About Us

  • The Charles R. Drew Transition Center is a pre-vocational center within the Detroit Public Schools Community District. The Charles R. Drew center is housed in the former Drew Middle School which, in the year 2011, underwent a $5.2 million renovation that allows Detroit Public Schools Community District to adequately serve approximately 600 students who previously attended Detroit Transition Center East and Detroit Transition Center West.

    Charles R. Drew Transition Center’s vision is to provide instruction that meets the individual educational needs of the special education adult learner 18-26 years of age in achieving vocational and daily living skills that lead to employment and full inclusion into community life. The Charles R. Drew Transition Center is a unique post-secondary vocational center for moderate and severely cognitively impaired, visually impaired, hearing impaired, physically impaired, otherwise, health impaired, and students with autism.

    The Transition Center serves post-secondary special education students ages 18-26, is a one-of-a-kind Center-Based educational facility that has created a continuum of services for students with disabilities to ensure students have access to an age-appropriate learning environment.  We believe that the transition process is best experienced through authentic life training and real-world connections. Students are prepared for the world of work and to become productive citizens with the necessary skills that will increase their quality of life.

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Offerings

    • Carpentry
    • Choir
    • Fitness Dance
    • Horticulture

Quick Facts

  • Post Secondary Grades Served
  • 9:00 a.m - 4:10 p.m. Bell Schedule
  • No Uniforms
  • Yes Transportation
  • 496 Students Enrollment