Application Schools

  • 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. Schools will contact families directly to complete these supplemental components once the online application has been received. 

    The application period will run from April 1 through May 10, 2020. 

    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.
     
    Click here to start your Application

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    We are now accepting applications for Fall 2020 admission in the following schools. 

    K-8 Application

    • 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

    • 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

    Applications for Detroit Public Montessori will be accepted online only through 11:59 p.m. Sunday May 3. 
    Families may apply for admission to the following schools:
    • Edison Elementary (Pre-K to 3)
    • Edmonson Elementary (Pre-K to 6)
    • Palmer Park Preparatory Academy (Pre-K to 6)

    Click here to learn more about the Montessori Program and to apply

    Fine and Performing Arts Schools

    Detroit School of Arts and its feeder schools, collectively DSA Pathways, will begin accepting applications for Fall 2020 at 10 a.m. Tuesday February 11, 2020. The application deadline has been extended to May 10, 2020. 
    DSA will be enrolling students in grades 9-12, and the feeder schools will be enrolling students in grades 6-8. 
     
    • The schools included in this application are:
    • 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 and to apply

     


     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you don't see an answer to your question, please email application.schools@detroitk12.org.

     

    Spring 2020 Application Assistance

    In order to keep applicants and staff safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, DPSCD will offer virtual application support services in the form of webinars and scheduled appointments for application support via phone or web conference. Please see below for more information.

    Application Schools Support, Phone or Video Appointments:

    (April 7 - May 8)

    Tuesdays: 12 - 12:30 p.m.,  12:30 - 1 p.m., 1 - 1:30 p.m., 1:30 - 2 p.m.

    Wednesdays: 10 - 10:30 a.m., 10:30 - 11 a.m., 11 - 11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Fridays: 2 - 2:30 p.m., 2:30 - 3 p.m., 3 - 3:30 p.m., 3:30 - 4 p.m.

    To schedule your appointment, click here

    K - 8 Application School Webinars:

    Are you interested in learning more about DPSCD’s K-8 Application Schools, Montessori Schools or the new Detroit School of Arts Pathways Program?  

    Join us for this informational webinar to learn about these exciting school options and receive an overview of how to submit your online application for fall 2020 admission. 

     

    Tuesday April 7

    1 – 2:30 p.m. 

     

    Wednesday April 15

    4 – 5:30 p.m. 

     

    Tuesday April 28

    5 – 6:30 p.m. 

    To register for a Webinar, click here

     

    9 - 12 Application School Webinars:

    Are you interested in learning more about DPSCD’s Application High Schools and our new Detroit School of Arts Pathways Program?  

    Join us for this informational webinar to learn about these exciting school options and receive an overview on how to submit your online application for fall 2020 admission.   

     

    Tuesday April 7

    4 – 5:30 p.m. 

     

    Thursday April 23

    9 – 10:30 a.m. 

     

    Wednesday May 6

    5 – 6:30 p.m. 

    To register for a Webinar, click here

    Exam High School Webinars:

    Are you interested in learning more about DPSCD’s Exam High Schools and how to apply for fall 2020 admissions?  

    Join us for an informational webinar that will provide an overview of the application process, criteria, and a step-by-step tutorial of how to apply online. 

     

    Wednesday April 29

    10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

     

    Wednesday May 27

    10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

     

    Tuesday June 9

    5 -7 p.m. 

     

    To register for a Webinar, click here

     

    Enrolling in DPSCD

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