SAN ANTONIO - The Henry Ford Learning Institute in Michigan will open a high school in San Antonio this fall, according to the San Antonio Business Journal. The Alameda School for Art + Design will offer a college-preparatory curriculum for high school students who are interested in studying creative arts.

The Institute already operates Henry Ford Academy in Dearborn, a charter public school, as well as a school in Chicago.

Students who enroll in the Alameda program will take four years of math, science, social studies and language arts, but also art and design, the Journal reported. Courses will be project-based and will incorporate work in area studios as well as off-site experiences and internships, according to the Journal.

The Dearborn-based Institute plans to open a national network of small high schools in major cultural institutions, working with community organizations, according to information at its Web site. Each school will be based on the Henry Ford Academy model; students there take courses and complete projects at The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn.

SOURCE:
San Antonio Business Journal, "Alameda School for Art + Design plans fall opening," May 11, 2009

FURTHER READING:
Michigan Education Report, "Should Michigan lift the cap on charter public schools? Yes," Nov. 21, 2006

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