...A public school where arts and academics blend in perfect harmony.

About Us

We believe education involves more than what you learn from books. At Arts Academy in the Woods, we help nurture and develop your child's talents.  Since our founding in August 2001, our students have practiced an art of their own choosing.  
Dance, music, visual arts or drama are a part of every student’s schedule -- ART EVERY DAY.  Our extensive arts program is combined with a solid academic curriculum, including math, science, English, and languages.
Arts Academy in the Woods is chartered by the Macomb Intermediate School District's Board of Education, who oversees its operations, including finances and curriculum.
We are located in a tranquil, tree-lined neighborhood in Fraser at 32101 Caroline Street, just northwest of the intersection of Masonic and Utica Road.
As a charter school that is free to any high school student in Michigan, we draw students from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Our Mission
Arts Academy in the Woods prepares our graduates to pursue the highest level of success in their post-secondary artistic, academic, vocational, and community lives.
Our Vision
Arts Academy in the Woods ….

Provides excellence in an integrated arts and academics education with high standards that challenge all students.

Embodies a safe and healthy physical and emotional environment that promotes inclusion and respect for individuality and diversity.

Believes that effective communication among stakeholders, especially engaged listening, is essential to the successful development of our school.

Supports and guides the student as artist through exploration, freedom of choice and expression, and frequent opportunities to showcase talents.

Is a unique educational experience in Southeastern Michigan that prepares students for post-secondary and vocational success with a lifelong appreciation for art and learning.

Staff embrace continuous learning with a passion for their content and the arts, while incorporating life skills and character development in their instruction.

Cultivates and nurtures the highest expectations for performance and behavior throughout our community


Lunch App

Free and Reduced Lunch Appplications can be completed online here LunchApp

Detroit Creativity Project

Our students regularly collaborate with Improvisational Theater artists from the Detroit Creativity Project. Detroit Creativity Project website

Support AAW when you shop online!

The next time you buy something on Amazon, try using AAW’s Amazon Smile link to give a portion of the proceeds to our school at no cost to y ...

PowerSchool App

PowerSchool has a free and easy to use app. Our District Code is CTFL Download the App

Ben’s Encore

Another huge thanks to Ben’s Encore for matching our fundraising for a set of classroom guitars. This gift is working out even better than w ...

Donors Choose

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.The Academy’s teachers post classroom project request ...



Arts Academy Calendar

This is the most current and up to date calendar for the Academy and all of our events