• The Application


    How do I apply?

    Applications will be accepted online only. Visit detroitk12.org/applicationschools and click on the Apply Here button after 12 p.m. on Wednesday April 1, 2020, to start the process.

    What is the deadline?

    Applications for Montessori, Bates Academy and Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies (FLICS) will be due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday May 3. Applications  for the remaining schools will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. Sunday May 10. 

    I don’t have a computer at home and don’t have a way to start my application.

    The application is mobile-friendly, and you can do it all on a smartphone. If you prefer, you can check out one of our parent workshops. Dates will be shared soon.

    Whose contact information should I enter at the beginning of the application?

    The contact information provided on page 1 of the application should be for the parent or guardian who can serve as the primary contact person for the student.

    Make sure you have regular and frequent access to the email address used to create this account; all major communications will be sent to this email. In most cases, it is best if this email is that of the parent or guardian.

    I’m interested in more than one school. How many schools can I apply for in this process?

    You may apply for up to three schools. You will be required to rank your preferences.

    How will I know if my child was accepted?

    Final notifications will be provided by the school you applied for. It will be sent via email, or you can log into your Submittable account to see your results.

    Who may I use as a reference?

    Applicants may use anyone other than a family member as a reference (e.g. mentor, teacher, principal, coach, etc.)

    What document should I supply to show GPA?

    Applicants can submit the following documents

    • Report Card
    • Transcript

    How do I obtain a transcript?

    Please note that all students currently enrolled in a Detroit Public Schools Community District school are not required to upload transcripts or report cards. These documents will be pulled internally.

    For all students who are not currently enrolled at a Detroit Public Schools Community District school, you will need to upload a copy of your transcript or report card to your online application. If you do not have these records, please contact your school directly. Additionally, you should also be able to access your transcript or report cards via your school’s online student information system.

    Please note that all transcripts and report cards should include the following information:

    • Student’s Full Name
    • School’s Full Name
    • Student’s Grade Level
    • Student’s Course/Class Listings
    • Student’s Grade Markings

    May I take a picture of my transcript and upload it?

    We recommend downloading a free Smart Phone app to scan a picture of your document to ensure your uploaded file is legible. You can then email that document to yourself or store on your phone as an electronic copy (PDF, JPEG, or Word Document) that can be uploaded to your application. 

    We recommend the Adobe Scan or Microsoft Office Lens, which are free scanning apps that can be downloaded to your smart phone.

    For more detailed instructions, please click here.

    My student is homeschooled, what should I submit as a transcript?

    Students who are homeschooled should reference the following information to create a transcript. Please contact the Office of Enrollment for additional questions at application.schools@detroitk12.org or (313) 873-6345.

    Click here for homeschool transcript template
    Click here for more information on homeschool requirements from Michigan Department of Education