• The mission of the Detroit Public Schools Community District Office of Charter Schools (OCS) is to support, develop and hold accountable high-performing charter schools, that prepare Detroit children for college and careers. With those goals in mind, as we embark on the reauthorization process for each Public School Academy, the Office of Charter Schools will evaluate schools seeking reauthorization based on their performance in the following areas:

    • Is the Academy increasing academic achievement for all groups of pupils, as measured by assessments and other objective criteria? At the minimum, each school is expected to outperform the Detroit Public Schools Community District average on applicable assessments.
    • Is the Academy complying with the terms of its charter contract and all applicable laws, as measured, in part, by compliance submission timeliness and other factors?
    • Is the Academy financially sound and viable?
    • Does the facility meet the DPSCD Office of Charter Schools standard?

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