Category Archives: Announcements

Examination High Schools Application Deadline Extended to Friday, Feb 9

For the 2018-2019 school year, the high school examination application deadline has been extended to Friday, February 9, 2017 to ensure flexibility and opportunity are extended to all DPSCD eighth-grade students. Please note that the exam is an online high school placement test. Students with IEPs and accommodations may take the print edition of the test.  Any student or parent may request a print edition of the test as well. If students do not apply for an exam school, the high school placement test will still be used by high school counselors and administrative staff for student placement. You may also access this information on the Examination High School Page.  Students who complete the application process will be notified of the outcome by the week of March 26, 2018.

Academy of the Americas High School is closed due to no heat.

Renaissance High and Jerry L. White Schools are closed due to a power outage. DTE has been notified.

Due to the severe winter storm, all DPSCD campuses and central office locations will be closed Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Due to the severe winter storm, all DPSCD campuses and central office locations will be closed Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Priest Elementary- Middle School is closed today due to power outage.

Catherine C. Blackwell Institute is closed today due to a power outage.

All DPSCD Schools will resume our regular school schedule tomorrow Sept. 27th. Please ensure that students are in school and on time. Good attendance is critical to our students’ success.

The weather will be returning to normal seasonal temperatures starting tomorrow. We will resume our regular school schedule. Ensure that students’ are in school and on time. Good attendance is critical to our students success.

Due to a hazardous weather advisory, DPSCD is issuing an early dismissal for all DPSCD schools for Tuesday September 26th. Additionally, all afternoon sports and training is canceled for Tuesday September 26th as well.

All schools will follow the half day dismissal schedule for Tuesday, September 26 due to near record high temperatures this fall. Please ensure that all students attend school as teaching and learning is still expected. Temperatures are expected to range up to the mid-90s. The half day early dismissal schedule is for school-based staff and students. All Central Office staff must remain at work the full work day. In addition, all afternoon sports and training are canceled Tuesday. For a list of half day dismissal times, please visit the school profile pages at detroitk12.org. Based on current weather predictions, we expect to return to our regular schedule on Wednesday.

Due to a hazardous weather advisory, DPSCD is issuing an early dismissal for all DPSCD schools for Monday September 25th. Additionally, all afternoon sports and training is canceled for Monday September 25th as well.

According to the National Weather Service, a hazardous weather advisory has been issued for southeast Michigan.  Near record early fall heat will continue through Monday with temperatures possibly ranging up to the mid 90s. As a precautionary measure the District is issuing an early dismissal for all DPSCD schools. Please follow the half day dismissal schedule for Monday, September 25.   The NWS is advising that heat safety precautions should be considered for those participating in outdoor activity. As a result all afternoon sports and training is canceled Monday.