2014
my son school is henry ford academy for creative studies. He seems to enjoy going their. He has been going since the first day of opening. He needs help in some of his classes, I am glad they have afterschool programs like study hall and tutoring. He needs to stay more focus on his studies and homework. Sometimes its hard for him to remember what day his homework is do. The school staff do a great job in keeping up about my son work. And his counselor does a great job! His annual IEP has improve that program has a wonderful caring staff Mr. Goetz.

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February 01, 2013
We are extremely happy with HFA: SCS and parents and just as important, our 7th grader is having a better school experience than she had in a private Montessori school. The teachers are responsive to emails and phone calls, make time to support our child during the day and after school as needed, and since she is 2 years ahead of her grade level in several areas, the school has arranged for her to be in 9th grade biology and participate in an online Carnegie 9th grade algebra course. Again she gets support for the acceleration during the day and after school, and the teachers keep me as a parent informed on her progress. The art studios are incredibly well stocked with both supplies and amazing art instructors who are themselves artists. Our students also loves the food and eats every day the lunch meets our no-beef diet. If you are looking for a great school for your child, be sure to check out HFA: SCS. It's amazing.

- submitted by a parent

July 14, 2012
Please do not let the reviews below me sell you a false advertisement I was a student at this school and I know what really happens behind the scenes. Teachers were not as caring as they seemed the often gave us worksheet to do for the entire hour while they relaxed at there desk. Our principal was never on the school grounds or in her office meaning students could not voice their concerns about the school to her. While our school had some after school clubs we had no form of foreign language, computer class, music / acting classes not to mention a library. We were forced to take art and physical education every semester. Lunch was horrible all the kids( 6-8 grade) had to stand in a giant snake like line just to get our food. If you were unlucky enough to be toward the end of the line you only had 10 minutes to eat and was left with a very limited selection of food. Afterwards we had to report to our form which is like a homeroom. I disliked form because I felt it was a waste of a hour while in form we were suppose to talk about every day life and things that bothered us but once again we were giving a worksheet.

- submitted by a community member

July 14, 2012
Another thing I didn't like was Stop Drop & Design we spent a week working on a project that we could use to improve the community in the end we never used the projects we worked so hard on and the kids never took it seriously they just did what they pleased for a week. One last thing the school has no source of transportation meaning kids have to get dropped off at the school the parking lot was so small only about 3 cars could get in at a time to drop off students and After school pick up was a disaster student were suppose to get picked up from the parking lot across the street but none of the parents listened and getting to the school seemed impossible because traffic was terrible with rush hour and over 300 hundred kids trying to get picked up. For the few parents that did follow directions they were faced with the fact that their child had been waiting in a parking lot with no supervision. Me and my Mother where very displeased with what this school had to offer and i would recommend you send your child elsewhere.

- submitted by a community member

July 09, 2011
HFA:SCS is an academically challenging school with a wonderful array of after school programs and tutoring for children to participate in. The teaching staff are PHENOMENAL and caring, who challenge the students in every way. There's a tremendous amount of homework, however, and students must be ORGANIZED...this is where Parental Involvement is KEY! The teachers are very approachable and work together with parents to ensure student growth and success. The learning space is ideal for creativity and the projects that must be completed allow the children to think critically. Public speaking is encouraged through their presentations. A++ for that!! Down side is parent involvement is needed, especially after school, to monitor children (who can be rowdy at times). Pluses outweigh the downside.

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July 07, 2011
Every child has every opportunity to learn and grow in this school. There is constant after school tutoring, the children learn through projects that at times involve the entire school, all of the field studies are very educational, there are school mentors, counselors of all sorts, accomodations for children with special needs who need special resources in order to learn well, peer mentoring and tutoring is available, learning labs are available for all children, and majority of the teachers and school staff always go that extra mile to help your child succeed in their school work as well as a person.

- submitted by a parent
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On June 10, HFA: SCS families, staff, partners and friends celebrated our second graduating class 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 nearly $2.5M in scholarships. Graduates are attending a range of 2 and 4-yr colleges and universities.

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Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies
485 West Milwaukee St , Detroit, MI  48202
(313) 481-4000
Last modified Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies is a Charter school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top