DPS Application Schools to host Open House/Enrollment Events to showcase programs

Application period ends March 15, 2012

To showcase their program offerings to prospective students and parents, several of Detroit Public Schools’ 19 Application Schools will host Open House events throughout the month of March.

DPS is in the midst of a new five-week Application Schools enrollment period, which runs through March 15, 2012. Applications are open to families of current DPS students as well as those newly enrolling or attending school elsewhere. A new Open Enrollment period for non-Application schools will follow from March 15 – April 16, 2012.

During the Application Schools enrollment period, parents have the opportunity to register for 19 schools, complete applications, and prepare students for interviews/auditions if required at their school of interest.

Open Houses and Enrollment Events:

Ben Carson High School for Science and Medicine

What: Informational Meeting

When: Wednesday, March 7, 6 p.m.

Where: 571 Mack Avenue

Ben Carson High School for Science and Medicine is enrolling students now for fall 2012. There are 125 slots for 9th grade and a limited number of 10th grade slots. The information session will be held at the school, 571 Mack, Detroit on Wednesday, March 7 at 6 p.m. RSVP AT 313-347-8009. (Walk-ins are welcome)

About Ben Carson: Ben Carson is a unique school for students who are interested in pursuing careers in Science and Medicine. A college preparatory curriculum is offered, allowing students to explore college courses, work at internships and engage in community service projects. Offerings: Future DOCs program, Pre Med Club, Biology Club, Spanish, College Transition and Success Advisors, Detroit Compact, Honors and Advanced Placement classes, Extended Day program, Internship program, Career Exploration and Mentorships with Community Partners, Accelerated Reading/Math, Honor Society, Journalism Club, S.W.A.T (Students Working to Advance Technology) Club, Dr. Benjamin Carson Reading Room, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Debate Team, Student Government, Business partnerships with Michigan Future, Inc., Detroit Medical Center, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine and Greektown, Inc.

Detroit Collegiate Preparatory Academy

What: Informational Meeting

When: March 7, March 8 and March 12, 6 p.m. RSVP AT 313-899-7370, (Walk-ins are welcome)

Where: 2200 W. Grand Blvd. Building A

About DC Prep: Detroit Collegiate offers specialized college readiness programs including the well-known Johns Hopkins University Talent Development college preparatory curriculum. Offerings: Urban Planning and Design Academy, Entrepreneur Academy, College Counselor, Collegeboard Classes, Honors and Advanced Placement Classes, After-School Tutoring/Extended Day Program, Internship Program, Career Exploration and Mentorships, Accelerated Reading/Math, College Wednesdays, Upward Bound Club, Media Clubs, Book Club, City Year, Talent Development School Facilitator, Communities in Schools, Reading Room, Cooperative Sports with Northwestern High School, Student Government, Business Partnerships: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Wayne State University, Michigan Future School

Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS)

What: Informational Meeting

When: March 7, 5 p.m.

Where: 6501 W. Outer Drive

FLICS will host an Informational Meeting on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 5 p.m. in the gymnasium. The meeting will provide new or interested families with an overview of the FLICS program and showcase how a second language education provides students with an advantage in a global society.

About FLICS: One of the only public immersion programs in the state offering dual-language, partial-immersion programs in French, Spanish, Japanese, or Chinese. Offerings: Technology-Integrated Curriculum, Accelerated Reading/Math, Chess Club, First Move Chess Curricular Integration, Championship Chess Team, Lower/Upper School Science Fairs, Student Government, Volunteer Reading Corps, Girls Scouts/Boy Scouts, DAPCEP, Martial Arts, Science Club, Future Cities, Global Language Clubs and Festivals, Basketball, Soccer, Cheer Squad

East English Village Preparatory Academy

What: First-ever Hard Hat Tour/Enrollment Fair for parents seeking to enroll their children in the new High School at the site of the former Finney High School

When: Noon and 2 p.m., Saturday, March 10, 2012

Where: 17200 Southampton Street

Intersection of Guilford and Warren. Enter off Southampton (first street north of E. Warren) just east of Cadieux; meet at site trailer.

Applications for the school will be available on site, or parents can fill them out beforehand by downloading a copy at www.detroitk12.org/enroll

Note: Hard hats and safety glasses must be worn to enter the construction site, and will be provided at the Office Trailer. Boots are required to walk the site.  

About the site and the application:

The new school will be named East English Village Preparatory Academy and will accommodate up to 1,200 students. Students in grades 10-12 from Finney and Crockett high schools will attend the new building. All incoming 9thgrade students must complete an application to attend, hold a minimum 2.5 grade point average, and undergo an interview with the Admissions Committee. The facility will include eight science laboratories, a high-tech media center, a performing arts section, and an athletic complex with a community health clinic. Special programs will include a Summer Bridge Program for all incoming 9thgraders; a double dose of English and Mathematics for all 9th and 10th graders; ACT preparation courses and more.  The new school stadium will have a multi-seasonal, synthetic field for track, football, soccer and other athletic programs. East English Village Preparatory Academy is among the 18 new or renovated schools that are part of the $500.5 million DPS Capital Improvement Program.

Golightly Education Center

What: Open House

When: Monday, March 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: 5536 St. Antoine Street

Golightly will host an Application Fair on Monday, March 12, 2012 between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is a regular school day where visitors will be able to observe the school in active learning.

About Golightly: An application school that provides scholarly educational opportunities for future leaders. Offerings: Honors Program, School Counselor, Social Worker, Physical Education, Music Education, Tutoring/Extended Day Program, Summer School, State-of-the-Art Library, Media Services, Parent Room, Parent Resource Café, Hands-On Technology Experiences, AAUW Girl’s Book Club, Chess Club, Golf Math Program, Gear Up, Cheerleading , Girls/Boys Basketball, Business/Community Partnerships

Clippert Multicultural Magnet Middle School

What: Open House

When: Monday, March 12, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. (This is a regular school day where visitors will be able to observe the school in active learning.)

Where: 1981 McKinstry Street

About Clippert:  Clippert is committed to challenging students both academically and socially, while building a sense of personal and communal pride. Offerings: Award-Winning Art Program, English as a Second Language (ESL), Tutoring/Extended Day Program, Accelerated Reading/Math, National Junior Honor Society, Annual Ethnic Luncheon, Newspaper/Journalism, Videography, Science Club, School Garden, Creative Writing, Computer Labs, El Arte & Inside Out Collaboration, Gentleman’s Club, Student Government, Basketball, Soccer, Local Business Partnerships

Ann Arbor Trail Magnet Elementary-Middle School

What: Open House

When: Monday, March 12, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (This is a regular school day where visitors will be able to observe the school in active learning. The Open House will extend after the school day.)

Where: 7635 Chatham

About Ann Arbor Trail: As a college preparatory magnet school, Ann Arbor Trail begins at an early age to prepare students for the rigors of high school and college. A specialized curriculum, which draws students from across the district, creates a sound academic environment that focuses on individualized learning. Offerings: Advanced Placement Courses, Pre-Algebra and Algebra, Open Court, Language Literacy, World Language, Global Science, Accelerated Reading/Math, Spanish for grades 6-8, Science Club, Book Club, Chess Club, DAPCEP (Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program), Beta Honor Society, Foreign Language Clubs, Instrumental Strings, After-School Tutoring/Extended Day Program, Cheerleading, Student Government, Basketball, Volunteer Reading Corps

Bates Academy

What: Open House

When: March 12, 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: 19701 Wyoming

About Bates: Bates is a school for high-performing and gifted students who must demonstrate cognitive abilities beyond their current grade level. Some Offerings: AP Courses, International Baccalaureate and Honors Courses, Music, Art, French, Spanish, Tutoring/Extended Day Program, Accelerated Reading/Math,  STEM Programs, DAPCEP, Global Information Systems, Academic Games, Robotics/Science Clubs, Chess, Girls Scouts/Boy Scouts, Student Council, Newspaper, Recycling, Videography, Book Club, Foreign Language Club, School Garden, Student Government, Basketball, Volleyball, Volunteer Business Corps, Dads Club, LSCO

Burton International Academy 

What: Open House

When: March 12, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: 2001 Martin Luther King Boulevard

About Burton: Burton is a multilingual and multicultural school that supports the ethnic, racial, and cultural heritage of its students. Some Offerings: Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, , Bilingual Program, AP Courses, Algebra, Chemistry Club, Physical Education, Performing Arts, Music, Foreign Language, Computer Education, Swim, GEAR Up, PTA, Extended Day Tutorial Program, Boys and Girls Basketball, Cheerleading, Robotics, Mentoring Programs, Partnerships with Healthy Kids, Latchkey, Boy Scouts of America, Pack 43, Skillman

John F. Nichols Elementary/Middle School

What:  Open House

WhenMonday, March 12 9 a.m.-5p.m. Parents will get the opportunity to observe the school in active learning.

Where:  3020 Burns

About John F. Nichols Elementary/Middle:  John F. Nichols School is an exemplary school devoted to academic achievement and overall excellence.  Located in the historical community of Indian Village, Nichols students receive the highest quality education by involving parents, community, and partnerships as well as employing state of the art technology and inspiring a passion for learning.

Partnerships: Homes for Black Children, Jefferson Ave. Presbyterian Church, Big Brother-Big Sister Club, Generation with Promise, Neighborhood Legal Services

Offerings:  Nichols School offers Academic Games, Accelerated Reading and Math, Basketball and Cheer Team, Extended Day Learning, Robotics Class, Spanish, Dance, Drama, Computer Lab, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Club Hour, Family Math Night, Gardening Program, Gentleman’s Club, Harvest Fest, Health Fair, Healthy Schools Grant, Honors Pancake Breakfast, LSCO, Science Fair, Student Council, Tutoring Tree, Scripps Howard Spelling Bee, National Board Certified Teachers.

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Application Guidelines Parents Should Know:

  • All application schools have their own application process.  For example, schools may require applicants to participate in an interview, take a test or submit a portfolio of their work.
  • Parents should research all the schools of their interest.  They may apply to as many schools as they wish.
  • The grade point average, disciplinary record, attendance record and the interests of the child will be assessed.
  • Limited slots are available at each school.
  • Each school maintains a “wait-list.”
  • The application period will run through March 15, 2012.  All applications must be submitted to the school of interest no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 15, 2012.
  • Late applications will not be accepted.
  • The decision of the school review committee is final.
  • Acceptance notifications will be sent to parents no later than March 31, 2012.
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