Experience 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 Updates

The October menu is available at this link. We will also have  a Salad Bar available again beginning Monday September 29.

Welcome New Board member

Please welcome Kathy Wood, who is the newest member of our school’s board of directors.  Kathy was unanimously appointed. Kathy is a long-ti ...

Oral History Project Update

Last fall the Social Studies Department asked you to vote online every day so we could win a grant from the Michigan Schools and Government Credit ...

AAW Summer Camp?!?!

You heard it right, folks! Arts Academy in the Woods has won a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) to put on an ...

Jazz Band Excels

Congratulations to the jazz band on their performance on March 26 at the Jazz Band Festival at Royal Oak High School. They received a score of 2/5 ...

AAW Stars Shining Brightly

Holly Galvan has been named to represent the Academy as part of the Macomb County All Academic team. Student’s GPA and ACT scores are used to rank ...

Yearbook Updates

School Photo touchups: If you had a school photo taken and would like some airburshing done to it at no charge, we have an online request form or ...


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