Office of Athletics and Health Education

The DPS Office of Athletics and Health Education is the administration for athletic competition within the Detroit Public School League (PSL). The Office of Athletics oversees budgeting, scheduling, coaches, officials, etc. for twenty-one (21) high schools’ athletic programs that comprise the Detroit Public School League. This includes six (6) Education Achievement Authority (EAA) high schools and two charter schools, new to the league. A major role of the Office of Athletics is to ensure that all PSL schools, coaches, and teams adhere to the policies and procedures of the Detroit Public School and the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA).
The mission of the Office of Athletics and Health Education is to provide opportunities for scholar-athletes to develop their athletic talents, promote leadership and team-building skills, practice good sportsmanship, and maintain an academic focus that maximizes their preparedness for higher-education opportunities.

PSL Sports

Girls

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Boys

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field

Academic Policy

Beginning with each fall semester since 2013-2014, all PSL scholar-athletes must have a minimum 1.67 grade point average in all classes to be eligible to compete. They must maintain a 2.0 grade point average on every report card marking thereafter, including the second semester final report card marking to remain eligible. There will be no exceptions. The district will assist every scholar-athlete in meeting the academic eligibility requirements through extended day and credit recovery programs.
The eligibility requirements go hand-in-hand with the increased rigor of the district’s academic plan. The plan incorporates ambitious goals to ensure the success of every student, including reaching a target of 98 percent graduation rate and aggressively increasing to proficient and advanced scoring in reading and math scores on standardized tests.
Athletic Eligibility Policy