A free public high school and now middle school that offers
Art Every Day
Take this video tour to catch a glimpse of school life, Arts Academy style. Watch how AAW Students are learning and thriving through art every day! At Arts Academy in the Woods High School, and Middle School, prepare to learn Math through Music, Physics through Dance, Science through Fine Art and so much more! Prepare for Possibility!
Updates from Dr. Mitchell and Mrs. Ignagni will be added to our Daily Announcements on our website. You can always find the most up-to-date news there!
12/2 – Noel Night; all are invited and select performers will represent the Academy
12/11 – Board meeting (Board meeting time has changed to 6pm)
12/12 – PTO Meeting
We have some very exciting activities planned for our students this year!
We are looking for some volunteers to chair committees for the following events:
We are hoping to have two volunteers to run these events with PTO support. This would include creating wish lists, organizing volunteers, and running the event. If you are interested or have any questions, please email us at email@example.com
If you are looking for less commitment, please consider volunteering for any of the following:
Emails with sign up links will be forthcoming! Thank you to all our AAW families for your ongoing support!
College Visits: Check the website for upcoming college visits Sign up using the QR codes around school or contact a school counselor for more information.
The Academy has set Thursdays as Detroit Sports Teams Day in honor of Sammy. You are invited to wear your favorite Detroit Teams’ gear each Thursday for Sammy.
Lost and Found – don’t forget to check the benches for any missing items.
Arts Academy in the Woods has been asked to perform at “Noel Night” produced by Midtown Detroit Inc, on Saturday, December 2nd. Dance Company, Tap, Jazz Band, and ALL Choirs will be performing at The Michigan Science Center. Dance will be on a stage, choir and band will be performing in the new “Earth, Wind, and Weather” exhibit.
For students who will be performing, we will have a bus to transport students to the event. Please check your email for additional details from Mr. Wotherspoon and your arts teachers. Please plan to have performers at the Arts Academy by 4:45 PM to take the bus.
Families are invited to attend Noel Night and can meet us at the Science Center. There are many family activities at Noel Night throughout the entire Downtown area. You can find additional activities at the Noel Night website.
We will perform at the Michigan Science Center. Specific Details are available here: https://www.noelnight.org/michigan-science-center
Friday, November 11 was Ms. Marks’ last day at the Arts Academy. She had a profound impact on our community, and we wish her well in her new position.
We also have two fresh staff members to help pick up where Ms. Marks left off. First, our new Special Education Director, Dr. Marsh, started on November 1 and is already getting a great start supporting our staff and students. Second, we have Ms. Brokensha joining our team. She will teach Language Arts to allow Mr. Campbell more time to focus on supporting Special Education.
Please help me in welcoming Dr. Marsh and Ms. Brokensha to our community!
At November’s Board meeting, the Board elected two new members and updated their officers.
Sue Bresky – Chair
Angel Ingram – Vice Chair
Nicole Collins – Treasurer
Julianne Cuneo – Secretary
Tom Dobbs – Director
On behalf of the community, thank you for your continued direction and support!
Custom Arts Academy t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, bags, backpacks, and other accessories are available on the Arts Academy Merch page on our website. Check out all the options at the link below!
All merchandise is created by D&B Embroidery which is owned and operated by an Arts Academy family.
A portion of each sale will benefit the Arts Academy PTO!
We have been asked to share a resource with our community members with disabilities. The Disability Network Eastern Michigan is a Center for Independent Living. Independent Living changes attitudes, expands community options, removes barriers, and increases choice.
Disability Network Eastern Michigan is committed to promoting inclusion for all by breaking down barriers and opening paths towards independence and personal choice through resources, advocacy, information, support, and education.
They have a calendar of community engagement opportunities available at this link: https://www.dnemichigan.org/calendar/
Scan the QR code, enter the school code, and get your Yearbook at a discounted price. For more information contact Mx. B in the art room.