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and we'll give you
The Academy offers both an academics and a performing arts curriculum. The award winning performing arts department allows students to express themselves creatively while giving them exposure to the fine arts. Classes include dance, orchestra, art, vocal, music and drama, all of which have been recognized in competitions and exhibitions locally and nationally... Read More
"The vision of Winans Academy is to open the door to rigorous academics, and expose students to the world of arts"
Winans Academy of Performing Arts, K- 8, has a cohesive plan for instruction and learning that is based on and aligned with the approved standards and expectations from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). MDE provides standards and expectations for the academic program, the performing arts program, a physical and health education program, and a technology program.
RWA Graduation 2021
We are excited to celebrate our graduating classs of 2021! Pictures and info available here.
Monthly Board Meeting
Notice of School Board Special Meeting
Please take notice that there will be a special meeting of the Board of Directors of the Rutherford Winans Academy.
Meetings of the Board of Education are open to the public and posted in compliance with Act No. 267 of the Public Acts of Michigan 1976.
Date of Meeting: Monday, May 23, 2022
Place of Meeting: Rutherford Winans Academy
16411 Curtis St.
Detroit, MI 48235
Hour of Meeting: 6:00 p.m.
Telephone Number of
Board Offices: (313) 852-0709
Board Minutes are Located at the Board Office:
16411 Curtis, Detroit, MI 48238
Di'ane Townsel, Board Secretary
Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations should call Administration at 313-852-1154 at least 2 days prior to the Board Meeting.