Only weeks away from the first day of school, check out our fun & free enrollment events

DPSCD is gearing up for the 2017-2018 school year, and we’re saving a seat for you! There are several events in the month of August where parents can enroll their children in DPSCD schools and learn about district programs and offerings.

Families can visit our three convenient pop-up enrollment centers to register their students. Pop-up enrollment centers are open through Friday, August 18. District representatives will be on hand from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at these locations to help parents select the best school for their children. Examination and application schools still require parents to follow the application process.

Parents may also call the enrollment hotline at (313) 240-4377. Parents seeking Pre-Kindergarten programs can contact the Early Childhood Department at (313) 347-8923. Enrollment will be available at each school starting the week of Aug. 21.

Pop-up enrollment center locations:

Henry Ford High School (West)
20000 Evergreen Rd. Detroit 48219
(313) 244-5809

Hutchinson Elementary-Middle School (East)
2600 Garland St. Detroit 48214
(313) 303-7981

Western International High School (Southwest)
1500 Scotten St. Detroit 48209
(313) 313-6602













August 19

8:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Professional Development at the Michigan Science Center

Calling all teachers! The Michigan Science Center will host a free back-to-school professional development workshop Saturday, August 19 from 8:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and gain an understanding of how to align MiSci experiences to classroom science content. The event is sponsored by Ford Motor Company. Register through the link below:






August 19

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

STEAMy Saturday at the Michigan Science Center

DPSCD invites you to enjoy free general admission at the Michigan Science Center August 19 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Make sure to visit our “STEAMy DPSCD” booth for school information and to pre-enroll your child. There will be giveaways for families who pre-enroll and for DPSCD parents who bring a non-DPSCD parent to the event to pre-enroll.



August 21

5:30 p.m.

Slow Roll Community Cultural Event at Southeastern High School

In collaboration with Slow Roll, Pathways to Potential and the DPS Foundation, Detroit Public Schools Community District will host a special Slow Roll ride Monday, August 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Southeastern High School to welcome, support, celebrate and enroll new DPSCD families.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Pathways to Potential success coaches will be on hand to collect new or gently-used uniform donations for DPSCD students to ensure their attendance in class every day. In exchange for uniform donations, individuals will be entered to a win a new Schwinn bicycle provided by Slow Roll. Riders may also donate through the DPS Foundation donation website to be entered.

In addition to the Slow Roll line-up of food trucks and vendors, DPSCD will showcase programs not previously offered to new families. Student-led farm stands will sell fresh, organic produce grown at Drew Farm and the DPSCD PD Safe Routes to School program will seek pledges to be the Eyes & Ears of our communities. Slow Roll riders and community members are also invited to discover the unique programs and offerings at DPSCD and pre-enroll their children.










August 26

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Back-to-School Expo at the Wayne County Family Aquatic Center

Join DPSCD Saturday, August 26 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for a fun-filled, free Back-to-School Expo at the Wayne County Family Aquatic Center located at 12600 Chandler Park Dr. Detroit, MI 48213. Learn about DPSCD schools, their exciting programs and unique opportunities. Make sure to visit our “STEAMy DPSCD” booth for school information, and to enroll your child in a DPSCD school. There will be giveaways to families who enroll and to DPSCD parents who bring a non-DPSCD parent to the event to enroll. For additional information on documentation needed to enroll, visit


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