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Detroit Public Schools Office of Charter Schools
Fisher Building, 9th Floor
3011 W. Grand Blvd
Detroit MI 48202

Phone (313) 873-7927
Fax: (313) 873-6184

Staff

Kisha Verdusco
Director of Charter Schools

Danielle North
Deputy Director of Charter Schools

Jacqueline Sims
Charter Schools Compliance Specialist

 

Detroit Public Schools’ Authorized Charter Schools

Detroit Public Schools authorizes 13 public school academies in the City of Detroit. The schools are part of DPS’ mission to facilitate a portfolio of outstanding schools that strive to meet the needs of children in the City of Detroit.
As a charter school authorizer, Detroit Public Schools is responsible for oversight of public school academies to ensure they meet their academic goals, are financially sound and comply with state and federal requirements.

Capstone Academy Charter School

3500 John R St.
Detroit, MI, 48202
(313) 202-6082
Brian Serafino, Principal
Email Address: brian-serafino@edtec.net
Website: www.CapstoneSDA.com
Grades: 4-12
Curriculum Focus: Strict Discipline Academy
Capstone Academy Charter
Management Company:  EdTec Central LLC

Capstone Academy Charter School is a 90-bed residential facility located in midtown Detroit. The adolescent residential treatment programs treat youths with mental disorders and co-existing disorders who have been adjudicated or have committed criminal acts. Students are referred or are required to undergo psychiatric treatment by a court or family service agency.

David Ellis Academy


18977 Schaefer and 16892 Schaefer
Detroit, MI  48235
Phone: (313) 927-5395
Fax:  (313) 927-5376
Sylvia Green, Principal
Email Address: sgreen@davidellisacademy.com
Website: www.Dea-Detroit.com
Grades K–8
Curriculum focus: General Education
David Ellis Academy Charter
Management Company:  Bardwell Group
The David Ellis Academy, in collaboration with the community, will successfully prepare students for the 21st Century in a safe and orderly environment that will teach academic, cultural, social, physical, organizational, conflict resolution and goal seeking skills. The staff will assist students in achieving their maximum potential, help students develop positive attitudes and high self-esteem, and enable students to become productive citizens within the community and society at large.

Hamilton Academy


14223 Southampton Street
Detroit, MI 48213
Phone: (313) 866-4505
Fax: (313) 866-4493
Dr. Pamela Bilbrew, Principal
Email Address: pbilbrew@hamiltonacademy.us
Grades K–8
Website: http://www.hamiltonacademy.us/
Curriculum focus: General Education
Hamiltion Academy Charter
Management Company: Educational Partnerships, Inc.
Hamilton Academy is dedicated to providing a safe and student-friendly environment that promotes learning and achievement. We offer extended blocks of English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies to help our students reach their full potential.
We utilize a staff of Highly Qualified and caring teachers to bring instruction home to our children based on the three R’s of education: Rigor, Relevance and Relationships. Our curriculum is aligned to the state core curriculum and standards as well as national standards. Our teachers use several research-based and strategies to improve academic performance, including differentiated instruction, cross-curricular instruction, Response to Intervention strategies and an emphasis on the core standards.
Additionally we utilize a cohort/looping model, which involves teachers following students through their grade-level progression.

GEE Edmonson Academy


1300 W. Canfield Street
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 228-0910
Fax: (313) 447-2533
Domini Nailer, Principal
Email Address: nailerd@gee-edu.com
Grades Pre-K–8*
*Pre-K offered through Detroit Public Schools
Website: www.edmonson.gee-edu.com
2012-2013 Enrollment Form
Curriculum focus: General Education
Edmonson Academy Charter
Management Company:  Global Educational Excellence
Nestled in the heart of the Woodbridge Community, GEE Edmonson Academy offers a rigorous curriculum that includes two hours of English/Language instruction and 55 minutes of mathematics instruction daily.
We offer individualized instruction based on each child’s need, progress and goals. In-school tutoring and enrichment opportunities are offered, and we have strong partnerships with institutions in the Woodbridge community. We offer Parent University courses, Points for Parents and online access to students’ academic progress.

GEE White Academy


5161 Charles Street
Detroit, MI 48212
Phone: (313) 866-3595
Fax: (313) 866-3476
Stanley Wheeler, Principal
Email Address: wheelers@gee-edu.com
Grades Pre-K–8
*Pre-K offered through Detroit Public Schools
Website: www.white.gee-edu.com
2012-2013 Enrollment Form
Curriculum Focus:  General Education
White Academy Charter
Management Company:  Global Educational Excellence
Global Educational Excellence, which operates GEE White Academy, has an academic program geared toward success in improving the academic performance of students who have historically not met academic standards, including a sound curricular program combined with a cohesive educational approach, instructional strategies, and assessment plan.
GEE has demonstrated success in managing charter schools, raising achievement at existing schools. The academic program aligns well with the mission to promote lifelong learning by nurturing academic excellence, positive character, and appreciation of cultures.

International Preparatory Academy – MacDowell Campus

4201 W. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48221
Phone: (313) 494-7310
Christopher Lindsay, Principal
Email Address: clindsay@sabis.net
Grades: Pre-K-7*
*Pre-K offered through Detroit Public Schools
Curriculum focus: College Prep
International Preparatory Academy-MacDowell Charter
Management Company: SABIS
In our increasingly competitive world, a solid education gives students a wider choice and brighter prospects for the future. IPA strives to prepare students for a future of continuous learning. Through the SABIS® Educational System, IPA students will develop a solid college preparatory foundation of knowledge that will give them an edge in facing life’s challenges.
2012-2013 Enrollment Form

Martin Luther King, Jr. Education Center

16827 Appoline
Detroit, MI  48235
Phone: (313) 341-4944
Fax: (313) 341-7014
Dr. Constance Price, Principal
Email Address:  mlkecac@aol.com
Grades K–8
Curriculum focus: Fine Arts and Technology
Martin Luther King, Jr. Education Center Charter
Management Company:  Self-Managed
The mission of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Education Center Academy is to provide each student with an accelerated technology based academic and aesthetic foundation that instills values of lifelong learning. The emphasis will be placed on the whole child, educating him/her intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, aesthetically and culturally.

New Paradigm Glazer Academy


2001 La Belle Street
Detroit, MI 48238
Phone: (313) 852-1500
Fax: (313) 852-1499
Robert Hines, Principal
Email Address: rhines@npglazeracademy.org
Grades Pre-K–7
Web site: http://npglazeracademy.org/
Curriculum focus: General Education
Glazer Academy Charter
Management Company:  New Paradigm for Education
Glazer Elementary School, A New Paradigm For Education Charter School, is located in the Focus: HOPE Community and exists to develop a love of citizenship and self achievement. Together with parents and the community, our students who have been entrusted in our care will be prepared for a future as global citizens and successful life-long learners.
Glazer Elementary School uses a proven researched-based curriculum to achieve academic success in a high performing, supportive environment. The K-5 campus incorporates family, staff, and community partnerships, in pursuit of educational excellence. The school also offers full-day pre-kindergarten program operated by Detroit Public Schools.

New Paradigm Loving Academy


1000 Lynn Street
Detroit, MI 48221
Phone: (313) 252-3028
Fax: (313) 866-0989
Ronald Newton, Principal
Email Address: rnewton@nplovingacademy.org
Pre-K–7
Web site: http://nplovingacademy.org/
Curriculum focus: General Education
Loving Academy Charter
Management Company:  New Paradigm for Education
Loving Elementary School, A New Paradigm for Education Charter School located in the Skillman Foundation northend neighborhood, exists to inspire a love of citizenship and self achievement. Together with parents and the community, our students who have been entrusted in our care, will be prepared for a future as global citizens and successful life-long learners.
Loving Elementary School uses a proven researched-based curriculum to achieve academic success in a high performing, supportive environment. The K-5 campus incorporates family, staff, and community partnerships, in pursuit of educational excellence. The school also offers full-day pre-kindergarten program operated by Detroit Public Schools.

Pathways Academy

11340 E. JeffersonDetroit, MI  48214
Phone: (734) 221-0977
Email Address: nking@ieponline.com
Nathaniel King, Principal
Grades: 7-12
Curriculum focus: College Prep and credit recovery for students who are pregnant and/or parenting
Pathways Academy Contract
Management Company: Innovative Educational Programs
Opening: Fall 2014
Within a caring and supportive environment, this 21st Century school will provide students with the academic and ethical skills necessary for success in spite of the personal, emotional and social challenges they are facing. Day care and early childhood education services will be provided onsite, and accelerated credit recoveries will also be offered.

Ross-Hill Academy

3111 Elmwood
Detroit, MI  48207
Phone: (313) 922-8088
Fax:  (313) 922-2015
Gwendolyn Miller,  Principal
Email Address: gwendoly_miller@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.rosshillacademy.org
Grades K–8
Curriculum focus: Math, Science and Technology
Ross Hill Academy Charter
Management Company: 777 Educational Management
The mission of the Ross-Hill Academy is to provide each student with an excellent elementary learning experience that will enable the student to meet and progress upon the challenges of higher education, especially in the areas of math and science, function cooperatively in a social learning environment, and successfully contribute his/her own individuality as an asset to society. The school accomplishes its mission by creating and maintaining a safe and family-oriented atmosphere conducive to learning.

Rutherford Winans Academy

16411 Curtis
Detroit, MI 48235
Phone: (313) 852-0709
Karen Abbott, Principal
Email: kabbott@solidrock-management.com
Website:  www.rutherfordwinansk5.org
Grades: Pre-K–5*
*Pre-K offered through Detroit Public Schools
Curriculum focus: College Prep
Rutherford Winans Charter
Management Company: Solid Rock Inc.
Solid Rock Management Company, which currently operates the high-performing Marvin L. Winans Academy of Performing Arts in Detroit, will be the new operator for Rutherford Winans Academy.
Solid Rock Management Company, founded by Marvin L. Winans, has managed award-winning schools in Detroit for 15 years. The company currently serves more than 1,100 students in grades K-12 on two campuses. Solid Rock schools have been recognized for their academic excellence by the Skillman Foundation’s Good Schools initiative and have produced a Gates Millennium Scholarship recipient, as well as many other full scholarship recipients.
2012-2013 Enrollment Form
MI Health Appraisal Form


Timbuktu Academy of Science and Technology

Timbuktu Academy of Science and Technology, Pre-K–8


10800 E. Canfield
Detroit, MI  48214
Phone: (313) 823-6000
Fax: (313) 823-9748
ChaRhonda Edgerson, Principal
Email Address: edgersonc@timbuktuacademy.org
Website: www.timbuktuacademy.org
Grades: Pre-K–8
Curriculum focus: Science, Technology and African-Centered
Timbuktu Academy Charter
Management Company:  Magnum Educational Management Co.
The mission of Timbuktu Academy of Science and Technology, in cooperation with its community village, is to foster high academic achievement among the school’s children, particularly in the sciences and technology and to instill in them a sense of pride by reinforcing group identity and self-esteem through knowledge of African and African-American History and accomplishments.
 

PENDING
Escuela Avancemos! Academy

3811 Cicotte
Detroit, MI 48210
Phone: (313) 596-0079
Fax: (313) 596-0075
Web site: www.theeaacademy.org
Grades: K-5
Dr. Carlos Lopez, Principal
Email Address: clopez@theeaacademy.org
Curriculum focus: Bilingual education in Spanish and English
Management Company: Sanga Educational Partners

For more information on DPS-Authorized Charter Schools:
Detroit Public Schools Office of Charter Schools
Fisher Building, 9th Floor
3011 W. Grand Boulevard
Detroit MI 48202
Phone (313) 873-7927
Fax: (313) 873-6184