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    Welcome

    We are so glad you're here!

    Detroit Public Schools Community District is safely reopening schools and preparing for all students to RISE! We are offering flexible learning options for families, smart safety measures, and supports for students at all schools. With more than 100 schools, our school district keeps our children and staff at the heart of our community. We believe we have the perfect school to meet your needs. Review the enrollment information provided below or contact us today so that we can help you find your right-fit school.

    Learn about our Return to School and COVID Safety strategies here.

    Ready to Enroll? Click here to review the enrollment process

     

    Finding a School

    Detroit Public Schools Community District offers a variety of school options! Learn more below.

    Neighborhood Schools
    All of our schools offer art and/or music, recess and physical education, a challenging curriculum and a commitment to community. To identify your neighborhood school, click here and enter your address.
    To learn more about your neighborhood school, visit our School Directory and navigate to each school's web site to explore their offerings.

    Examination High Schools 
    The District offers six rigorous college and career preparation programs that require an examination and have a competitive admissions process. 
    To learn more, click here

    Application Schools 
    To learn more about our specialty application K-8 and High School programs, including gifted, accelerated, single-gender and specialty high schools, please click here

    Montessori Schools
    Detroit Public Montessori is dedicated to the Montessori philosophy and accepts students on a first-come, first-served basis by application. 
    To learn more, visit the Montessori webpage. 

    Fine and Performing Arts Schools
    We offer a comprehensive fine, performing and multimedia arts pathway program from grades 6-12, including our premier arts high school, Detroit School of Arts. To learn more, please click here

    Pre-Kindergarten
    In addition to its Montessori program, the District offers free Pre-K through the Great Start to Readiness Program. Students must be 4 by December 1st and families must meet income guidelines to qualify. Learn more here.

    Career and Technical Centers
    Students enrolled in a District high school can graduate with certification in various courses of study in seven industries. To learn more, click here


    Where do I go for help?

    We are here to help you find and enroll in the right fit school for your child.

    • Follow the link below to request assistance with finding a school
    • Call 313-240-4377 for any questions about the enrollment process
    • Need language assistance? Call our translation line at 866-879-1195 for over the phone interpretation services.
    • Questions about ESE Enrollment? Call the Placement Team (313) 748-6363.

    Click here to request assistance

     

    Kindergarten Requirements

    Kindergarten students must be five years old by September 1. If the child will be five by December 1, you can inquire about a waiver.

    Pre-Kindergarten

    A student must be four years old by December 1. For more information on our Pre-K enrollment, click here

    Transportation

    Elementary/Middle: School bus transportation is provided for elementary/middle school students who live more than 3/4 of a mile from their assigned neighborhood school. Find your neighborhood school here.

    High School: Bus passes are provided to high school students.