Detroit Public Schools Community District has completed charter contract amendments that will recognize two recent academy name changes.
The boards of Timbuktu Academy and MacDowell Preparatory Academy voted to change their names in keeping with revamped missions and visions.
Timbuktu Academy, which offers an African-Centered education, was formerly known as Timbuktu Academy of Science and Technology. Timbuktu is managed by Magnum Education, a non-profit education management company.
MacDowell Preparatory Academy was formerly known as and International Preparatory Academy – MacDowell Campus. In addition to a new name, the academy has new management, effective July 1, 2016. The school is now managed by American Promise Schools, a non-profit management company that operates three other schools in Detroit.