Cass Technical High School first high school in Detroit to earn International Baccalaureate designation

Detroit Public Schools’ Cass Technical High School has become the first high school in the City of Detroit to receive the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) World School designation, Detroit Public Schools announced today.

Cass Tech joins the ranks of other high achieving Michigan IB high schools including Bloomfield Hills High School, Detroit Country Day, Midland Dow, International Academy, Northville High School and Notre Dame Prep, Washtenaw International and West Ottawa High School.

“This will greatly support our mission to continue the legacy of excellence that has always existed at Cass Tech,” said Principal Lisa Phillips.

The IB Diploma Program at Cass will involve students in extended independent essay writing around a topic of global importance, a theory of knowledge critical thinking course, as well as creativity, action and service programs. Upon graduation students complete a written assessment marked by external IB examiners.

Faculty at International Baccalaureate schools are committed to intensive professional development, collaborating with a dynamic global network of professionals committed to best practices in teaching and learning. Sixteen Cass Tech teachers in all subject areas became certified after preparing for two years prior to receiving the designation and 8 others will be certified in October.

“IB programs aim to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect,” according to the program.

The new DPS Mark Twain School for Scholars is in the process of becoming the only International Baccalaureate Primary Years program in the City of Detroit. The newly opening Gifted and Talented school is taking applications and will provide students a pathway to Cass Tech upon matriculation to high school.

Cass Tech received financial support from UAW-Ford and the Skillman Foundation in preparing for the IB designation.

Grammy Award winning artist & DPS alum Big Sean visits two DPS schools to distribute more than 1,000 sackpacks and share a positive back-to-school message

DETROIT—Grammy Award winning artist Big Sean, along with his mother Myra Anderson, president of the Sean Anderson Foundation, returned to his hometown on Thursday, August 21, 2014 to provide school supplies at two Detroit Public Schools: Carleton Elementary-Middle School and Blackwell Institute.  This year’s giveaway marks the Sean Anderson Foundation’s 2nd annual Back to School Giveback. Courtesy of the Office Depot Foundation, Sean and his non-profit organization distributed more than 1,000 sackpacks containing essential school supplies and children’s books to DPS students and potential new students at Blackwell Institute and Carleton Elementary-Middle School.

Both Cass Technical High School alums shared a positive back-to-school message with DPS parents and students as part of the “See It Believe It”Retain/Gain Enrollment Campaign. The message:  Be ready to start school on September 2nd on time, all day, and every day. Both also shared their support for DPS and the high-quality educational programs offered to Detroit students, as well as their personal experiences as former students.

Blackwell and Carleton schools were selected for the special visits on Thursday to help boost enrollment and excitement for the first day of class.

Big Sean said to the students: “You have the power to create anything you want. If you can think it, you’re already on your way to achieving it – whatever that ‘it’ is. Know that you can achieve anything.”

“I grew up in this city, just like all of you,” he added. “We have something special about us that no one else has: We were built tough. We’re strong. We’re resilient, and we can overcome anything. So when you grow up to achieve your dream careers, and begin to travel around the world, proudly represent Detroit.”

The event was held in conjunction with Detroit Public Schools’ new “See It Believe It” Retain/Gain Enrollment Campaign launched this summer to ensure the district retains all current students and gains new enrollees. The new branding seeks to demonstrate the school system’s commitment to providing academic programs, initiatives and partnerships – such as with Big Sean and the Sean Anderson Foundation – that families desire, and making strategic decisions to attract and retain families.

“Big Sean, Myra Anderson and the Sean Anderson Foundation are true partners of Detroit Public Schools,” said Jack Martin, DPS Emergency Manager. “We’re always excited to see alumni return to the district to help inspire and motivate our students. Both Sean and Myra truly embody the spirit of coming back and giving back to your community.”

Big Sean and the Sean Anderson Foundation have made it an annual tradition to return to Detroit Public Schools to provide school supplies, help promote positive attendance and share motivational messages with DPS students.

Later in the day on Thursday, Big Sean joined the Office Depot Foundation at the Office Depot store in Oak Park to donate 3,500 sackpacks containing school supplies to Detroit Public Schools and several area nonprofit organizations. The Foundation is donating 350,000 sackpacks to children across the United States and internationally in 2014 through its National Backpack Program.

On June 12 Big Sean served as “Principal for the Day” at Bates Academy, an Excellent Schools Detroit “Top K-8 Recommended School.” Competing against thousands of students from 37 Detroit Public Schools’ middle and high schools, Bates won the Get Schooled Detroit Attendance Challengethis spring for a chance to have Big Sean spend the day with students. In an effort to combat chronic absenteeism across the district, DPS partnered with Get Schooled and its founding partner, Viacom, through the company’s Viacommunity social responsibility umbrella, to offer the Detroit Attendance Challenge in support of the district’s “On Time. All Day. Every Day.” Campaign. More than half of all participating schools posted attendance increases during the challenge.

In 2013, Big Sean returned to Detroit to personally pass out thousands of sackpacks at Eastern Market to DPS students during the district’s Back to School Campaign.

About Big Sean

Big Sean attended the Detroit Waldorf School, a school of art, from kindergarten to eighth grade. He later attended and graduated from Cass Technical High School. The chart-topping artist was first signed to Kanye West’s music label GOOD in 2007 and then to Island Def Jam in 2008. Following the release of the trilogy of mixtapes for which he was initially recognized, Def Jam dropped the artist’s hit album, Finally Famous in July of 2011, followed by the award-winning mixtape Detroit in September 2012 and Hall of Fame, which debuted at number three in the Billboard 200, in August of 2013. Big Sean has sold over 10 million records to date.

About Sean Anderson Foundation

The Sean Anderson Foundation is a Michigan non-profit corporation organized on May 24, 2012 for charitable and educational purposes. The inspiration behind the foundation is derived from its name sake Sean Anderson, a recording artist raised in Detroit, and his unwavering commitment to improve the quality of life for children and families in his hometown.

About Detroit Public Schools

Detroit Public Schools is creating Neighborhood-Centered, Quality Schools at 97 campuses with a mission to provide a comprehensive educational experience that is high-quality, challenging and inspires all students to make a positive contribution to society. DPS offers a wide variety of educational advantages to students and parents including Individualized Learning Maps for all students. New this year, arts/music and sports leagues for boys and girls are being offered at every elementary/middle school. Prekindergarten offerings have been expanded to 70 schools across the district for all qualified 4-year-olds. Twenty-one schools are now open as Community Schools, offering extended hours and services. Students in grades 8-12 enjoy take-home Netbooks and students in grades 6 and up have access to Netbooks in school. An outstanding Fine Arts program with instrumental music, vocal music and dance is also offered. Ongoing advantages include eight parent resource centers, Parent University and additional parenting programs, enhanced safety initiatives, a district-wide Customer Service focus, nine Detroit Rising College Preparatory Schools and DPS-authorized charter schools led by educators with proven track records of raising achievement. In 2014, DPS graduates earned $138 million in grants and scholarships. To learn more about Detroit Public Schools, visit www.detroitk12.org or call 313-240-4DPS.

JOIN US! DPS showcases new programs at first-ever literacy-themed Open Doors Day Saturday, August 23 at all elementary and middle schools with special guest appearances by costumed characters, craft-making and more!

Schools will offer thousands of FREE sackpacks, books, school supplies and other fun give-aways

DETROIT – Pete the Cat, Madeline and the Bad Hat and the Big Bad Wolf will all make guest appearances at schools throughout Detroit Public Schools on Saturday, August 23 during the district’s first-ever literacy-themed Open Doors Day.

PeteAll elementary and middle schools will be open across the district from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to showcase their offerings and new programs, like the gifted and talented program at Mark Twain School for Scholars. All schools have developed their own creative itineraries to engage families!

Among the highlights will be DPS’ foreign language immersion courses for grades PreK-8, performing arts programs and free full-day high quality Pre-Kindergarten classes. New and current parents will be able to take tours, meet staff, and learn about all the great offerings in DPS, including arts and music, K-8 sports leagues and scholarship opportunities.

Schools also will give away thousands of FREE books, sackpacks and school supplies donated by Office Depot, arts and crafts kits by Arts and Scraps, and other fun give-aways (first-come, first-served). Immunizations will take place at Marcus Garvey Academy, 2301 Van Dyke.

Keeping with the literacy theme, the Parent Resource Centers at Detroit International Academy, Ludington Magnet Middle School, Marcus Garvey Academy, Priest Elementary-Middle School, and Bennett Elementary School will host BINGO for Books from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Parent Ambassador Trainings will also be held from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Some school-specific literary themes include:

Madeline in Paris

Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes

Fairy Tale Ball

Additionally, Skechers is partnering with Meijer to donate more than 25,000 pairs of BOBs shoes for K-6 students. A total of 1,500 students from 15 pre-selected schools will attend a Sketchers-Meijer shoe distribution event at the Detroit Zoo on Tuesday, August 26. The remaining 23,500 pairs of shoes will be delivered to the DPS Warehouse for distribution to students on the first day of school.

To attend the Sketchers-Meijer shoe distribution event at the Detroit Zoo, current or NEW Enrollees of the following 15 schools must attend the DPS Open Doors Day event on Saturday, August 23 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at one of the participating schools. Current students will be verified. NEW students must enroll in order to attend the event. The 15 participating schools are:

  1. Brewer
  2. Pulaski
  3. Noble
  4. J.R. King
  5. Charles Wright
  6. Carstens
  7. Carleton
  8. Carver
  9. Mann
  10. Dossin
  11. Marshall
  12. DIA
  13. Neinas
  14. Gardner
  15. Twain

Students (K-6) participating in this event will receive a FREE pair of Sketchers BOBs and a day at the Zoo including lunch, compliments of Sketchers and Meijers. A total of 100 vouchers will be distributed at the Open House events as an incentive at the 15 pre-selected school on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents and students who receive vouchers to attend the event will then return to the school on Tuesday, Aug. 26 to ride the bus to the Detroit Zoo. Transportation will also be provided to return families to the school.

For more details, call 313-240-4DPS.

DPS authorizes fewer Priority schools, has 1 Reward school

Detroit Public Schools has fewer charter schools performing in the bottom 5 percent of Michigan schools, according to 2013 Top to Bottom ranking data released in August 2014 by the Michigan Department of Education.

DPS has gone from having 6 schools in the bottom five percent of Michigan schools in 2013 to 2 schools in 2014. Both schools that remain in the bottom five percent, also called Priority Schools, improved their percentile ranking based on their performance on the 2013 MEAP.

Detroit Public Schools authorizes 13 public school academies, seven of which were converted from traditional public schools to charter public schools. Five schools were converted in the 2011-12 school year and two were converted in the 2012-13 school year.

In addition to the dramatic reduction in Priority schools, one DPS-authorized charter school was named a Reward school this year. Martin Luther King Jr. Education Center earned the status by Beating the Odds.

DPS has closed three poor-performing schools since 2012.

For more information on the Top to Bottom rankings and Priority and Reward schools, visit: http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-22709_56562—,00.html

For a full listing of DPS-authorized charter schools, visit: http://detroitk12.org/admin/charter_schools/schools

ENROLLMENT FAIRS: DPS partners with Youth Connection at Belle Isle and Cody Rouge Community at Don Bosco Hall Sat., August 16 for two action-packed back to school fairs

Both events will feature entertainment, information about the upcoming school year, free backpacks, school supplies and free food!

WHAT:

Detroit Public Schools has partnered with two Detroit community organizations, The Youth Connection and Cody Rouge Community, for two one-stop-shop back to school fairs on Saturday, August 16.  Representatives from Detroit Public Schools will be on-site at each location sharing valuable information about the district’s unique schools, programs and parent essentials.

On the east side, the Youth Connection, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting our youth to a brighter future, is hosting its 13th Annual “After-School/Back-to-School/College Fair” on Belle Isle. The event, where 1,500-2,000 Detroit families are expected to attend, gives thousands of Detroit kids the opportunity to connect with more than 80 vendors representing after-school programs, activities, college essentials and take-home backpacks filled with school supplies, bike helmets, shoes, books and more! Free food will be provided and an ice cream truck will be on site, compliments of Radio One.

On the west side, an action-packed day filled with family fun and entertainment is in store at Don Bosco Hall. The “Cody Rouge Family Fun Day & Back to School Rally” is a celebration of the Cody Rouge community in conjunction with the major remodeling occurring at the Cody Campus as part of the Life Remodeled make-over. Life Remodeled is a non-profit organization with a mission to remodel lives—one neighborhood at a time. The organization is dedicated to remodeling a Detroit Public School each summer and aims to partner with local residents of each area served to remove blight in the surrounding area to create safe and inspirational pathways to and from school.

At the back to school fair, families can take part in pony rides, face painting, bounce houses, free lunch, a DJ, art activities, a community resource tent and a showcase from the Don Bosco Hall Youth Showcase. Free backpacks and supplies will also be available.

13th Annual Youth Connection Back to School Fair
12-4 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014
Belle Isle Casino
1 Casino Way, Detroit

Cody Rouge Family Fun Day & Back to School Rally
12-4 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014
Don Bosco Hall
19321 W. Chicago, Detroit

Anonymous donor supports new Academy of the Americas High School with college scholarships for all new enrolling 9th graders

In an effort to build recruitment at the new Academy of the Americas 9th grade High School Program and demonstrate support for the program, an anonymous donor has pledged a $500 scholarship to each incoming 9th grader (up to $15,000).

The scholarship criteria are:

  • Student must enroll in AOA High School Program in the inaugural ninth grade class;
  • Student must graduate from AOA High School Program with a 2.5 GPA;
  • Student must enroll in a college or university.

“I don’t know if this donor is a local professor in international studies, or one of our extremely supportive community leaders, or a complete stranger,” said Nicholas Brown, Academy of the Americas Principal. “But I do know that this donation will help us to support a stellar bilingual immersion high school program that can lay the academic foundation for the next generation’s successful college graduates, leaders in world affairs, ambassadors and international entrepreneurs. We are very grateful for this support for our students.”

The new 9th grade program for the Academy of the Americas will offer a dual language curriculum, honors classes, and rigorous academic standards at a new site, which will be called the Escuela Preparatoria Academia de las Americas. It is part of an overall rollout of several major educational initiatives in Southwest Detroit, including a new gifted and talented program, a new adult education site, and much more.

The development of these initiatives follows a strong community engagement process with many parents, students, partner organizations and agencies in Southwest Detroit.

For more information on enrolling in the 9th grade program at the Academy of the Americas, call (313) 596-7640.

DPS to host NEW High School Recruitment Fair Thursday., Aug. 14 at University of Michigan-Detroit Center

Representatives from the University of Michigan will be onsite to share details of new enrichment programs offered to DPS students

Detroit Public Schools will host a NEW High School Recruitment Fair on Thursday, August 14 from 4-6 p.m. at the University of Michigan-Detroit Center, 3663 Woodward Ave. Prospective students who have not selected a high school are invited to attend the event.

IMG_1076A total of 17 DPS high school programs will showcase their academic and college/career-track offerings at individual booths with representatives onsite from each school.

Programs offered include those in Medicine and Science, Aerospace, Design and Alternative Energy, Dual Immersion Bilingual, Communication Arts, Technology, Agriscience, Public Leadership, Fine Arts and others. Included are the state’s only two public single-gender schools.

All high schools now accepting enrollment for available seats starting in the Fall 2014 will be featured. Also attending will be presenters from the University of Michigan on new enrichment programs offered to DPS students, career track recommendations, Safe Routes to and from school, interscholastic athletics, career/technical centers, and college scholarship information including details on how DPS graduates were able to earn more than $137 million in scholarships and grants for the 2013-2014 school year.

 

Details on the new Academy of the Americas 9th grade extension program – where all new enrolling 9th graders will receive a $500 scholarship – will also be available at the fair.

The new 9th grade program for the Academy of the Americas will offer a dual language curriculum, honors classes, and rigorous academic standards at a new site, which will be called the Escuela Preparatoria Academia de las Americas. It is part of an overall rollout of several major educational initiatives in Southwest Detroit, including a new gifted and talented program, a new adult education site, and much more.

The High School Recruitment Fair is being held in conjunction with Detroit Public Schools’ new “See It Believe It” Retain/Gain Enrollment Campaign launched July 31 to ensure the district retains all current students and gains new enrollees. The new “See It Believe It” branding seeks to demonstrate the school system’s commitment to providing academic programs, initiatives and partnerships – such as with the University of Michigan – that families desire, and making strategic decisions to attract and retain families. With DPS’ “See It Believe It” Retain/Gain Enrollment Campaign, college-readiness programs are a major component.

Students who attend the High School Recruitment Fair will also enjoy special giveaways. To RSVP for this event, please call (313) 873-6345 or email enrollment.growth@detroitk12.org. For more details, visit detroitk12.org/enroll.

Diggy Simmons & Trevor Jackson visit Durfee Elementary-Middle School to raise awareness of the importance of first day attendance

Get Schooled, Viacom and Taco Bell Foundation for Teens launch Back to School Competition Focused on Detroit Public Schools Middle and High School Students

DETROIT (August 11, 2014) —  Diggy Simmons and Trevor Jackson appeared at Durfee Elementary-Middle School today, August 11, for a “Start Strong” Back to School Rally with hundreds of students from across Detroit Public Schools.  The message: Be ready to start school on September 2nd.   The school visit was part of Get Schooled’s city-wide competition, launched with the support of Viacom through its Viacommunity social responsibility umbrella, to encourage students to be back and ready to learn on the first day of school. The Detroit Public Schools’ middle or high school with the highest attendance rates during the first two weeks of school will earn a visit (and free lunch) from the Taco Bell Taco Truck.

“There is nothing more important than showing up on time and ready,” said Atlantic Recording Artist, Diggy Simmons. “Trevor and I are excited to be in Detroit today to encourage students to start getting ready for September 2nd today.”

The event was held in conjunction with Detroit Public Schools’ new “See It Believe It” Retain/Gain Enrollment Campaign launched July 31 to ensure the district retains all current students and gains new enrollees. The new branding seeks to demonstrate the school system’s commitment to providing academic programs, initiatives and partnerships – such as with Get Schooled and Viacom – that families desire, and making strategic decisions to attract and retain families. With DPS’ “See It Believe It” Retain/Gain Enrollment Campaign, attendance and college-readiness programs are a major component.

Regular school attendance is the greatest predictor of high school graduation rates.  A study released earlier this year by the Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC) found that attendance during the first month of school is a predictor for year-long attendance. In the study, students who missed fewer than two days in September typically had good attendance rates for the entire year.  However, 90% of those who missed four days of school or more in September went on to miss more than 20 days across the entire school year – putting them at high risk of dropping out.

“Being at school on September 2nd will set a young person on track for a successful school year,” said Ricardo Martin, Principal of Durfee Elementary-Middle School.  “We are pleased to have Diggy Simmons and Trevor Jackson spread that important message to young people across the city.”

To attend the Back to School Rally at Durfee, students were required to receive an invitation from Get Schooled, after which they were encouraged to ‘bring a friend who could be inspired by the message.’  At the event, students were provided the opportunity to receive a back-to-school check list, sign up for Get Schooled, and enroll in Detroit Public Schools.

“The public needs to be reminded that amazing things are happening in each and every one of our 97 schools each and every day, and we’re excited to have partners such as Get Schooled and Viacom to help get our students excited for the new school year,” said Jack Martin, Emergency Manager for Detroit Public Schools. “We have programs and partnerships that are being offered at DPS that parents can’t get anywhere else. And, if people take the time to visit/explore our schools and interact with the students, teachers and administrators in those schools, they will see proof of this progress.”

The Back to School Rally featured members of the Get Schooled Leadership Corps, launched last spring, who served as mentors and student hosts for the day’s activities.

Get Schooled, with the support of Viacom, Taco Bell Foundation for Teens, and other corporate partners, have a long-standing partnership with Detroit Public Schools focused on improving attendance and ultimately increasing high school graduation rates and college-going rates.  In June, Get Schooled and Viacom partnered with Big Sean, who served as principal for a day, to recognize the attendance performance of Bates Academy.

“Improving school attendance is the first step to student success,” said Marie Groark, Executive Director of Get Schooled. “Few cities are doing as much as Detroit is doing to start the school year strong. We are proud to be partners with schools and students across Detroit.”

For more details on the Get Schooled campaign, visit www.getschooled.com. To learn more about the DPS Attendance Policy, visit www.detroitk12.org/attendance.

About Get Schooled

Get Schooled is a non-profit organization that directly engages and motivates students to graduate from high school and succeed in college. Get Schooled is the premiere education brand for young people – linking students with high quality, cutting edge resources and tools they need to succeed. Get Schooled has developed a track record of success because it engages with young Americans using the media, technology and popular culture that is an integral part of their lives. Get Schooled’s work is boosted by partners like Viacom, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Google.

About Detroit Public Schools

Detroit Public Schools is creating Neighborhood-Centered, Quality Schools at 97 campuses with a mission to provide a comprehensive educational experience that is high-quality, challenging and inspires all students to make a positive contribution to society. DPS offers a wide variety of educational advantages to students and parents including Individualized Learning Maps for all students. New this year, arts/music and sports leagues for boys and girls are being offered at every elementary/middle school. Prekindergarten offerings have been expanded to 70 schools across the district for all qualified 4-year-olds. Twenty-one schools are now open as Community Schools, offering extended hours and services. Students in grades 8-12 enjoy take-home Netbooks and students in grades 6 and up have access to Netbooks in school. An outstanding Fine Arts program with instrumental music, vocal music and dance is also offered. Ongoing advantages include eight parent resource centers, Parent University and additional parenting programs, enhanced safety initiatives, a district-wide Customer Service focus, nine Detroit Rising College Preparatory Schools and DPS-authorized charter schools led by educators with proven track records of raising achievement. In 2014, DPS graduates earned $138 million in grants and scholarships. To learn more about Detroit Public Schools, visit detroitk12.org or call (313) 240-4DPS.

Target Corp. and State Rep. Harvey Santana adopt Carver S.T.E.M. Academy during ARISE Detroit! Neighborhood’s Day

Santana donated 200 backpacks filled with supplies, while Target Corp. volunteers worked to beautify the interior and exterior school grounds. Several DPS schools were adopted by community partners through ARISE Detroit! to help prep buildings and classrooms for the new school year.

DETROIT – As part of the 8th Annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day event on August 2, 2014, ARISE Detroit!  partnered several Detroit Public Schools’ sites with local businesses and community organizations to beautify school grounds, clean and paint the interior of school buildings, and create safe routes to schools. This partnership was created to help prepare the school buildings for the first day of teaching and learning on September 2.

Target CorporationState Representative Harvey Santana and Resurrected Heart partnered with Carver S.T.E.M. Academy to donate school supplies and help spruce up the perimeter of the school.

Santana visited Carver S.T.E.M. Academy to donate 200 backpacks filled with supplies, which were funded by a $1,500 donation from Walmart for Carver students. Volunteers from Target Corp., and additional community volunteers, helped bto beautify the exterior and the interior of the building, as well as clean areas near abandoned homes to help students feel safe when walking to and front school each day.

For ARISE Detroit Neighborhood’s Day on Aug. 2, the complete list of DPS schools that were partnered with community organizations for beautification projects is below.

Schools/Partners:

1. Mason Elementary-Middle School, 19955 Fenelon St.
Partner: Target Corp.
Project: Painting murals in the building and planting flowers outside of the building

2. Bagley Elementary School, 8100 Curtis St.
Partner: Meijer
Project: Cleanup/beautification of school grounds

3. Carver S.T.E.M. Academy, 18701 Paul St.
Partners: Target Corp., State Rep. Harvey Santana, Resurrected Heart
Project: Listed above

4. Davis Aerospace Technical High School, 900 Dickerson Ave.
Partner: Chrysler Corp.
Project: Painting the school and planting flowers

5. Blackwell Institute, 9330 Shoemaker
Partner: PNC Bank
Project: Cleanup/beautification of school grounds

6. Osborn High School Campus, 11600 E. 7 Mile Rd.
Partner: City Year
Project: Cleanup/beautification of school grounds

7. Ronald Brown Academy, 11530 E. Outer Drive
Partner: Special Tree Rehabilitation System
Project: Planting 10 fruit trees around the school grounds

8. Carleton, 11724 Casino St.
Partner: Blue Cross Blue Shield
Project: Painting murals

Attention Non-Resident Students: The Detroit Public Schools may now enroll non-resident students for FY 2014-2015

The Detroit Public Schools may now enroll non-resident students under Section 105 and 105c of the State School Aid Act (MCL 388.1705c[19]) for FY 2014-2015.

Applications for non-resident student enrollments will be taken at the School of Choice (Cass, Renaissance, M.L. King and Detroit School of Arts are excluded) or in the Student Services and Data Management Complex located in the South Wing of Frederick Douglass Academy until Friday, September 5, 2014, Monday through Thursday, during the hours of 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Per State Law, there are no exceptions until the next enrollment deadline in the second semester, Friday, January 23, 2015.

Features:

  • No cost for the School of Choice program
  • No transportation is provided
  • Students can remain in Detroit, if they stay enrolled
  • DPS may refuse to enroll a non-resident that is or has been suspended during the past two years or has ever been expelled.

Very Important:

Please bring the original birth certificate, immunization record, official transcript, and the name and address of the last school attended.

Pupil Population Management
Frederick Douglass Academy—South Wing
2001 W. Warren Avenue— Room 169
Detroit, Michigan 48208
Questions? Please call: 313-748-6461

Schools of Choice Information Flier