Who We Are
The Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine is a safe school with a strong college-going culture located in the heart of the medical center in Midtown. Our focus is on educating the next generation of science and medical professionals. We have a caring staff, great students, great parents and supportive community partners. Over 99% of our students graduate and virtually all of our students are accepted into college or go on to serve in the armed forces of our nation. We offer dual enrollment, advanced placement courses and the only health related career technical education program in the city. We boost a student to technology ratio of 1:1. We have an onsite health clinic, robotics, and offer externship opportunities for our students. Our staff works hard everyday to ensure that our students are prepared to be successful.
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All students will have the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to thrive in our city, our nation, our world.
We educate and empower every student, in every community, every day, to build a stronger Detroit.
The Name We Honor
The school is named in honor of the acclaimed Detroit-born, African-American pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson. As a pediatric neurosurgeon formerly on the staff of Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Carson was honored with the 2008 Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contributions. The school aims to honor the contributions Dr. Carson has made not only to the global medical community, but also as a role model for Detroit students with aspirations and interests in science and medical fields.
Dr. Benjamin Carson whose journey from impoverished, inner-city Detroit youth to acclaimed neurosurgeon is remarkable and is a constant reminder to Benjamin Carson students that their career dreams are achievable. Dr. Carson's professional and personal formula for success, documented in his book Think Big, are embraced by the school community and embedded in the school's core beliefs and values as follows:
* Students have gifts and intellectual talents that must be developed
* Students can manage their behavior and be kind and honest with others
* Insight is important. Students can learn from other peoples' triumphs and mistakes
* The more students read the more knowledge they obtain, the more valuable they become
* If students connect their learning to the real world they achieve more
* Every student must have a “G” in their life or guidance
Learn more about Dr. Benjamin and his wife, Candy Carson, at carsonschoarlars.org.
Commitment to College Success
The high school provides a college preparatory curriculum allowing students to explore college courses, work at internships and engage in community service projects.
The school environment will be devoted to guiding students toward discovering their career potential while visualizing themselves as college graduates. The commitment to college success for all students is supported by staff members and a Guidance Counselor and College Transition Advisor who assist students with college matching, applications, scholarships, financial aid and provide support once students are enrolled in college.
Located in a safe area with accessible bus routes, the school is housed in the former Crockett Career and Technical Center building in the heart of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), the largest health care provider in Southeast Michigan. Also in the area are Wayne State University School of Medicine, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, the Kresge Eye Institute and other specialized facilities and laboratory service providers.
We are located on the corner of Mack Ave off of I-75.
- AP Language
- AP Literature
- AP Psychology
- Certified Medical Assistant program
- Computer Lab
- Creative Writing Club
- Developmental LA/ESL
- Dual Enrollment with WCCCD
- Externships with the local hospital
- French I and II
- National Honors Society
- Project-Based and Cross-Curricular Learning
- Red Cross Club
- STEM classes
- Student Government
- Work Based Learning and Job Corp - Certified Nursing Assistant program