Clark, J.E. Preparatory Academy

15755 Bremen Street, Detroit MI, 48224-3443

Phone: (313) 417-9340 • Fax: (313) 417-9345

Principal: Demond Thomas

About Us

School Brochure

The students and staff of Clark Preparatory Academy “Aspire to Go Higher.”  We have a school culture that encourages students to become life-long learners, college graduates, and productive citizens throughout society.  We believe that the road to “college readiness” begins with the positive experiences and exposure that students receive starting as early as Pre-School.

School of the Week: Clark, J.E. Preparatory Academy

Posted on May 6, 2013

A principal’s guide to organizing a school around improved achievement and impacting students’ lives on a daily basis

Organize your school around the essential principles of academic achievement and school culture, and not only will you see record improvements in those areas, your school’s student attendance and enrollment will increase as well.

It’s a straightforward plan delivered by second year principal Demond Thomas.

J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy, in the Morningside community on the far east side, has gotten local, state and national attention for visits this past year by the leaders of General Motors, Lear Corp., Florida A&M and countless media and civic officials, and has served as the focus of several public and private community million-dollar revitalization investment announcements.

The first hour on a Wednesday morning midway through the Spring portrays a school that functions well on a daily basis in supporting students’ education, building positive behavior, and surrounding the children with role models for success in life.

The morning announcements at 8:40 are one-third listings of events, programs, birthdays and lunch menus, and two-thirds review of the roles and responsibilities for students every day. Student Council members refer to the Student Code of Conduct and recite their goals to Aspire to Go Higher.

“Our goal is to leave a lot smarter at 3:05 this afternoon than when we started at 8:40 a.m.”

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Music, Art, Tutoring, Accelerated Reading/Math, Male Mentoring, Chess, Dance, Conflict Resolution Classes, Choir, Yoga for Life Classes, Recycling program, Sports, Drama/Theatre, Cheerleading, Volunteer Reading Corps, Business partnerships, Church/Civic mentors/Wayne State Tutorial, Band, Potter’s House Male and Female Responsibility, Student of the Month, Student Council, Peer Mentoring, Special Olympics, Cheerleading, School Garden

High Quality Pre-Kindergarten

We offer a high quality early learning experience for special needs and general education students 4 years of age by November 1. Detroit Public Schools’ Pre-K classroom curriculum is aligned with the National Early Childhood Standards and Michigan State Board of Education’s Early Childhood Standards of Quality.

More information about Pre-K Programs


The mission of Clark Preparatory Academy, in collaboration with the community, is to ensure all students a quality education that allows them to compete academically on statewide and national levels, in order to become productive and responsible citizens in our multicultural, technological society.

Uniform Requirements

Pants/Skirts: Khaki.
Shirts/Blouses: Red or White.

Bell Schedule

  Morning Afternoon Half Day
Mon–Thur 8:00 AM 3:10 PM 11:15 AM
Friday 8:00 AM 2:20 PM