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.


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

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.


Commit to
the Future

Learning at Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy empowers students by coaching scholars to understand their lives as learners and leaders.

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.

The Case for a
new school building

In 2020, our Board of Directors voted to build a new school preferably near the Halyard Park Neighborhood. This area was chosen because it is in the midst of a nearly $100 million revitalization, its central location, and connection to current and future business, families and community partners.

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.


Transforming their world

Service to the community is integrated into our culture. During COVID, a team of scholars, staff and alumni sponsored a car wash and used the proceeds to show their support local first responders, food pantries and community groups by partnering with two Black-owned businesses at the Sherman Phoenix.


Launching College Careers from Day One

The school’s Early College scholars are making huge gains in both the academic and soft skills necessary for college persistence.


Alumni Engagement

Every year, our scholars have a special opportunity to learn from HFCA graduates on Alumni Day. This school tradition is a chance for current scholars to learn from the experiences of former scholars about their journey that has taken them to and through college.

Our Vision

Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy’s vision is to produce responsible leaders through academic mastery, community focused education and the fostering of lifelong learning in any environment.

Our Preferred Future

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


of Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy’s scholars have a 
mentor and are 
on a post-secondary pathway.


“Our children are our most precious gift from God. It is our responsibility to love them, to nurture them, to care for them and to make sure every single one of them receives a quality education.”

— Dr. Howard Fuller


Gifts to our Capital Campaign will allow Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy to have an equitable facility  to prepare scholars for college, career and life.

Our Partners

Commit to the future

For more information about our Capital Campaign, please contact Darryll Fortune at d.fortune@howardfullerca.org

Commit to the Future Capital Campaign Chairs

Cory Nettles, Patty Cadorin, and  Thelma Sias

Capital Campaign Cabinet

Lauren Feaster
Professional Dimensions
John and Lindy Florsheim
Weyco Group
Howard Fuller
Co-Founder & Board Chair Emeritus
David Gay
EY, Managing Partner
Mike Lovell
President, Marquette University
Michelle Nettles
HFCA Board Chair, ManpowerGroup, Chief People & Culture Officer
Kevin Newell
Royal Capital Group, President & CEO
James Phelps
JCP Construction and MLK BID
Deb Schultz
Board Member; VP New Business, Northwestern Mutual
Tim Sheehy
President MMAC
Jud Snyder
BMO Harris, President
Mary Ellen Stanek
MD and CIO of Baird Advisors and President of Baird Funds
Paul Sweeney
PS Capital Partners; Chair of MMAC Education Committee
Joe and Jenifer Tate
Tate Enterprises, HFCA Board Member (Joe)
Greg Wesley
Medical College of Wisconsin, SVP, Strategic Alliance and Business Development