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SAN ANTONIO, MAY 21st: While educators, students and families adapt to find “normalcy”
amidst the COVID-19 quarantine, Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design
demonstrates a hope that still burns bright during these uncertain times. Keeping creativity and
innovation alive, the college preparatory high school is hosting an online art show, “Uncommon
Art, Uncommon Times,” on May 28th.

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KSAT Spotlights Virtual Learning at HFA

We welcomed the KSAT team (at a social distance of course!) into our new space at UTSA to better understand the current HFA student learning experience. Art continues to be so important to our students – art as expression, therapy, community building, social commentary and more.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Families

This afternoon, UTSA announced that it is extending spring break for its students through the week of March 15 so it can continue to prepare its campuses against the threat of coronavirus while ensuring the academic progress of its students. They are doing this with an abundance of caution and the knowledge that many of their students have traveled distances during their break.

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We are on our way to UTSA

The Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design is bringing its nationally recognized educational program to UTSA’s Downtown Campus beginning Jan. 6. 

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2019 A-F Accountability Rating

We are pleased to report that the Texas Education Agency has recognized Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design with a “B” report card rating in its 2019 A-F Accountability Ratings, with distinction in Social Studies. Our school’s rating shows improvement over the prior year.

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Announcing a New School Leader

Mr. Jeremiah Montez, one of our school’s founding lead teachers, has
enthusiastically accepted an offer to become acting Superintendent/Principal of HFA: Alameda School as of August 1, 2018.

Mr. Montez has worked side-by-side with Ms. Sanchez Todd as our Vice Principal, as well as overseeing Special Education needs and compliance, for the past several years.

For those of you who know Mr. Montez, you will certainly recognize the strengths and values he brings to our school community. We are confident that he will lead us into the next chapter of our school’s growth and development.

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HFA Students Soar at VASE Regionals

Fourteen of our HFA students participated in the regional Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) competition at East Central High School — with stellar results! Of those 14 students, every single one received the highest score of IV and seven received perfect scores of 60. One of the students, Paul A., was chosen to move onto the state competition. We are so proud of the students and their incredible artwork:

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TEA Accountability Ratings

HFA is on the move! Newly-released TEA Accountability Ratings show that our school met all target standards and increased scores on every indices. Superintendent Todd reflects: “As they say, all great change takes time and change is happening. We are working to create sturdy academic foundations so we may continue to lead our students on the path of becoming lifelong learners. Congratulations to students, parents, and staff! Let’s make this year the best one yet.”

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Using Design Thinking to Strengthen School Culture

Over the course of two days, teams participated in activities to create connections and design a way to strengthen the culture across the school community. The learning experience culminated in pitch event, with teams presenting their creative solutions and business models for implementation. Students’ prototype solutions

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HFA Student Wins National Art Award

Shelby Hanna was awarded a National Gold Medal at the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. She was one of only five students from San Antonio to receive a gold medal. This year, more than 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted to the program. Less than 1% were recognized at the national level. Shelby and other students from around the country who won highest honors received their awards at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on Thursday, June 8.

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