Parents engaged in workshops on healthy eating, completed Open Enrollment forms, and students had photos taken with the Easter Bunny
Open Enrollment ends on April 16
Detroit Public Schools opened eight Parent Resource Centers during Spring Break for the final week of Open Enrollment registration, parent workshops, and a special visit from the Easter Bunny.
All parents wishing to select a school other than the assigned school for their child were given the opportunity during the final week of the district’s new Open Enrollment Period, which ends on April 16.
Each Center was stocked with schools and district information, and provided copies of enrollment forms for parents. The Centers also featured special workshops for parents and visits by the Easter Bunny. Each center was open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, April 10-12.
This year, DPS is offering parents more choices earlier during the Open Enrollment Period. The DPS enrollment drive features those neighborhood schools showcased by Excellent Schools Detroit as among the very best in the city, to new schools and college preparatory programs with curriculum focusing on science, medicine and performing arts.
DPS offers multilingual education, P-S-L scholar-athlete programs and parent resource centers. Districtwide, DPS will create an individualized learning plan for each student and academic blueprints for every parent, and will provide Netbooks for home usage to all students in grades 8-12.
Wrapping up the school assignments for current students early will ensure a smooth start to the new school year including the placement of a teacher in front of every child on the first day of school. For enrollment information, call 313-240-4DPS or go to detroitk12.org
Workshops in the Parent Resource Centers included:
Balance: Preparing healthy meals on a budget
- Buying food that will get kids through the day in school
- Meals that stretch and provide good nutrition
- Teaching children how to budget and shop with coupons
- Central High School, 2425 Tuxedo
- Cody, 18445 Cathedral
- Detroit International Academy, 9026 Woodward
- Detroit School of Arts West (DSA) Langston Hughes Campus, 19501 Berg
- Marcus Garvey Academy, 2301 Van Dyke
- Osborn High School, 11600 E. 7 Mile Rd.
- Phoenix Elementary, 7735 Lane Street
- Priest, 7840 Wagner