Category Archives: News and Press Releases

DPSCD alumnus is drafted to a Super Bowl Championship team

Former Martin Luther King High School football, basketball and baseball player Avonte Maddox was drafted by the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles this weekend. He was a 2014 graduate of King and held a 3.6 grade point average upon graduating.

Join us for a DPSCD School Board Community Meeting

Mark your calendars for the second quarterly DPSCD School Board Community Meeting of 2018 on Monday, April 30 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men, 2001 W. Warren, Detroit, MI 48208. For questions or to request special arrangements, please contact DPSCD School Board Secretary, Karen Morgan, at or (313) 873-7860.

Bedrock Commits $1M Lead Investment to Train Detroiter’s at Breithaupt CTC

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti, joined officials from Quicken Loans and Bedrock to announce their $1 million investment in the Breithaupt Career and Technical School.

Examination High School Appeals Process Update

This is an update regarding the Examination High School application process. The week of April 16, DPSCD notified applicants for Cass Tech, King, Renaissance and Southeastern high schools of their admissions status. Some students were accepted to schools, others were denied and some were waitlisted for one of their school choices. Students who were denied or wait listed have the opportunity to appeal to be accepted into the school they desire. For more information, please visit the DPSCD Enrollment site for the frequently asked questions regarding the examination high school appeals and application process.

DPSCD To Host Teacher Fair on April 24

DPSCD is hosting a Teacher Recruitment Fair on April 24, 2018 to continue seeking qualified educators! Applications are being accepted for all positions in core subjects, art and music, and special education. Come Join Our Team and help make DPSCD the best school district in the nation!

DPSCD board member LaMar Lemmons receives MASB Board Member Award

The award recognizes outstanding work in enhancing achievement among students in Michigan DETROIT – April 23, 2018 – The Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) announced its award recipients of the Board Member Awards on Friday, April 20, which was presented at the Michigan Association of School Boards 2018 Awards Ceremony and Dinner, presented by Wayne County Association of School Boards (WCASB). Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Board Member LaMar Lemmons III was presented the award for his work and dedication to DPSCD in ensuring the enhancement of the school district and its students. “We are extremely proud of Mr. Lemmons and this great accomplishment. He has a long-vested history in the District and is always reliable for providing

Got Skills – Teach your passion and find out how at the CTE Hiring Fair!

You love what you do. Sharing that love can translate into a lifelong career for a DPSCD student. Teach your passion as a highly-qualified, experienced, industry-trained professional and help us put our students on the pathway to success. The Career and Technical Education Hiring Fair will be held at the Randolph Career and Technical Center on Thursday, April 26 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Current instructional openings include, welding, robotics, CNC machining, culinary arts, IT, construction trades, agri-science, health sciences, business management, finance, automotive services, aviation, broadcasting, and radio/TV. All CTE instructional positions require valid/appropriate state of Michigan CTE credentials or qualifying work experience.

DPSCD to host eighth-grade student focused high school expo

Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) will host the Level Up High School Expo at Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will showcase several high school options for Detroit’s middle school students transitioning to high school freshmen in the 2018-2019 school year. The expo also offers an opportunity for current high school students considering transfer options to explore DPSCD schools. Parents and students will learn about career pathways, college support, skilled trades curriculum offered at DPSCD’s career and technical centers, special education and adult education programs – the Level Up Expo will provide a one-stop-shop for on-site enrollment, immunizations, high school success workshops, student entertainment, free lunch

Three DPSCD Schools are closed due to power outages

Today, Wednesday April 18, there are three schools that are closed due to no power: Brenda Scott Burns Mann

DPSCD rolls out the green carpet leading up to 2018 Earth Day Festival

It’s that time of year where we all are eager for the warmer weather and the flowers to bloom, it’s also an exciting time for our community to celebrate our wonderful planet. Earth Week: April 16 – April 20 DPSCD is excited to announce and celebrate Earth Week which occurs from Monday, April 16 through Friday, April 20. Coordinated by DPSCD’s Office of School Nutrition, students and teachers will gather daily to celebrate our wonderful planet by participating in theme-based learning activities focusing on health and wellness and establishing sustainable environments. These themes include getting active, recycling, healthy eating, and water and energy conservation. See schedule below. Earth Day Festival: April 21 After a week of focusing on making our