About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Arts Academy in the Woods's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Arts Academy in the Woods had 14 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Michigan average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Arts Academy in the Woods Reviews
My daughter started attending AAW this year, and it has changed her life for the better. She is no longer an introvert. She is exploring the different art programs that the school has to offer. The principal and the ladies in the special education department seem truly dedicated and wonderful. I am so glad my daughter and I found this school.
Love this place! A nurturing environment that allows students room to be artists while still learning all the same academics they'd get at any Michigan high school. My kids went on to excellent colleges, and I believe their relationship to school and the world was changed by so much involvement in creative work. I wanted my children to be able to think, and AAW encouraged and nurtured independent thought and expression. It's amazing that this is a tuition-free school!
This school focuses on the fine and techinical arts, allowing students to explore their own creative souls. The teachers and administrators are devoted to the students and strive to allow each student to continually improve their own personal best. The compassion and patience of the staff at this school allowed my son who was in a fragile state following the deaths of his grandfather, grandmother, and a beloved family pet, the latitude to complete his studies in a patient, caring environment. I think it's safe to say this school probably saved his life. Thank-you AAW!
Great group of kids who deserve more than what they get. A sad old building, cutting vital programs, drama, instrumental music and sign language. No honors programs and a staff that only has a few shinning stars. Administration or lack of it is not approachable or even helpful
high staff turn over, lacking any real emphasis placed on academics and much drug use.
I wouldn't be who I am today if it weren't for AAW. I am extremely proud to have had the opportunity to attend this school.
My son has attended this amazing school for four years. I can honestly say it is the best experience he has ever had, both educationally and emotionally. The teachers and staff are incredible. The parents are great, too. And the students, unbelievable. They are so caring, intelligent and talented. I would pay full tuition to have my children attend AAW, but am blessed to not have to being a charter high school. My son is completely prepared for college thanks to everyone at AAW. I am so sad that this is my child's last year, and so is he.