Arts Academy in the Woods

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Arts Academy in the Woods (AAW)
32101 Caroline Street
Fraser, Michigan
Coordinates 42°31′57″N 82°57′07″W / 42.5324°N 82.9519°W / 42.5324; -82.9519Coordinates: 42°31′57″N 82°57′07″W / 42.5324°N 82.9519°W / 42.5324; -82.9519
Type Arts-oriented, charter, magnet high school
Established 2001
Principal Michael Mitchell[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 300+
Color(s) Green and White
Affiliation Fraser Public Schools

Arts Academy in the Woods, also known as AAW, is a charter, "magnet" high school located in Fraser, Michigan, United States. The school's educational focus is on the arts; primarily visual art, music, and performance art.


AAW students, exterior view of the school building; 2008-2009 term

Arts Academy in the Woods is chartered by the Macomb Intermediate School District's Board of Education, which oversees its operations, including finances and curriculum. The school is tuition-free and open to all Michigan students, grades 9-12, with an interest in the arts. Any secondary school student who qualifies as a resident of the State of Michigan is eligible to attend.

The Academy opened in August 2001, initially only to students entering the 9th grade. The 2002-2003 year included 9th and 10th grade students. 11th grade was added in 2003-2004, and finally, a senior class (12th grade) was added in the 2004-2005 school year.

AAW allows students to major in the Arts, while also attending "regular" high school classes. The arts program is combined with a full academic curriculum including math, science, English, and languages.


School Year 2008-2009[edit]

School Year 2007-2008[edit]


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