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.

2012-13 Academic Plan Highlights

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

Teacher Interview Schedule for Fall 2012

All interviews will be by appointment and scheduled. Teacher Interview Schedule fall 2012

Congratulations to the following award winners in the 2012 Southeastern Michigan Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for 2012!

DPS  2012 National Scholastic Competition Winners Gold Key Photography Portfolio Nogoye Sow Cass Technical High School Teacher: Senghor Reid Christopher Terry Renaissance High School Teacher: Odette Holley Bates Academy Teacher: Robin McDaniel Kimani Johnson – Gold Key – Painting Kennedy Scott – Certificate – Painting Joya Wood – Gold Key – Photography Joya Wood – Certificate – Photography Cass Technical High School Teachers: Kimberly Harden,  Mindy Mitchell, Senghor Reid Asia Hightower – Silver Key – Fashion Asia Hightower – Certificate – Fashion Alondra Lopez – Gold Key – Fashion Alondra Lopez – Silver Key – Jewelry Kellye Perdue – Certificate – Digital Art Tremaine Shelton – Silver Key – Drawing Nogoye Sow – Gold Key – Photography Nogoye Sow –

DPS offers special parent workshops in seven Parent Resource Centers over holiday break to teach parents budgeting strategies for the New Year

Parents can also check out academic toolkits to take home to their children   Detroit Public Schools’ is offering special parent workshops in seven Parent Resource Centers this holiday break in conjunction with the district’s first-ever Holiday learning Fest, where 18 schools are open to students for six days (December 27, 28, 29, 2011 and January 3, 4, 5, 2012) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide academic support and remediation, fun activities and free meals for students. Parents can also check out academic toolkits to take home and work on with their children over the break.   When: The remaining parent workshops are from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m on December 29, 2011 and January 3, 4, 5,