About Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy

College, career & life ready

Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy does more than prepare scholars for higher education and careers. We provide them with the skills necessary to affect change in society and help transform their local, national and global communities.


Relationships that I form throughout my life matter in my college and career journey.
Each scholar has an adult mentor who is invested in the student's success. Mentor and Mentee work closely to nurture the development of the scholars’ inner life making college access and academic achievement possible.


I am capable of intellectual challenge and academic success.

Our scholars are developed as empowered and eager learners capable of acquiring knowledge in a variety of disciplines and settings.


I can see myself going to and through college.
Our scholars are keenly aware of all of the post-secondary opportunities available to them and have aspirations for college acceptance, persistence and college graduation.

who we are

Founded in 2004, Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy (HFCA) is a public charter high school delivering a college-focused education to high school scholars from across the City of Milwaukee for over 16 years. 

Our school sets ambitious goals for student achievement with the goal of creating scholars who are college, career, and life ready. Our graduates are consistently accepted into colleges and universities at a rate of 100% percent
since 2012. 

We do more than prepare our scholars for higher education. We provide them with the skills necessary to make change in society and help transform their local, national, and global communities. 

A 16-Year History
of Progress

Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy was founded in 2004 by eight notable pastors and Dr. Howard Fuller. We value students’ learning strengths and differences, identities, and voices with the mission of sending scholars to and through college. In 2019, Milwaukee Collegiate Academy was renamed to honor student advocate and Board Chair Emeritus Dr. Howard Fuller.

A transformational moment

Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy is in a growth phase, with scholars enrolling from across the city to join our college-prep, personalized learning environment. Our growing student population has demonstrated that the goal of 500 scholars is achievable however our current facility is inadequate for our programming including our Early College Program and our technology, health care, and business Career Pathways


College acceptance rate since 2012

Over 300 scholars with growing enrollment

Over 60 scholars have earned early college credit since the pilot began in 2018.


100% of our scholars receive for free and reduced lunch; 98% are Black; and 18% of scholars have a diagnosed learning disability.

Our Mission

Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy’s mission is to nurture scholars capable of transforming their world by sending them to and through college.


scholars enrolled in our high performing high school program


of scholars will graduate and are accepted by a 2-year or 4-year college or university



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Dr. Howard Fuller
Collegiate Academy

4030 N. 29th Street,
Milwaukee, WI 53216
PHONE: (414) 873-4014
FAX: (414) 873-4344
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Judith Parker, Principal

© since 2013 by Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy

Our Eight Character Strengths

  • Love
  • Optimism
  • Zest
  • Social Intelligence
  • Grit
  • Curiosity
  • Self Control
  • Gratitude

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