Category Archives: News and Press Releases

Detroit Public Schools Community District superintendent reveals new brand, signaling a new phase in urban education reform for Detroit’s public education system

Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti announced today the District’s new branding campaign, which includes a new logo and tagline, “Students rise. We all rise.”

Summer school reminder

Summer school begins for staff on Monday, June 25 Summer school begins for students on Tuesday, June 26 Students in K-5 buildings are in session from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 6-12 grades are in session from 8:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m. Summer school runs through July 26 Breakfast and lunch will be served If you have any questions or concerns regarding summer school, please call the parent hotline at (313) 240-4377

Register today for summer school!

Summer School registration is now open

June 18, 2018 Early Dismissal Schedule

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Detroit area now through Monday, June 18, 2018, until 6:00 PM. Based on anticipated high temperatures, the District will implement a three-hour early release for all schools, Monday, June 18, 2018. Schools that have planned promotional ceremonies can continue as planned with the support of your families. Please refer to the schedule below. School Name AM Bell PM Bell 3 Hour Early Release  ACADEMY AMERICAS ELEM/MIDDLE 8:15 AM 3:25 PM 12:25 PM ACADEMY AMERICAS HIGH SCHOOL 8:00 AM 3:20 PM 12:20 PM ADULT ED EAST 8:30 AM 4:00 PM 1:00 PM ADULT ED WEST 8:30 AM 4:00 PM 1:00 PM ANN ARBOR TRAIL 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 11:40 AM

Renaissance student receives WSU Med-Direct scholarship

Congratulations are in order for Renaissance Senior Kahlid Ali, who recently received the Wayne State University Med-Direct (Wayne M.D.) scholarship.

Cody teacher named Fred Martin Detroit Educator of the Year

In May, Cody Medicine and Community Health Academy social studies teacher Michelle A. Shorter, was named the 2018 Fred Martin Educator of the Year at the Coleman A. Young Foundation (CAYF) Annual Awards Experience.

Cass Tech student earns scholarship to medical school

During the June 12 Board Meeting, Dr. Vitti and Board Members recognized Breanna Ramsey for her demonstration of the District’s core value of Excellence.

Western International High School student reaches big dreams, drafted to MLB

DPSCD student and No. 1 Michigan prospect drafted in the fifth round  DETROIT – June 5, 2018 – Western International High School senior and baseball player, William English, age 17, was selected in the fifth round of the 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft by the Los Angeles Angels. English, a 6-foot-4 right-handed pitcher and outfielder, is one of the youngest players in this year’s draft class and began playing baseball at the age of three.  With a 90-93 mile per hour (mph) fastball, English was named the No. 1 top MLB draft prospect in Michigan. This past year, English was heavily scouted by numerous teams including the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees and

Students have fun and learn at Camp Burt Shurly

Are you a parent looking for free and accessible experiences for your child this summer? Consider the week-long summer camp experience at Camp Burt Shurly.

DPSCD School Board Community Meeting – June 20

There will be a DPSCD school board community meeting on Wednesday, June 20 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Northwest Activities Center of Detroit.