STUDENTS/ ADVOCATES

Clara B. Ford Academy is based on the concept that Student Advocate commitment, involvement, and participation are critical to the success of a student's educational process. For Clara B Ford’s unique population, Student Advocates represent the parent, therapist, DHS Worker, Youth and Family Specialist, Educational Specialist and/or person’s legally representing the student and their educational plan. Student Advocates can find information about the academy on this website, including but not limited to, the student handbook, dress code, school closure information, transcript request, and staff contact information.

Students

Clara B Ford Academy (CBF) provides educational services for females, grades 5-12.  Average student enrollment at CBF is 130.

CBF serves students that reside or have resided on Vista Maria’s campus. All former residents of Vista Maria are invited to continue their education in the Continuing Student Program (CS) at CBF. 

Student Dress Code Policy

Student Dress Code Guidelines

School Calendar

Class Times

1st Hour: 8:15-8:45 am
2nd Hour: 8:47-9:47 am
3rd Hour: 9:49-10:49 am
4A: Lunch 10:51-11:21 am; Class 12:23-12:23 pm
4B: Class 10:51-11:51 am; Lunch 11:53-12:23 pm
5th Hour: 12:25-1:25 pm
6th Hour: 1:27-2:27 pm

Student Handbook/Code of Conduct

Please read the student handbook to better understand the policies and procedures related to school life.

Technology Guidelines

The Technology Team supports student success by providing equipment, resources, training and
technical support district-wide for students and staff. Please review and fill out the Technology Equipment Use Agreement for specific information.

School Closing Information

If Clara B. Ford Academy is closed for inclement weather, the decision will be made by 6:00 a.m. If it
becomes necessary to close school early, Student Advocates or a person on an emergency contact
information will be notified. All school closings will be posted on the school website, accessed at
www.cbfacademy.com, and broadcast on the following television stations after that time:

  • CBF School Messenger

  • WWJ 950 AM

  • Local News stations: WDIV Local 4, Fox 2 Detroit, WXYZ Detroit 7

Continuing Student Enrollment

Click here for Continuing Student Program application: CS Application

Transcript Request

CBF provides transcripts to former students. Transcripts are often requested to pursue higher education,
employment opportunities, and establish personal identification. Please complete the Student
Transcript Request Form and fax it to Ms. J.Hilberath at 313-982-9217 or email it to
j.hilberath@cbfacademy.com

Power School Portal:

If you do not have User name or Password, contact Ms. Purcell at (313) 436-0020.

Click here for Power School-Parent Portal: PowerSchool

Student Advocates

Our unique population may have support from persons other than parents such as: foster parents, guardians, DHS workers, therapist, and others. For these supports CBF have adopted the term “Student Advocate”.

Click here for current Student Handbook:
CBF Student Handbook 2021-2022

At Clara B Ford we are proud of the relationship that we have with Student Advocates. Collaboration between CBF and Student Advocates can be found through the following resources. 

Also, keep up to date with the School Calendar.

School Reach:


An additional resource for Student Advocates is School Reach.  Instant Parent Contact notifies Student Advocates of important information including school closings, emergency announcements, Student Advocate conference reminders and more.  

 

Annual Education Report 2020-2021

Power School-Parent Portal:


Power School-Parent Portal is one of the resources offered to Student Advocates that allow access to your student’s attendance, grades, assignments and more!  Student Advocates will be provided with User name and Password from Clara B. Ford. 

 

If you do not have User name or Password, contact Ms. Purcell at (313)436-0020.

Click here for Power School-Parent Portal: PowerSchool

Request for Student Records

Only parents, legal guardians, or legal age students may request the release of student records. Photo ID must be provided for identification verification.

Clicked Here for Request for Student Records Form

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School Song

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CBF ACADEMY, REPRESENTIN THE CITY OF THE ‘D’

CBF ACADEMY, REPRESENTIN THE CITY OF THE ‘D’,

WHERE BY EXAMPLE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS LEAD,

EDUCATING MINDS WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THEY NEED.

TEACHERS GOT THE TOOLS ON WHICH YOU SHOULD FEED,

LEARNING HOW TO BEAT THE MEAP…YES INDEED.

S.A.T, QUALITY CORE, SCANTRON TESTING AND EVEN MORE,

FLYING LIKE THE MONARCHS IN THE SKY WE WILL SOAR,

SUCCESS IS THE ONLY OPTION; THAT’S WHAT IT’S FOR.

CBF ACADEMY! CBF ACADEMY! CBF ACADEMY!

GOOOOOOO  MONARCHS.

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