Application Schools

  • Detroit Public Schools Community District offers a variety of specialty programs that require an application and some minimal qualifications for admission.
    The programs include: Gifted and Talented, Foreign Language Immersion, Aviation, Science and Medicine, Media Arts, Fine and Performing Arts, African-Centered Education and Single-Gender Education.
    Please inquire with individual schools to determine availability of seats for fall 2019.

    Fall 2020 Admissions

    Interested in applying for Fall 2020 admission? Please take this interest survey. 


    Application School Admissions

    For the 2019-20 academic school year, there will be one, uniform online application available. Individual schools may have supplemental components of their application, i.e. an exam, essay questions, interviews, etc. Schools will contact families directly to complete these supplemental components once the online application has been received. 

    You may apply for up to three schools using this application. Please submit only one application per child.

    The application is the beginning of a process that may require an interview, school tour, reference and/or audition. Additional enrollment forms will be required from students who are accepted.
    Please be sure to review school requirements and programming before applying.

    2019-20 Application schools

    Click here to see the full listing of Application Schools included in this process for the 2019-20 school year.


    Please note that Montessori programs are not included at this time. To apply to a Montessori Program, please visit the Montessori Enrollment page.


    Schedule of School Open Houses

    DPSCD Application Schools will open their doors so prospective families may learn more about their programs. Interested in one or more schools? Be sure to check out their open house on our Application Schools Calendar.

    Parent Workshops

    To support families in the application process, parent workshops will be provided throughout the city. No registration is required. Laptops and scanners will be available for use. Call our office at 313.873.6345, to find out when the next workshop will be schedulted. 

    Be sure to bring all relevant paperwork with you, including report cards, transcripts, completed and signed reference forms, test scores and anything else you might need to upload with your application.

    High school students are expected to complete their portion of the application. Students should attend with parents if you intend to submit the application at the workshop.


    Frequently asked questions

    Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you don't see an answer to your question, please email Monica DeGarmo at 

    Required Documents for Enrollment

    • DPSCD Enrollment Form
    • Child's birth certificate
    • Proof of address (W-2, pay stub, public assistance documents, any official government mail, utility bills, driver's license, etc.)
    • Immunization record
    • Transcripts or report cards
    • Parent/Guardian photo ID 


    Transportation is not provided to application schools, except where schools have a neighborhood component, such as Burton, Golightly Education Center,  Ludington, and Spain. For details, see the Enrollment web page. 

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