Ms. Jessica Sanchez is excited to return to our school. She was also a founding member of our school community and preceded Mr. Montez as our Superintendent/Principal. To ensure a smooth transition of school educational programming and operations, Ms. Sanchez began working closely with Mr. Montez on Oct. 2 and will continue to do so until his departure on October 9.
For a limited time, you can experience “Uncommon Art, Uncommon Times” – HFA’s 2020 Virtual Arts Showcase from the comfort and safety of your home. Our staff and students have created three interactive galleries for you to wander and enjoy at your own pace.
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.
Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design (HFA), has developed and implemented an Alternate Learning Plan for its high school students as a result of COVID-19.
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.
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.
The Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21) has highlighted 18 early learning centers, K–12 schools, districts and beyond school programs in the U.S. as 21st Century Learning Exemplars for 2019.
Our high school is among the top five Best Arts Schools in Texas in Niche rankings — and we are the only San Antonio school that appeared in that elite group.
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:
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.”
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
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.