Why HFA?


HFA presents students with a rigorous curriculum, where they not only become proficient in content knowledge, but develop critical 21st Century Skills, such as problem-solving, collaboration, technology skills, and speaking in front of groups.  


Henry Ford Academy is a FREE, public charter, college preparatory high school. 


HFA is uniquely located inside Greenfield Village and The Henry Ford Museum. Ninth grade students attend classes in The Henry Ford Museum. Students in the 10th - 12th grades attend classes in Greenfield Village. 


We are extremely proud of our graduating seniors of the Class of 2023. Due to their hard work and dedication they were awarded $4,194,784 in grants and scholarships!


Following Best Practices outlined by the National Education Association (nea), HFA runs on a trimester system with block scheduling of classes. The school day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm.  We feel these practices contribute to our attendance rate of 96.6%.


Understanding that not all students are at the same academic level, HFA allows students who qualify to participate in the Accelerated Curriculum Experience (ACE) and Dual Enrollment programs. The ACE program offers 9th grade students the opportunity to test out of some 9th grade classes which then allows them to take upper level classes during the 9th grade year. This moves students through the HFA curriculum at an accelerated pace and allows them to qualify for Dual Enrollment during their junior and senior years. Dual Enrollment allows 11th and 12th graders who are eligible to receive college credit while still in high school by enrolling in classes at Henry Ford College. 


Henry Ford Academy promotes a college culture. Each year students are taken on field trips to visit colleges. Students tour local, in-state, and out of state colleges. Representatives from several colleges and universities visit our campus each fall allowing HFA students to apply and be interviewed onsite for immediate acceptance. 


All students are encouraged to participate in after school activities, student organizations and athletic programs the Academy offers. Students who are eligible are also invited to participate in the German Foreign Exchange program and the Spanish Travel Abroad program. 


All HFA students must complete the Senior Mastery Program (SMP), a supervised work-based learning experience. The SMP allows students to explore a career path they find interesting with the help of a mentor within that career. Students begin planning for the SMP their freshmen year as they develop their Educational Development Plan (EDP). By the end of the SMP, students demonstrate and increase their self-confidence and social maturity and have an increased awareness of their own interest, abilities, and skills to assist them in identifying and setting up future career and personal goals.