1,250 out-of-district students come to DPS to take entry test for district’s premier high schools

Contact: Steven Wasko at 313-873-4542; Cell: 313-212-5636; steven.wasko@detroitk12.org
or Jennifer Mrozowski at 313-873-8401; Cell: 313-401-9018; jennifer.mrozowski@detroitk12.org

More than 1,250 non-public school students are taking tests this week to see if they can gain entry to Detroit Public Schools’ premier high school programs.

During this annual event, students from private schools, charter schools, home schools, and church-affiliated schools will be tested for fall 2011 entrance into Cass, Renaissance and King High schools. The district is slated to test 200 students on each of the eight days of testing. An additional 350 students who need accommodations or who are taking a make-up test will be tested next week.

Any Grade 8 Detroit resident who completed an application is eligible to test. DPS Grade 8 students test at their schools. Grade 8 non-residents are sent a notification of the date, place and time for their testing session.

The district will offer one testing session for students who require special accommodations and at least one makeup day for students who are eligible to test and have a written excuse for missing their appointment.

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