SFF Detroit

Detroit’s first SFF school is opening September 2012! Read the school opening press release to learn more.

We’re hard at work with our Detroit partner Black Family Development Inc. to bring staff on board and get everything ready for our first group of 110 students. Students about to enter high school who are two or more years behind are welcome to enroll. SFF accepts students regardless of entering reading and math skill levels.

School Location:  12121 Broadstreet, Detroit  (located in the same building as Hope Academy)

"No one is targeting at-risk kids like Schools for the Future. It’s a very powerful model….it offers one of the most comprehensive, innovative approaches to teaching we’ve reviewed. - Lou Glazer, Michigan Future

Interesting in being an SFF student?

Let us know and we’ll get right back in touch to schedule an interview so you can learn about us and we can learn about you.

Want to join our staff team? Now hiring.

We’re looking for creative, collaborative people who care deeply about creating a different kind of educational experience for students who have struggled in traditional school settings and who have the passion (and patience) to work on the cutting edge of educational technology. See current job opportunities 

Important Dates

  • Staff Hiring Period       April 1-June 1
  • Staff Training 3 weeks June 25-29, July, 1 week in August. Incudes SFF methods training and curriculum preparation.
  • Student Enrollment       May-July
  • SFF Detroit Open House July 26, 2012 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm and August 29, 2012 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Student Orientation     Mandatory one-week orientation: July 16-20, 2012 OR August 7-10, 2012
  • School Start Date         September 4, 2012 

About Detroit SFF

Students who graduate from SFF Detroit will receive a regular high school diploma and will pass the same comprehensive assessments required of all Michigan high school students. SFF students will also be prepared to score a 21 or higher on the ACT Test, a national college admissions exam. Because the school is fully performance-based, students graduate as soon as they demonstrate they are college and career ready, whether it takes 3, 4, or 5 years.

SFF Detroit will operate as a public charter school, authorized by Eastern Michigan University and supported by Michigan Future. The school will be managed by our Detroit partner Black Family Development Inc. (BFDI). A highly regarded non-profit community agency, BFDI has a 35-year track record working on behalf of Detroit youth and families and offers a full continuum of youth and family services and community programs. BFDI also serves as the lead partner for the Detroit Promise Neighborhoods initiative.