Harper Woods

High School

We are always available to consult on taking your higher education to the next level so you can stay competitive in the global world.

About HW High Schools

 Principal Alethea Wells, Ph.D.

I am Alethea Wells, Ph.D. in servant-leadership for the 2022-2023 academic school year. I pray this communication finds you and your loved ones in good health. As a single mother of a college graduate, the past 2 years has challenged the way in which we live, love, and laugh. I’ve had to say goodbye to friends & loved ones who transitioned from earth to angels in what seemed like overnight. It is by grace alone we enter this new school year with eternal optimism for the future of our students and we hope this generation values time; literally, every breath is a blessing.

High School

Harper Woods High School students have the opportunity to enroll in courses at the Harper Woods College and Career Institute.

Harper Woods High School students receive innovative instruction and are well prepared for success. DISCOVER YOU! Students can explore all occupational clusters of interest.
OUR staff provides high-quality, student-centered instruction focused on helping each student to reach his or her highest potential. Learning is supported with one-to-one technology for every Harper Woods High School student. In addition, counselors and OUR college advisor helps students to select courses and programs leading to a variety of post-secondary options. 

Our Students are College and Career Ready and Entrepreneurship Prepared 

Serving 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students, WE offer:

  • An Opportunity to Earn a Synergen Degree that includes: 
    a Rigorous High School Diploma, Career Pathway Certificate, and an Associate's Degree. 
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Dual Enrollment In Partnership With Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD)
  • Fine and Performing Art Programs
  • Foreign Language Programs
  • Athletic and Intramural Sports
  • 1-to-1 Technology
  • After-School Clubs and Activities

HWHS has a variety of extracurricular opportunities

HWHS athletic teams compete in the Oakland Activities Association (OAA). Students can participate in the following team sports:

  • Swim & Dive

  • Tennis 

  • Golf

  • Bowling

  • Boys & Girls Basketball

  • Cross Country

  • Competitive Cheer


  • Football

  • Baseball 

  • Softball

  • Sideline Cheer

  • Boys & Girls Soccer

  • Track & Field

  • Wrestling 


Other after-school activities include:

  • National Honors Society
  • Student Council
  • Intramural Activities
  • Tutoring mentoring support
  • Variety of Clubs 

Partnerships with community organizations and businesses bring additional educational experience to students through internships and mentorships.

Fine and Performing Arts Programs include:

  • Theater Arts
  • Chorus 
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Ensemble 
  • Music Theory
  • Painting, Sculpture, Dimensional Art
Meta 24

Meta 24 Director

"META24 provides students with an innovative learning environment. Students master skills in active ways, requiring them to think critically, problem-solve, and collaborate in a student-centered learning environment which includes foundational skills, and STEM-based projects. Students work in labs to MAKE a beneficial, sellable products. They learn how to write a business plan, launch their new ENTERPRISE. As they work collaboratively, they TEACH each other essential skills which help them ACHIEVE positive results. As they experience success in their efforts, they reflect and focus on how they were able to succeed in their respective business. These skills are meant to help them succeed in life beyond school. Some of the products created in META24 labs by students can be sold directly in the school while other products can be used to assist community businesses expand."