DPS kicks off Application Period Monday, March 2 for 21 Application Schools

Detroit Public Schools kicked off its Application Schools Period Monday, March 2 for its 21 Application Schools. Families seeking to apply for spots in these schools should apply at the school building site for the 2015–16 school year. This is the first of two periods during March–April for families to select schools. An Open Enrollment Period for all schools will follow, from April 13–24 and include additional opportunities to visit and learn more about schools.

DPS Application Schools range from a number of top-ranked schools by Excellent Schools Detroit to new programs such as the Mark Twain School for Scholars, a gifted and talented school in Southwest Detroit, to language immersion programs, such as those offered at Academy of the Americas and Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School.

The two-week Application Schools period runs from March 2–16. Schools criteria and application packets are on the district’s website at  detroitk12.org/enroll.

Two after-school Enrollment Fairs at the Application Schools will be held during the Application Period, beginning this week, on:

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Applications are open to families of current DPS students as well as those newly enrolling or attending school elsewhere.

Further information is available at (313) 240-4377.

The Application Schools are as follows:

  1. Academy of the Americas
  2. Ann Arbor Trail Magnet Elementary/Middle School
  3. Bates Academy
  4. Ben Carson High School of Science and Medicine
  5. Burton International Academy
  6. Chrysler Elementary School
  7. Clippert Academy
  8. Communication and Media Arts High School
  9. Davis Aerospace High School
  10. Detroit Collegiate Preparatory Academy
  11. Detroit International Academy for Young Women
  12. Detroit School of Arts
  13. Douglass Academy for Young Men
  14. Edward “Duke” Ellington Conservatory of Music and Art
  15. Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS)
  16. Golightly Education Center
  17. Ludington Magnet Middle School
  18. Marcus Garvey Academy
  19. Paul Robeson – Malcolm X Academy
  20. Spain Elementary/Middle School
  21. Mark Twain School for Scholars

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 may be assessed.
  • Limited slots are available at each school.
  • Each school maintains a “wait-list.”
  • The application period will run through March 16, 2015.  All applications must be submitted to the school of interest no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 16, 2015.
  • Late applications will not be accepted.
  • The decision of the school review committee is final.
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