HFLI Network Schools


Henry Ford Learning Institute is a Dearborn, Michigan-based non-profit launched in 2003 as a partnership between Ford Motor Company Fund and The Henry Ford to bring a new model of education to America’s urban communities, based in part on the education reform model first implemented at Henry Ford Academy in Dearborn, MI in 1997.

In 2008, HFLI opened Henry Ford Academy: Power House High, a charter high school developed in partnership with Homan Square, an award-winning community development project on the site of the original Sears, Roebuck and Co. world headquarters in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood. HFA: Power House High is chartered by Chicago Public Schools.

HFLI opened two more Henry Ford Academies in 2009. Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies is a 6-12 public school academy in Detroit that is a partnership with the College for Creative Studies. HFA: School for Creative Studies is chartered by Grand Valley State University and is a part of the Public School Academies of Detroit system.

Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design is a charter high school in San Antonio that is a partnership with The Museo Alameda, the nation’s first affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. HFA: Alameda School for Art + Design is chartered by the Texas Education Agency.

Today, 510 students in grades 9-12 attend the original Henry Ford Academy in Dearborn, MI which is a content-rich learning environment at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village on The Henry Ford’s campus. The Academy has the highest ACT score of any open enrollment school serving Detroit students according to the Excellent Schools Detroit 2011 Report Card. Its cumulative graduation rate is greater than 90%, and 100% of the graduating classes of 2007 - 2011 were accepted to two- and four-year colleges and universities.

During the 2011-2012 school year, HFLI is serving 1,900 students across four Henry Ford Academies. Each of our schools is located at the center of a tightly-knit, growth-oriented community -- a partnership between HFLI and local organizations designed to impact student achievement, the community and education as a whole.