DSA Pathways

  • Detroit Public Schools Community District offers a K-12 pathway for fine and performing arts education, which includes: dance, visual arts, vocal and instrumental music, theater, literary arts and multimedia production. Admission to our Middle School Arts Conservatory Program and Detroit School of Arts require an application and audition.

    Middle School Arts Conservatory Program

    Students grade K-8 at the following schools get exposure to a full range of fine and performing arts: Dance, Visual Art, Vocal and Instrumental Music and Theater. Any middle school students, including those attending these schools, can apply and audition for admission to a Middle School Arts Conservatory Program in one of these schools, which provides a direct pathway to a secondary education at Detroit School of Arts.
    The Middle School Arts Conservatory Program is accepting applications for students going into grades 6-8 for Fall 2020 at the following schools:
    • Brenda Scott Academy for Theater Arts
    • Edward 'Duke' Ellington Conservatory of Music & Art at Beckham Academy
    • John R. King Academic and Performing Arts Academy
    • Spain Elementary-Middle School

    Detroit School of Arts

    For students who have experience in the fine and performing arts and want to take their skills to the next level for high school, Detroit School of Arts offers a rigorous college prep education paired with instruction in the areas of Dance, Instrumental and Vocal Music, Theater, Multimedia Production and Literary Arts (9th grade only in 2020-21).
    Applicants must have at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) and must participate in an audition or interview for admission consideration.
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