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For quick enrollment questions, call (313) 240-4377.

To enroll

AMELIA_EARHART_060_EDITTo enroll a new student or to re-enroll a current student, there are a few simple steps you must take for your neighborhood school. Parents and guardians must apply in person at a school and provide the following:

  1. Child’s birth certificate
  2. Proof of address (W-2, pay stub, public assistance documents, any official government mail, utility bills, driver’s license, etc.)
  3. Immunization record
  4. Transcripts or Report Cards
  5. Enrollment form (new enrollees) Detroit Public Schools Community District Enrollment Form 2016-17Enrollment Form-SpanishEnrollment Form-ArabicEnrollment Form-BengaliEnrollment Form-HmongEnrollment Form-Romanian

See more information below for Examination, Application and Early Childhood Schools.

Find your neighborhood school

To find a school in your area, please enter your address in the School Boundary Search.

Visit your school


Once you have gathered the necessary paperwork, call the school you want your child to attend to arrange a visit in order to complete the process. A parent or guardian should accompany students. Except for application schools, students are assigned to schools in their neighborhood. Parents whose children are returning to DPS or new to the district should visit their school of choice to enroll. Transportation rules will apply. Enrollment into an examination school or in application schools, as well as enrolling special needs students require steps in addition to those listed above. For enrollment information, call (313) 240-4377.

Attention all Non-Resident Students: 

Detroit Public Schools may now enroll non-resident students* for the 2016-2017 school year under Section 105 and Section 105c of the State School Aid Act (MCL 388.1705c[19]). Enrollment is open to students in grades K-12 now through Friday, September 9, 2016. Parents/guardians can go to the schools directly to enroll their child/children. Please be sure to have your child’s/children’s:  original birth certificate, immunization record, and all official transcript records at the time of enrollment. Please note there are additional considerations that must be met for our exam and application schools.

*There is no cost for School of Choice students; no transportation is provided for Schools of Choice students; and Detroit Public schools may refuse to enroll a non-resident student that is or has been suspended during the past two years or has been expelled.

Pick YOUR Perfect School!

S.T.E.A.M.y Summer in DPSCD!

Back-to-School Readiness Events every Saturday in August!

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Detroit Public Schools Community District wants to ensure students are learning year round, even during the summer months, to keep minds actively engaged and help students to be prepared for the first day of school! DPSCD, along with a host of partners, is offering a series of FREE, FUN and ENGAGING summer academic events entitled S.T.E.A.M.y Summer, with S.T.E.A.M. standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

Saturday, August 6th / 10 am – 2 pm
1801 Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207
Thank you for your interest. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Saturday, August 6th / 10 am – 2 pm
21415 Plymouth, Detroit, MI 48239
Space is limited – first come, first served.
Refreshments Available

Saturday, August 13th / 10 am – 2 pm
5020 John R Street, Detroit, MI 48202
Immunizations, School Supplies. Limited seats.
Early bird registration for DPSCD/Prospective
DPSCD families at:
Saturday, August 20th / 10 am – 2 pm

12600 Chandler Park Dr., Detroit, MI 48213
FAMILY FREE DAY* / S.T.E.A.M. Activities
Space is limited – first come, first served.

Saturday, August 27th / 10 am – 1 pm
All district schools will be open
with activities and tours.
Saturday, August 27th / 10 am – 2 pm

6134 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
FAMILY FREE DAY* / S.T.E.A.M. Activities
Space is limited – first come, first served.

Early Childhood

DSC_0278Detroit Public Schools Foundation for Early Learners provides a high quality early learning experience for special needs and general education students 4 years of age by December 1. The Early Childhood Programs are comprised of two prekindergarten programs: the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) and Title I. Students selected for the Great Start Readiness Program must have at least two (2) risk factors and meet the income guidelines. Title I students are selected based on the needs of the school community.

Among the first initiatives to be implemented from the district’s 2013-17 strategic plan, “Neighborhood-Centered, Quality Schools,” Detroit Public Schools has vastly increased preschool offerings for eligible students, expanded art and music offerings in all schools and created new parenting programs to increase parent engagement.

Visit the Foundation for Early Learners website »

Application Schools


Detroit Public Schools has 22 schools that require an application for enrollment. DPS Application Schools range from a number of top-ranked schools by Excellent Schools Detroit to new programs such as the Mark Twain School for Scholars, a gifted and talented school in Southwest Detroit, to language immersion programs, such as those offered at Academy of the Americas and Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School. Other Application School options include high-achieving elementary schools to specialty programs such as Davis Aerospace Technical High School, where students can learn to fly while taking a rigorous college preparatory curriculum; Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine, which offers medical pathways; Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School, which has comprehensive partnerships with Johns Hopkins and other institutions; and Detroit School of Arts, the metro region’s premier performing arts and music high school.

The Round 1 application period has closed, but enrollment is ongoing in many schools. Families may call any school to determine if spots are still available! Applications are open to families of current DPS students as well as those newly enrolling or attending school elsewhere.

The district is now using one application for its Applications schools.  Please note requirements on the Application for submission of report cards, test data, transcripts, essay and Grade Point Average information. Schools also may have other individual entry requirements listed below. Be prepared to provide behavior reports.

DPS Common Application for Application Schools

DPS Application for Application Schools -Spanish

Application 2016-Arabic

Application 2016-Hmong

Application 2016-Bengali

Application 2016-Romanian

The application schools, with individual requirements, are as follows:

  • Academy of the Americas — Application/language proficiency assessment
  • Ann Arbor Trail Magnet School — Application/ 2.5 GPA / letters of recommendation  Ann Arbor Trail Letter of Recommendation Template.Final
  • Bates Academy — Application/3.2 minimum GPA requirement/assessment/letters of recommendation  Bates Academy Letter of Recommendation Check List
  • Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine –Application
  • Burton International Academy — Application
  • Chrysler Elementary — Application/ assessment/interview
  • Clippert Academy — Application/ 2.5 GPA/letters of recommendation  Clippert Academy Magnet Middle School Letter of Recommendation template
  • Communication and Media Arts — Application/ letters of recommendation CMA Letter of Recommendation Template
  • Davis Aerospace Technical High School — Application/ 2.5 GPA/ letters of recommendation Davis Aerospace Letter of Recommendation Template
  • Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern — Application/ 2.5 GPA / Letters of Recommendation
  • Detroit International Academy for Young Women — Application
  • Detroit School of Arts — Application/audition/2.5 GPA requirement/letters of recommendation 2015 2016 Detroit School of Arts Application Recommendation Form
  • Edward Duke Ellington Conservatory of Music and Art at Beckham — Application/2.5 GPA/ letters of recommendation Duke Ellington Letter of Recommendation Template
  • Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School — Application /2.5 GPA/ language assessment
  • Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men — Application/interview
  • Golightly Education Center — Application/2.5 GPA
  • Ludington Magnet Middle and Honors Academy — Application/ 2.5 GPA/Assessment/Interview
  • Marcus Garvey Academy — Application/ 2.5 GPA
  • Mark Twain School for Scholars — Application/ 3.0 GPA/Assessment
  • Nichols Elementary-Middle School — Application
  • Robeson/Malcolm X Academy — Application / 2.5 GPA / Minimum 3.2 GPA for Grades 6-8 Honors program
  • Spain Elementary-Middle School — Application/ letters of recommendation

Highland Park students

All 8th grade students from Highland Park are encouraged to call Detroit Collegiate Preparatory Academy at Northwestern for enrollment.

Phone: (313) 899-7370

Detroit Collegiate Preparatory Academy at Northwestern Overview


The first seven new public, tuition free Montessori classrooms will open in Detroit for the start of the 2016-17 school year.

The district has begun taking applications for:

  • Early childhood (ages 4-6) and early elementary (grades 1-2) multi-age classrooms at Edison Elementary School, 17045 Grand River Ave.;
  • Early childhood classrooms at Spain Elementary-Middle School, 3700 Beaubien St.;
  • An early childhood classroom at Maybury Elementary School, 4410 Porter St.

The early childhood classrooms utilizing the approved Montessori curriculum complement the district’s more than 175 pre-kindergarten classrooms offering the High Scope curriculum. Funding for this innovative program was made available through the recent state legislative transition investment for Detroit Public Schools Community District.

For more information, please call 313 240-4377.

The High School Examination Process for Fall 2016

All 8th grade students attending public and non-public schools are eligible to apply for admission to the 9th grade at Cass Technical High School, Renaissance High School and Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School’s Mathematics, Science and Applied Technology (MSAT) and Center for International Studies and Commerce programs for Fall 2017. Residency is not required.

Contact the Detroit Public Schools Office of Research, Evaluation, Assessment, and Accountability at 313-576-0050 with questions.

What are the steps required to apply?

Students must first complete and submit an application in order to take the placement exam. The applications must be submitted in October 2016.

Where can applications be found?

Applications are available during the application period at 1) All Detroit Public Libraries 2) All Detroit Public Schools’ Middle Schools 3) DPS Parent Resource Centers 4) Detroit Public Schools’ Office of Research Evaluation Assessment and Accountability located in the Support Services Complex Building-A at 1425 East Warren Ave.

When do students take the placement exam?

Detroit Public Schools students who submit an application will test at their middle school.  Non-DPS students who submit an application will be notified of their testing date and location by mail. Completed applications must be turned in, along with all required documents, to the student’s current school or the Detroit Public Schools Office of Research, Evaluation, Assessment, and Accountability.

Students must submit an application to be eligible to take the exam.

Can the application packet be mailed?


How are students notified of results?

The examination results are mailed in March.

What happens if students miss the application date or are seeking to transfer from another school?

Students interested in making a change in their school placement or students that have missed the application period can complete an “appeals packet” and submit it to their school of interest for consideration. Contact the schools for the Appeal Process.

Adult Education

Detroit Public Schools’ Adult Education programs offer High School Completion, General Educational Development (GED), Adult Basic Education/Pre-GED, and English as a Second Language at 11 community sites and school, including two main Adult Education campuses, throughout Detroit.

Free classes are available for more 1,200 adult learners 20 years and up, giving them the opportunity to upgrade their academic skills, complete high school, and obtain a General Educational Development (GED). We also provide opportunities at two Detroit Learning Labs for students to receive GED preparation.

Bus tickets are available. DPS’ main Adult Education Centers are located in two newly renovated facilities which include a new Welcome Center, Student Lounge, Media Centers and more than 200 new desktop computer learning stations. There are also numerous community sites to serve all clients throughout the City.

Visit the Adult Education website for details »

Enrollment for Homeless Children

About Detroit Public Schools Community District

Detroit Public Schools Community District is creating Centers of Excellence in every school in every neighborhood. The district’s primary mission is educating students to perform at high academic levels. DPSCD offers educational advantages to students throughout the district’s schools, including:

  • Academy of the Americas High School with Spanish Language/Literature, Honors classes, Career Exploration and more! Enrolling 9th, 10th and 11th graders!
  • Mark Twain Academy for Scholars, featuring a new gifted and talented program!
  • Expanded Arts/Music offerings
  • Elementary and Middle School organized sports leagues
  • High quality Pre-Kindergarten and 7 new Montessori classrooms
  • “Community Schools Model” offering services for families during expanded hours
  • Parent space in ALL DPSCD schools
  • District-wide, high-quality Customer Service mandate
  • 7 world languages and robust ESL programs
  • New and renovated state-of-the-art school buildings along with millions of dollars in school building improvements districtwide
  • Safety and security enhancements in schools throughout the district
  • Transportation, free healthy meals and a focus on safe routes to schools
  • Nearly $164 million in grants and scholarships for 2016 grads
  • More latchkey services
  • Top-ranked schools by Excellent Schools Detroit

Brochures and Pamphlets for all schools

Academy of the Americas Brochure

Ann Arbor Trail Brochure

Bagley Elementary School Brochure

Bates Academy Brochure

Bennett Elementary Brochure

Bow Elementary Middle School Brochure

Brewer Academy Brochure

Ronald Brown Academy Brochure

Bunch Preparatory Brochure

Burton International Academy Brochure

Catherine C. Blackwell Institute Brochure

Carleton Elementary Brochure

Carstens Water Sciences Academy at Remus Robinson Brochure

Carver STEM Academy Brochure

Chrysler Elementary Brochure

J.E Clark Preparatory Academy Brochure

Roberto Clemente Learning Academy Brochure

Clippert Academy Brochure

Cooke Elementary Brochure

Davison Elementary- middle school Brochure

Detroit Lions Academy Brochure

Dixon Educational Learning Academy Brochure

Dossin Elementary-middle School Brochure

Edgar O. Durfee Elementary-Middle School Brochure

Earhart Elementary Brochure

Edison Elementary School Brochure

Duke Ellington Conservatory of Music & Art at Beckham Academy Brochure

Emerson Elementary- middle school & Early Learning Neighborhood center Brochure

Fisher Magnet Lower Academy Brochure

Fisher Magnet Upper Academy Brochure

Fleming Early Learning Neighborhood center Brochure

Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School Brochure

Gardner Elementary School Brochure

Marcus Garvey Academy Brochure

Golightly Education center &  Early Learning Neighborhood center Brochure

Gompers Elementary- Middle School Brochure

Greenfield Union Elementary- Middle School Brochure

Harms Elementary School Brochure

Henderson Academy Brochure

A.L. Holmes Elementary- Middle School Brochure

Hutchinson Leadership Academy at howe Brochure

John R King Academic and Performing Arts Academy Brochure

Ludington Magnet middle Honors School Brochure

Mackenzie Elementary- Middle School Brochure

Mann Learning Community Brochure

Marquette Academy Brochure

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School Brochure

Mason Elementary-Middle School Brochure

Maybury Elementary School Brochure

Munger Elementary-Middle School Brochure

Neinas Elementary School Brochure

Nichols Elementary-Middle School Brochure

Noble Elementary-Middle School Brochure

Palmer Park Preparatory Academy & Early Learning Neighborhood center Brochure

Pasteur Elementary School Brochure

Priest Elementary-Middle School Brochure

Pulaski Elementary-Middle School Brochure

Paul Robeson Malcom X African Centered Academy Brochure

Sampson Webber Leadership Academy Brochure

Schulze Academy For Technology & Arts Brochure

Spain Elementary-Middle school Brochure

Thirkell Elementary-Middle School Brochure

Mark Twain School For Scholars Brochure

Vernor Elementary School Brochure

Wayne Elementary School Brochure

Charles Wright Academy Of Arts & Science Brochure

Coleman A. Young Elementary School Brochure

Pre-K-12, All Girls Academy

Detroit International Academy For Young Women

Pre-K, 6-12, All Boys Academy

Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men Brochure

High School/ Career  Technical Centers

Breithaupt Career and Technical Center Brochure

Crockett Career and Technical Center Brochure

Davis Aerospace Technical High School At Golightly Brochure

East English Village Preparatory Academy Brochure

Golightly Career and Technical Center Brochure

Academy of the Americas high school Brochure

Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School Brochure

West Side Academy for Leadership Development Brochure

Western International High School Brochure

Adult Education Centers

Adult Education center Brochure

Detroit Rising College Preparatory Schools

Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine Brochure

Detroit School of Arts Brochure

Cody Academy Of Public Leadership Brochure

Cody Medicine and Community Health Academy Brochure

Detroit Institute of Technology College Prep At Cody Brochure

Osborne Collegiate Academy of Mathematics, Sciences Brochure

Osborne College Preparatory Academy Brochure

Osborne Evergreen Academy of Design and Alternative Energy Brochure