Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies is a charter middle and high school (grades 6 – 12) founded and operated by CCS and the Henry Ford Learning Institute. It has a strong art and design focus combined with an academic curriculum keyed to the Michigan Common Core standards. Its purpose is to give inner-city students the opportunity to pursue a path leading to an art and design college and ultimately to a career in the creative industries. It is located in the Taubman Center. CCS faculty and students, and particularly the Art Education department, play an active role at the school.