Tag Archives: Academics

DPSCD Unveils Long-Term Plan for Academic Success

Plan provides framework for academic turnaround of Michigan’s largest school district DETROIT (Nov. 4, 2016) – Detroit Public Schools Community District’s Interim Superintendent Alycia Meriweather, Transition Manager Steven Rhodes and the Academic Advisory Council announce the unveiling of the district’s long-term academic plan designed to significantly improve the student performance of Michigan’s largest school district. “It’s gratifying to see the work of the last several months come to fruition. This is a fresh start for DPSCD.  With local control being restored, the realization of financial stability and a new ground breaking academic plan, we believe the district is on track for a major turnaround,” said Rhodes. The Academic Advisory Council was comprised of 160 DPSCD students, parents, teachers, principals, community

DPS continues to stabilize enrollment trends: Fall-to-Winter loss rates improve year-over-year data indicates the best improvement in four years

Winter Count recorded an increase in the number of students in elementary-middle schools –  with 44 additional students For the second time in the 2015-2016 school year, Detroit Public Schools (DPS) has exceeded projected enrollment targets. The District closed the gap this school year with a loss of approximately 505 students, which represents the smallest change in enrollment from fall to winter since the 2012-2013 school year. Since that time the average student loss for this time period has been 646 pupils. Further, the District recorded an actual increase of 44 students in the number of pupils in elementary-middle school grades in the winter count. Overall, 29 neighborhood elementary-middle schools recorded more students this semester than in the fall. Twice

Attention Non-Resident Students: The Detroit Public Schools may now enroll non-resident students

The Detroit Public Schools may now enroll non-resident students under Section 105 and 105c of the State School Aid Act (MCL 388.1705c[19]).  Applications for non-resident student enrollments will be taken at the School of Choice (Cass, Renaissance, M.L. King and Detroit School of Arts are excluded) or in the Student Services and Data Management Complex located in the South Wing of Frederick Douglass Academy until Friday, September 6, 2013, Monday through Thursday, during the hours of 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Per State Law, there are no exceptions until the next enrollment deadline in the second semester, Friday, January 24, 2014. Non-residents enrollment flier Features: No cost for the School of Choice program No transportation is provided Students can remain in Detroit, if

DPS students enjoy math and engineering summer camps!

The DPS Office of Mathematics Education has partnered with West Point Academy, National Association of Black Engineers, and University of Detroit Mercy to bring several STEM Summer camps together.

DPS 2012 grads score more than $106 million in scholarships and grants for college

Detroit Public Schools’ graduating class of 2012 scored more than $106 million in scholarships and grants for college, up from $77.4 million for the 2010-11 school year, according to a report released today. “Detroit has thousands of students who are excelling and many more who have graduated, gone on to college and become leaders in their respective fields and industries, and in their communities,” DPS emergency manager Roy Roberts said. “This should serve as an inspiration to our young people and all those adults who taught and assisted them along the way, and encouragement to those adults to create opportunities for even more students in the future.” The scholarships and grants totals come from more than 4,100 graduates across 24

2012-13 Academic Plan Highlights

DPS announces three contract schools to convert to DPS-authorized charter schools

Conversions will ensure schools meet performance-based measures Detroit Public Schools is converting three contract schools to DPS-authorized charter schools this fall, ensuring the schools will be required to meet performance-based measures, the district announced today. “The granting of these charters eliminates the Contract-Managed School Model from DPS’ portfolio and rids us of the legacy issues  associated with the contract schools while, at the same time, ensuring these schools will be held to the same rigorous performance standards for student achievement and fiscal responsibility of all DPS schools,” said Emergency Manager Roy S. Roberts. Following a Strategic Sourcing process and planning by a cross-departmental team of stakeholders, the following schools will operate as DPS-authorized charter schools for 2012-13: Capstone Academy: Capstone

DPS announces principals to lead eight Self-Governing Schools for 2012-13 academic year, names of Governing Council members

Detroit Public Schools announced principal assignments for eight of the district’s nine Self-Governing Schools for the 2012-13 academic year.  Principal appointments are effective July 1, 2012. School 2012-2013 Principal Detroit Institute of Technology at Cody Mary Kovari Medicine and Community Health Academy at Cody Michelle Parker Cody Academy of Public Leadership Johnathon Matthews Osborn Collegiate Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Tanya Bowman Osborn College Preparatory Academy Calvin B. Patillo Osborn Evergreen Academy of Design and Alternative Energy Felicia Cook Dr. Benjamin Carson School for Science and Medicine Brenda Belcher Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School Ricardo Martin The Self-Governing Schools Initiative is a key component of Emergency Manager Roy S. Roberts’ Action Plan for 2012-2013. “We know that a “one

DPS honors Volunteer Reading Corps and Volunteer Business Corps through recognition event at the DIA

Detroit Public Schools on Friday, June 1 honored its wonderful Volunteer Reading Corps and Volunteer Business Corps through a special recognition event at the Detroit Institute of Arts. More than 130 volunteers attended this informal event which included light refreshments and pastries in the Kresge Court. Guests also had an opportunity to see the 75th Annual DPS Student Art Exhibition on display in a nearby gallery before it closes on June 3. Admission to the museum and parking were free. “We at DPS are always heartened to know that, in addition to our hard-working teachers, principals and staff, we have a Corps of community support through our Volunteer Reading Corps, which is more than 1,000 members strong, and our Volunteer

DPS Superintendent for Academics to present details of 2012-13 Academic Plan to parents in a series of workshops

Karen Ridgeway, Detroit Public Schools’ Superintendent for Academics, will present details of the district’s 2012-13 Academic Plan to parents in a series of workshops. The plan’s focus is on Building Academic Excellence and Four Core Strategies: Providing a high-quality, well-rounded educational experience to all students that is rigorous, relevant, and engaging Building strong relationships with students, families, and the community to increase trust and shared responsibility Ensuring that every classroom has a high quality effective educator, supported by high-quality effective administrators and support staff Aligning resources to accomplish priorities within a balanced budget When and Where: Wednesday, May 30 10 a.m. to noon — Priest Elementary Middle School, 7840 Wagner 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Detroit School of Arts