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One of the Nation’s Premiere Scholarship Programs Award Detroit Students $20,000 for College Cydney Gardner Brown (Renaissance), and Oluwakemi Dauda (Ben Carson), are exceptional Detroit Public Schools Community District seniors. They have been recognized among the country’s most outstanding high school leaders by the Coca‑Cola Scholars Foundation and have been awarded a $20,000 college scholarship. As a member of the 29th class of Coca‑Cola Scholars, Gardner Brown and Dauda not only exemplify superior leadership, service, and academics – they are change agents, positively affecting others in this community. Gardner Brown and Dauda were selected from a pool of nearly 86,000 initial applicants from across the country. “This year’s Coca Cola Scholars were selected from over 86,000 applicants nationwide, which is
On October 14, the Detroit Community Health Connection held their Annual Meeting and Red Carpet Awards Event at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History. At the ceremony, three students from Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine were recognized with a “Youth Award.” The students recognized were: Tayebah Chowdhury, Tasnim Hussain, and Mahbuba Miah. The award stems from a video they created last school year encouraging their peers to eat healthy. The video was assigned as an interdisciplinary project to create a product to educate their peers about a health-risk behavior. Their client was the Healthy Teens Community Care Center, which is associated with the Detroit Community Health Connection. The students were accompanied by Mrs. Bradlin, their
Linda Bradlin, a teacher at Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine, was elected to the board of the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) and recently had an article published in the MSTA Newsletter! View the article on page 18: Motivating Mastery Through Badging!
DPS students continue to close gap with statewide peers and are now only 2.4 percent away from the state average; gap was more than 17 percent in 2008 Detroit Public Schools’ high school graduation rate increased six percentage points for 2015, bringing the rate to 77.35 percent, the highest rate in a decade. DPS students also continued to close the gap with their statewide peers and now are only 2.4 percent away from the state average. DPS students beat the state’s rate of increase by more than five percentage points. The District’s dropout rate also decreased by nearly 7 percent to 11.47 percent. (Note: Based on cohort graduation rates and cohort dropout rates calculated for all schools in the State
The district kicks off its Application Schools Period Wednesday, February 24 for the 22 Application Schools, which range from a number of top-ranked schools by Excellent Schools Detroit to robust STEM programs such as Detroit International Academy, home of the Pink Panthers and all-girls robotics team, to language immersion programs, including those offered at Academy of the Americas and Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School. The month-long Application Schools period runs from February 24 to March 23. Applications are open to families of current DPS students as well as those newly enrolling or attending school elsewhere. The Application Schools are as follows: Academy of the Americas (K-8) / Academy of the Americas (9-11) Ann Arbor Trail Magnet Elementary-Middle School Bates Academy Benjamin
DPS High Schools offer Detroit 8th grade students career path options from medical to musical and more
New High School Open House Series tailored for 8th grade students
Detroit Public Schools launched this month a NEW initiative to ensure Detroit 8th grade students can explore the District’s High Schools before the spring Enrollment period to allow parents/guardians and their children to make the best decision possible for their High School of choice. All Detroit 8th grade students graduating in June 2016 are welcome to attend these fun and engaging events.
Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine (BCHS) was selected as one of 20 National Academy Foundation (NAF) academies awarded with the 2015-2016 Lenovo Scholars Network Mobile App Development Program, on Thursday, October 15. The mobile app development program, which is on its second year, is designed to provide a comprehensive curriculum that will advance STEM skills in the classroom. Students will participate in a project-based competition focused on designing and developing a mobile app and a business plan for taking the app to market. The program promotes critical thinking, team building and analytical skills needed to become the next generation of developers and innovators. For more information, please visit www.lenovoscholars.com.
Detroit Public Schools, in collaboration with State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit), hosted a Legislators’ Tour on Friday, Jan. 16. Co-hosts for the tour included: House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), Rep. Brian Banks (D-Detroit), Sen. Bert Johnson (D-Detroit) and Sen. David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights). Titled “Revitalizing Their Dreams Education Unity Tour,” the event commemorated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and aimed to foster bipartisan discussion around education policy as the bus made stops at multiple school buildings including: Adult Education Center-West Campus Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS) Mark Twain School for Scholars Bennett Elementary School Davison Elementary-Middle School Charles Wright Academy of Arts and Science Communication & Media Arts High School The legislators also gained knowledge
IKEA design team helps to create new “Ben Carson Reading Room” for Benjamin Carson High School students
Thanks to design and labor support from IKEA of Canton, Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine (BCHS) celebrated the opening of the new Ben Carson Reading Room on Wednesday, February 26 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The BCHS Reading Room is the 101st reading room established across the country by the Carson Scholars Fund (CSF). The Carson Scholars Fund is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 1994 by world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson and his wife, Candy. The organization is dedicated to combating illiteracy and promoting leisurely reading as a key to unlocking a child’s full potential. Ben Carson High School is now among the established Reading Rooms in 14 states and Washington, D.C., decorated with
FOX 2 News: Ben Carson students and DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital President rally Detroiters to live healthier
Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine students Asiah White and Mohammed Karim appeared with DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital President and CEO Reginald Eadie, M.D. on FOX 2 News Thursday, October 31, 2013. The interview highlighted the No Soda Pop November and No Fried Food December 61 Day Challenge. Watch the FOX 2 News Interview: http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/video?clipId=9474481&autostart=true