Office of Innovation


The Detroit Public Schools Office of Innovation is responsible for 9 DPS schools that operate with a high level of autonomy and accountability.

All students who attend Detroit Rising College Preparatory Schools are expected to graduate high school with the academic foundation to attend college or technical school.


Detroit Rising College Preparatory Schools

Benjamin Carson School of Science and Medicine

Detroit Rising College Preparatory Schools are committed to putting every student on a path to graduation and college. We will work to ensure at least 90 percent of incoming 9th graders graduate and at least 90 percent of all graduates go to college.

This new line of nine self-governing schools is designed to replicate high-performing urban school designs at scale within a collective bargaining agreement.

The idea is to delegate power to principals and teachers at the school level, but hold them accountable for performance, in an attempt to get the innovation and quality of high-performing charter schools.

A member of the Detroit Public Schools family of schools, the Detroit Rising schools offer a demanding college prep curriculum in a safe, nurturing neighborhood environment that features small class sizes, individual attention and opportunities for internships, scholarships and college visits.

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