Parents seeking to enroll students in grades nine through 12 for the 2012-13 academic year at the new $46.3 million East English Village Preparatory Academy can take a hard hat tour Saturday, March 10 of the 211,000-square-foot facility, 172000 Southampton Street, that is being built on the former Finney High School site. The deadline for applications is March 15.
The Detroit Public Schools blue enrollment van will also be on-site staffed with counselors from noon to 4 p.m. to answer questions about the application process and schedule student interviews.
Two hard hat tours are scheduled at noon and 2 p.m. Hard hats and safety glasses must be worn to enter construction site, and will be provided at the office trailer located off Guilford Street. Boots are required to walk the site.
When & Where
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Enrollment Fair: Noon to 4 p.m.
Hard Hat Tours: Noon & 2 p.m.
The New East English Village Preparatory Academy construction site
17200 Southampton Street
Intersection of Guilford and Warren. Enter off Guilford Street; meet at site trailer.
About the Application Process
Students in grades 10-12 from Finney and Crockett high schools will attend class in 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.
Applicants must have a strong interest in one of the EEVPA career pathways including:
- Career and Technical Education with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Career pathways under this program include:
- Business Management, Marketing and Technology
- Heath Sciences
- Engineering/Management and Industrial Technology
- Middle College
- Middle College students will have the unique opportunity to take college courses while they are in high school.
- Students who complete the program can earn an Associate’s Degree or enter a four-year university as a sophomore or junior depending on the amount of credit hours they complete.
- Fine & Performing Arts career pathways include:
- Instrumental Music
- Theater Arts
- Choral Music
- Visual Arts
About East English Village Preparatory Academy
The new school will be named East English Village Preparatory Academy and will accommodate up to 1,200 students.
The new $46.3 million facility will include eight science laboratories, a high-tech media center, a performing arts section, and an athletic complex with a health clinic. Special programs will include a Summer Bridge Program for all incoming 9th graders; 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 facilities that are part of the $500.5 million DPS Capital Improvement Program.
For more information on the new East English Village Preparatory Academy: http://dpsschoolconstruction.org/east-english-village-preparato/
For more on Detroit Public Schools’ 19 Applications schools and to download applications, go to detroitk12.org/enroll