DPS High Schools offer Detroit 8th grade students career path options from medical to musical and more

New High School Open House Series tailored for 8th grade students

Detroit Public Schools launched this month a NEW initiative to ensure Detroit 8th grade students can explore the District’s High Schools before the spring Enrollment period to allow parents/guardians and their children to make the best decision possible for their High School of choice. All Detroit 8th grade students graduating in June 2016 are welcome to attend these fun and engaging events.

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DPS Is Raising Literacy with Text Message Program

LitWorld E-blast5The DPS Office of Literacy launched a new literacy text messaging initiative. Families in grades K-8 will receive one weekly text message on Monday evenings at 6 p.m. The text will be a resource or a tip on how to boost literacy for students in school and when at home.

Parents can opt-in to receiving the text messages and all other District phone messages by following these simple instructions:

  1. Text the word optin to 68453.
  2. Look out for a confirmation message.
  3. If at anytime you want to opt out, text STOP to quit, HELP for help.

Please note, although the district does not charge for this service, it does not pay for text message charges that may be incurred by parents for sending or receiving text messages. Parents should check with their wireless carrier for possible charges.

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Picking the Perfect School

Picking the Perfect School GuideHot off the presses! Take a look at the brand new Picking the Perfect School Guide!

Want to know more about our arts programs? Our elementary golf programs? The awesome Public School League?  From Dual Language Immersion to single-gender schools to African-Centered Education, DPS has it all!

See the full guide here: Picking the Perfect School Guide

Learn more about our “Best Kept Secrets,” like our offerings at Camp Burt Shurly and Davis Aerospace Technical High School!

How Can You Make a Difference?

To pick up guides to take out to your neighborhood, grocery stores or businesses, call the DPS Enrollment Growth room at (313) 873-6345. Or sign up to be an AMBASSADOR!

Become a DPS Ambassador!

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See our GREAT students and the fantastic learning opportunities happening in DPS!

See It! Believe It! Share It!

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Congratulations to the Martin Luther King High Crusaders as Division II Champions!

Final score: DPS MLK: 40; Lowell: 38

Also, we’d like to acknowledge the Cass Tech Technicians on a stellar season! They celebrated many great accomplishments and ended this season with outstanding sportsmanship.

“Even though Cass Tech came up short against Romeo in Saturday’s division I championship contest, the Technicians could very well get another crack at the 2016 title since several impact players are due to return,” according to the Free Press article.

Photos by: Bonnie Warmack

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New DFD/DPS Academy to prepare Detroit students to be hired as firefighters and EMTs immediately upon graduation

This fall, a class of 30 Detroit Public Schools students will become the first to be trained as Firefighters as part of a new collaboration between the Detroit Fire Department and DPS!

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News & Press Releases

Congratulations DSA senior Ivana Butler on winning the $10,000 Schrock Interlochen Scholarship
2/4/2016

DPSL celebrates more than 40 scholarship recipients on National Letter of Intent Signing Day
2/3/2016

DPSL Varsity Athletes Gear Up for College Signing Day on Feb. 3
2/2/2016

DPS Takes Action to Address Building Issues
2/1/2016

DPS’ Academy of the Americas expands to NEW High School
1/29/2016

Hundreds of DPS preschoolers to receive locally written and illustrated storybook
1/26/2016

DPS partners tout positive experience at Gompers Elementary-Middle School
1/25/2016


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Upcoming Events

8th GRADE OPEN HOUSE: NEW SITE: Academy of the Americas High School
2/8/2016 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

8TH GRADE OPEN HOUSE: A. Philip Randolph Technical High School
2/10/2016 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

8th GRADE OPEN HOUSE: Detroit School of Arts
2/10/2016 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

8th GRADE OPEN HOUSE: Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern
2/10/2016 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Family Saturday: Walk like an Egyptian
2/27/2016 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Friday Night at the Museum: Nocturnal Life!
3/11/2016 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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