Charter School Administration


    Academic Goals

    The Office of Charter Schools mission is to support, develop and hold accountable high-performing charter schools that prepare Detroit children for college and careers. In accordance with this mission, we have established academic targets for Detroit Public Schools Community District-authorized academies.

    Office of Charter Schools academic targets call for each general-admission academy to outperform Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) and to close the achievement gap by 70 percent at each grade level, based on growth on the NWEA MAP and/or Scantron Performance Series test from Fall to Spring each year. Schools are required to test all children in grades 2-8 in the Fall, Winter, and Spring (see Testing Windows.) DPSCD provides NWEA MAP testing licenses for every student.

    In holding schools accountable, we are measuring student learning against the national ACT college readiness standard. We have done this, in part, because the adoption of the national Common Core Standards is raising the bar, and we must prepare our students for the new playing field on which they must compete.


    2021-2022 Testing Windows

    The following are the windows during which the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments should be administered.

    Fall Testing Window September 10 – October 22, 2021
    Winter Testing Window  January 6 – February 17, 2021
    Spring Testing Window April 12 - May 26, 2021




    Charter Portfolio Annual Reports

    2019-20 Annual Report

    2018-19 Annual Report

    2017-18 Annual Report

    2016-17 Annual Report

Contact Information

  • Office of Charter Schools

    Fisher Building, 9th Floor
    3011 W. Grand Blvd
    Detroit MI 48202
    Phone: (313) 873-7927
    Fax: (313) 873-6184

    Dr. Jendayi Gardner
    Executive Director of Charter Schools

    Jacqueline Sims
    Charter Schools Compliance Specialist