Application Schools


    The Application Schools are not currently accepting applications for the 2020- 2021 school year. For more information on the admissions process for the 2021 - 2022 academic year, please email or call 313-873- 6345. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Application School Admissions

    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, Accelerated, Foreign Language Immersion, Aviation, Science and Medicine, Media Arts, Fine and Performing Arts, African-Centered Education and Single-Gender Education.

    For the 2020-21 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. and additional enrollment forms will be required from students who are accepted. 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 the application. Please submit only one application per child.

    Please be sure to review school programming and requirements on the Application School List page before applying.


    K-8 Application Schools

    • Academy of the Americas (K-8)
    • Bates Academy (K-8) 
    • Burton International Academy (K-8)
    • Charles Wright Academy (K-6) - 
    • Clippert Multicultural Honors Academy (6-8)
    • Chrysler Elementary (K-5) - 
    • Detroit International Academy (K-8)
    • Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS) (K-8) 
    • Golightly Education Center (K-8)
    • Marcus Garvey Academy (K-8)
    • Paul Robeson/Malcolm X Academy (K-8)

    High School Application Schools

    • Academy of the Americas
    • Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine
    • Communication and Media Arts High School
    • Davis Aerospace Technical High School
    • Detroit International Academy for Young Women
    • Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men

    Montessori Schools

    Detroit Public Schools Community District offers three Detroit Public Montessori schools
    • Edison Elementary (Pre-K to 3)
    • Edmonson Elementary (Pre-K to 6)
    • Palmer Park Preparatory Academy (Pre-K to 6)

    We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2020. 

    Click here to learn more about the Montessori Program

    Fine and Performing Arts Schools

    Detroit School of Arts and its feeder schools, collectively DSA Pathways, are now accepting applications for Fall 2020 through August 31, 2020. 
    DSA will be enrolling students in grades 9-12, and the feeder schools will be enrolling students in grades 6-8. 

    The DSA Pathways schools include:

    • Detroit School of Arts (high school)
    • Duke Ellington Art and Music Conservatory at Beckham (eastside)
    • John R King Academic and Performing Arts Academy (westside)
    • Spain Elementary-Middle School (midtown)
    • Brenda Scott Academy for Theater Arts (northeast)

    In addition to completing the online application, students will need to audition and/or interview to be accepted to a DSA Pathways school.


    Click here to learn more about the DSA Pathways



    Application Resources

    How to Submit an Application Via Smart Phone

    How to Request M-STEP Test Scores

    Request M-STEP Test Scores Email Template

    How to Request Transcripts and Report Cards

    Frequently Asked Questions

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


    Enrolling in DPSCD

    For general information about enrolling in the schools above, or any other District school, click here.
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