DSA Pathways

DSA Pathways
  • Metro Detroit's Premier Public Arts Pathway

    Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) is leveraging its legacy, expertise, and partnerships with dozens of arts organizations for the Detroit School of Arts (DSA) Pathways Initiative for students in grades 6-12. Students have a unique opportunity to combine outstanding academics and arts instruction and connect with acclaimed professional artists via residencies, master classes, and workshops at the following schools: 

    Middle School Arts Conservatories: Grades 6-8

    School/Conservatory

    Programs

    Principal

    Contact

    Brenda Scott
    Academy for the Arts

    Band, Choir, Dance, Digital Media Arts

    Lawanda Smith

    Misty May
    Digital Media Arts

    Edward ‘Duke’ Ellington Conservatory of Music & Art at Beckham Academy

    Band, Choir, Dance, Orchestra, Theatre, 
    Visual Art

    Kimberly Pierce

    Marcia Cotton-Flint
    Choir

    John R. King Academic and Performing Arts Academy

    Band, Choir, Dance, 
    Orchestra, Visual Art

    Jennifer Spencer

    Alexander Batsios
    Band

    Spain Elementary-Middle School

    Choir, Dance, Theatre, Visual Art

    Frederick Cannon

    Kathleen Wright
    Theatre

    High School: Grades 9-12

    • Detroit School of Arts

    To make this process easier for students and their families, the District provides free bus transportation from the four middle schools to DSA, seamlessly connecting the conservatory graduates to their new high school in the heart of Midtown Detroit.

  • Core Art Areas

  • DSA Pathways - Schools

  • Partnerships

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • DSA Application

    Detroit School of Arts is accepting applications for 2024–2025 through June 7! Applicants must apply online and audition. Apply now!

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    Middle School Arts Conservatory (MSAC) applications are now being accepted for 2024–2025 enrollment through April 28! External candidates will audition on May 1. Apply today!

    Please refer to an MSAC school during operating hours if a paper application is needed.

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