Category Archives: Student Showcase

Enroll NOW for DPSCD Pre-K!

Detroit Public Schools Community District’s Foundation for Early Learners and Early Childhood Education is enrolling now for Pre-K. Spaces are available at: L. Holmes, 8950 Crane, Det. MI 48213- 313.866.5644 Burton International, 2001 Martin Luther King Blvd., Det. MI 48208- 313.596.3800 Golightly Educational Center, 5536 St. Antoine, Det. 48202- 313.870.1101 New Paradigm Loving, 1000 Lynn, Det., MI 48211 – 313.252.3028 Palmer Park, 3901 Margareta, Det. MI 48221 – 313. 494.7300 Rutherford Winans Academy, 16411 Curtis, Det. MI 48235 – 313.852.0694 Vernor, 13726 Pembroke, Det. MI 48235 – 313.494.7342 Prekindergarten Registration Requirements: Birth Certificate Proof of Income Up-to-date Immunization Record Child’s Insurance Card Proof of Residency (Wayne County) Parents interested in finding out more about DPSCD’ early childhood education program offerings

Renaissance High School Receives Global Navigator High School Scholarship

The Department of World Languages congratulates Renaissance High School (RHS) for being nominated a CIEE Global Navigator School! RHS is the first CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) school in Michigan to achieve this recognition. This means that Renaissance students will compete internally for scholarships to travel abroad during the summer of 2017 and beyond! The scholarship money will provide $25,000 in merit and need-based scholarships to Renaissance students. Scholarships range from 20-100 percent of tuition, depending on students’ financial situations. The Department of World Languages would like to recognize Ms. Rayana Safah, a French teacher at Renaissance, for working collaboratively to complete the application to secure this great opportunity for many RHS students. For more information about CIEE, visit

First Annual Tri-County Military and College Financing Workshop

Parents and Detroit area high school and college students don’t miss the First Annual Tri-County Military Service and College Financing Workshop on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. —1:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Detroit Light Guard Armory located at 4400 East 8 Mile Rd. Detroit, MI 48234. The purpose of the event is to inform students and parents about the options available to assist in attending a service academy, a local university, paying for college, or for entering the military after high school. Students and parents will be able to meet with admissions officers and Detroit alumni from the U.S. Military Academies Army-Navy-Air Force-Coast Guard-Merchant Marines; recruiters from all Military Services, to include the Michigan Army National Guard and the Army Reserve will

City of Detroit Partners with Vision To Learn to Provide Free Eye Exam and Glasses to Detroit Students

New Health Department Partnership to screen 5,000 students for poor eyesight, 45 Students at Gompers Elementary will receive free eyeglasses during the launch As many as 5,000 Detroit school children will have a chance to see clearly and achieve success in the classroom, thanks to a partnership with the Detroit Health Department (DHD) and Vision To Learn, (VTL) a national non-profit devoted to providing free exams and eye glasses to children in low-income communities. The project kicked off today at Samuel Gompers Elementary Middle School in the Brightmoor community, where 45 students put on their new eyeglasses for the first time.  There to launch the program were Mayor Mike Duggan, Detroit Health Officer Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Vision To Learn Founder Austin

Detroit Public Schools Community District Celebrates Apple Crunch Day October 13

All Detroit Public Schools Community District Sites to Take a Bite at Noon  An old adage states that an apple a day will keep the doctor away.  If that’s true, students and staff of Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) may not need to seek any medical attention for some time. Thursday, October 13, 2016, at noon, as part of the celebration of National Farm to School Month, students, staff, teachers and administrators — will collectively crunch on a Michigan apple to commemorate the 3rd Annual Motor City Apple Crunch Day—promoting healthy eating. More about “Apple Crunch” The Apple Crunch originated in New York City in 2012 with 400,000 New Yorkers biting an apple on Food Day.  Since then, millions

UTSAAH 2016 Black Tie Charity Gala Featuring Carleton Students and Principal

Carleton Elementary School’s partner the Detroit Education Society (DES) hosted its Annual Black Tie Charity Event on Friday, September 30. Principal Myrina Scott was the emcee for the evening, and five fifth graders were featured doing Bollywood dancing, a traditional Indian style of dance. The event was held at the Detroit Yacht Club which raised money to continue and expand the online tutoring program to other Detroit schools. The children received a true cultural experience! About the Detroit Education Society The DES is a charitable organization founded by local professionals of Indian origin. They are dedicated to serving the Detroit community; specifically Detroit schools. They are in partnership with Carleton Elementary School as well as Wayne Elementary School, and provide online Skype tutoring

DPSCD Continues Upward Trend of Stabilized Enrollment

Student enrollment continues to stabilize for the fourth consecutive year, validating the focused effort Detroit Public Schools Community District has made to implement innovative academic programs district-wide. Conservative estimates regarding preliminary Count Day figures show enrollment at 45,265-45,365, just shy 1/2 of one percent of the targeted goal. Enrollment numbers have remained steady over the last four years with only a 1.7-3% reduction in student enrollment, compared to historical data of 10% or more, and continued growth in market share. “We are pleased with our continued progress in stabilizing enrollment, while focusing on our goal of providing an excellent education for our students,” said Alycia Meriweather, interim superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District. “This is a true Fresh Start for DPSCD, and our

The Reverend Jesse Jackson Visits DPSCD Adult Education Center – West Campus

The Reverend Jesse Jackson, (Founder of Rainbow/Push Coalition, Civil Rights Leader, Past U. S. Presidential Candidate in 1984 and 1988), along with NAACP Detroit Chapter and other community organizations, visited DPSCD Adult Education Center – West Campus on Tuesday, September 27, for National Voter Registration Day. Approximately 110 students and 20 staff members assembled together to hear Jackson speak about the importance of exercising your right to vote. All students at the West Campus are 18 years of age or older and are completing classes to earn their GED or high school diploma. Jackson spoke of his mother-in-law who dropped out of high school and earned her GED after raising four children, later graduating from graduate school while in her

Detroit Public Schools Community District Celebrates Wayne County Manufacturing Day!

Students to visit a variety of manufacturing sites throughout Wayne County Detroit Public Schools Community District will celebrate Wayne County Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 7. Students from 13 of the District’s career and technical centers, middle and high schools will visit manufacturing sites and community colleges around the county. “Manufacturing Day provides our students with options and opportunities to be exposed to the various manufacturing industries in our county,” said Marion K. McGhee, DPSCD Executive Director for the Office of Career and College Readiness. “It is an exciting time when business and industry partners open their doors to connect with students and the workforce of tomorrow.” Manufacturing Day — or MFG Day — is a national celebration of modern

Saturday in the D

Saturday in the D offers a variety of free core and enrichment classes at Detroit Collegiate Prep at Northwestern High School. Courses include: Algebra/Robotics English Chess Debate Music Spanish Wrestling Dance and more! For more information, call 313-915-0352.