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Henry Ford Academy
Preparing students for college, careers, and the global community
Henry Ford Academy is the nation's first charter school developed jointly by a global corporation, public education and a world-renowned cultural institution.
Established in 1997, the Henry Ford Academy was conceived, developed, and implemented in cooperation with Ford Motor Company and The Henry Ford, and chartered by Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency. It is a college prep high school (grades 9-12) located inside Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village and surrounded by the campus of Ford Motor Company. Students come from districts within Wayne County, as well as private, parochial, and home schools. This model partnership focuses some of the best thinking from the business, non-profit, and public education worlds toward the common goal of building a school that prepares students for life in the 21st century.
Henry Ford Learning Institute has successfully launched three other schools, based on the Henry Ford Academy model, in Detroit, Chicago, and San Antonio as part of the Henry Ford Academy Network of Schools. Henry Ford Academy Network of Schools engages students and prepares them for the future through strong academics, a college-going culture, career exploration, and real-world experiences that focus on innovation and creativity.