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Now Accepting Enrollment Applications for 2018-2019

posted Mar 5, 2018, 12:49 PM by Lisa Kreinbring

Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design is now accepting applications from new students entering grades 9-12 for the 2018-19 school year. Visit the Admissions section of our website  to apply. Deadline for open enrollment and sibling priority for is April 30, 2018.

Upcoming Information Sessions for Prospective Students and Families

posted Jun 29, 2017, 12:35 PM by Lisa Kreinbring

Only a few open spots remain available for students for the upcoming school year! Prospective students and families who are looking to find out if the Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design is the best high school to serve their academic needs are encouraged to attend one of our Prospective Student Information Sessions. The sessions begin at 5:30pm. Parking is available across the street. Session dates are:

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 5:30pm.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 5:30pm.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 5:30pm.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 5:30pm.

Notice and Agenda: Special Meeting of the Board of Directors

posted May 20, 2016, 1:41 PM by Jeff Mesch

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Board of Directors of Henry Ford Learning Institute will be held on May 23, 2016. The Board will convene the meeting in Open Session at 3:30pm CDT. The Board will meet at 318 W. Houston Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205. Please see the attached document for further details.

Texas 21st Century Community Learning Centers

posted Mar 23, 2016, 6:04 AM by Jeff Mesch

Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design intends to apply to the Texas Education Agency for funding through the 2016-2017 Texas 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Cycle 9, Year 1 Request for Application. The application and any waiver request will be available for public review after submission of the application.

TEA Accountability Rating

posted Sep 4, 2015, 8:21 AM by Lisa Kreinbring

We are pleased to report that our school received a "Met Standard" rating for the 2014-15 school year, and earned distinction designations in four areas:

Academic Achievement in Reading/ELA
Academic Achievement in Mathematics
Top 25 Percent Student Progress
Post Secondary Readiness

Register Now for Innovation Springboard Jump Start, Aug. 20-21

posted Jul 14, 2015, 12:02 PM by Lisa Kreinbring   [ updated Jul 14, 2015, 12:03 PM ]

HFLI's Innovation Springboard Jump Start is a fun and engaging 2-day experience for all San Antonio-area students ages 14-19. Are you a recent Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design graduate? You can participate, too!

Innovation Springboard Jump Start takes Design Thinking to a new and exciting level. Design Thinking is a creative problem-solving approach that enables young people to build skills for innovating, including the ability to think creatively, work collaboratively with others, and implement innovations. You will have authentic, hands-on experiences that will help you develop your creative ideas and show you how you can use them to bring about change. Then, you will learn about how entrepreneurship skills can turn these ideas and prototypes into a reality with the help of real entrepreneurs and mentors.

Innovation Springboard Jump Start will be held on August 20 and 21 from 8:30am-5:30pm each day at Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design. A celebratory movie night with a screening of "Meet the Robinsons" will be held on August 21st and is free to all registered participants.

The registration cost of this workshop is $10, which will be refunded to you upon completion of the workshop on August 21. We will provide all materials, meals and snacks throughout the workshop, as well.

PLEASE NOTE: Additional permission forms will be required once registration is completed.

HFA: Alameda School Receives High Rating on 2013-14 School Report Card

posted Dec 17, 2014, 10:47 AM by Lisa Kreinbring

We are pleased to share the newly-released State of Texas 2013-14 School Report Card for Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design, which shows that our school received a high rating: Met Standard. The report card and our letter to families are available for download below. Our entire school community -- students, parents, teachers, staff and community partners -- can be proud of the strong support network we’ve built to help our students achieve at a level that exceeds the target scores for all three indexes on which we were measured. We hold ourselves to high expectations in our service to students and are committed to continuing to strengthen our academic, artistic and social/emotional programs. If you have any questions about the report card, please contact Ms. Sanchez. 

HFA: Alameda School Hosts PEOPLE en Espanol Editors, Celebrates Design Challenge Student Winner

posted Sep 8, 2014, 7:16 AM by Lisa Kreinbring   [ updated Sep 8, 2014, 7:18 AM ]

On August 28th, Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School of Art + Design students were treated to a career panel discussion featuring PEOPLE en Espanol editors Armando Correa and Zuania Capo and magazine publisher, Monique Manso, who were on site to recognize PEOPLE en Espanol “Festival Design Challenge” student winner Miguel Olivares.

Parent Letter

posted May 13, 2014, 5:20 PM by Lisa Kreinbring

May 13, 2014

Subject: School Leadership Transition

Families of Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design:

I am writing to you to share news of a change in our school leadership for the upcoming school year. Mr. Boggs is stepping down as principal of Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design. His last day with us is May 12, 2014. We thank Mr. Boggs for his work and wish him all the best in his future endeavors. Steps are being developed to identify a new principal, and we will share information when it becomes available.

Everyone at HFA: Alameda School remains focused on preparing our students for college and careers with a rigorous academic program that is strengthened through developing skills and talents in art and design. That promise to you and your student is at the center of our work every day and will continue to guide our efforts throughout the remainder of this school year and into the years to come. We are inspired by the abilities of our students and passionate about preparing them to seize life-changing opportunities.

There are many important events and exciting milestones to look forward to during the remainder of this school year, including:

* Night of the Arts – May 30, 2014

* End of the Year Award Ceremony/Junior Pinning – June 6, 2014

* 2014 Commencement Ceremony – June 17, 2014

Please talk with your child about the importance and the responsibility of finishing the school year strong. If you have questions about our principal transition, please contact me by email ( or by phone (210-226-4031).


Jessica Rae Sanchez
Acting Superintendent
Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design

HFA: Alameda School Student Wins State Poetry Out Loud Competition

posted Feb 25, 2014, 8:27 AM by Lisa Kreinbring

"Kristina Watkins, a senior at the Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design, won the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest in Austin on Saturday. High school students from across Texas participated in the poetry recitation contest for a chance to compete at the national contest in Washington, D.C. in April. The winner of that competition receives a $20,000 scholarship..." Read more in Steve Bennett's post on his Fine Print blog.

Photo Credit: Texas Commission on the Arts

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