Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy (HFCA) currently serves 325 students, 99% of whom are of African-American descent and 18% of whom have special education diagnoses. Our scholars largely reside in Milwaukee's most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods (2:1 renter to homeowner ratios and average family income of $36,000) and most will be first-generation college students when they attend.
HFCA was established in 2004 as part of the parental choice program. Our school was founded by eight Milwaukee pastors and school reformer, Dr. Howard Fuller, in response to the community's desire to have access to a high-quality school that would prepare all scholars for college and career. Families choose HFCA because of our commitment to nurture our scholars to go to and through college.
As an independent, public charter school, we receive far less financial support as compared to traditional Wisconsin public schools. Our scholars rely on the generosity of individual, corporate, and foundation donors who are committed to equity for all of Milwaukee’s children.