The Arts Academy in the Woods is a fine and performing arts public, charter high school serving students from Macomb, Wayne and Oakland counties. Our students complete the Michigan Merit Curriculum while majoring in one or more art areas: dance, vocal music, instrumental music, multimedia art, 2D art or 3D art. We are a small, close-knit community, and we serve a diverse group of 275-330 students and 15-18 teachers. Our community prides itself on its diversity; 60% of our students are white, 35% are African American, 33% are economically disadvantaged, 33% of our students are male. We also have a small but significant LGBT student community.
As an employee of the Academy, you would be a member of the Michigan Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff, Arts Academy in the Woods Federation of Teachers, AFT Michigan, AFL-CIO. You would also be enrolled in the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS) pension plan. https://www.michigan.gov/orsschools/ As an employee of the Academy, you would have the option to elect medical, dental, and life insurance. These benefits are available at minimal, if any, cost for full time employees and part time employees are responsible for a prorated portion of the premiums. Academy employees also have the opportunity to receive vision coverage for an additional cost. If you choose not to accept those benefits there is a cash payout associated with that decision.