Application Schools


    Detroit Public Schools Community District has 23 schools that require an application or examination for enrollment. These schools offer specialty programs for gifted and talented students, foreign language immersion, aviation, science and medicine, media arts, fine and performing arts and African-centered education.

    Application Process

    We are not currently accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year, but you may complete our interest survey so the school may contact you regarding next steps.
    In addition to the application form and enrollment form, application schools may also have Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements, and in some cases, require an essay, examination or audition. Please contact each school for more details. 

    Please note requirements on the application for submission of report cards, test data, transcripts, essay and Grade Point Average information. Schools also may have other individual entry requirements listed below. Be prepared to provide behavior reports.


    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 and Ludington. For details, see the Enrollment web page. 




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