• 2021 Examination High School Petitions

    Students who applied to an examination high school and took the exam, but did not receive their desired placement may petition for admission consideration. Formerly called appeals, the petition process allows students to apply for reconsideration of their school assignment or denial of admission.

    Applicants may submit one petition to seek admission for up to five schools, which the applicant must rank in order of desire to attend. Each ranked school will review the admission and decide whether to admit the student. The school’s decision is final. If they are accepted, students will receive one placement in the highest-ranked school that offers them admission.

    Petition deadlines are strictly followed. For fall 2021 admission, the key petition dates are:

    Round 2

    • Petition Window Opens: 6 p.m. Friday July 30
    • Petition Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Sunday August 8
    • Decisions: 6 p.m. Wednesday August 18
  • How to retrieve your petition application form

  • Petition Requirements Overview

  • Petition Details

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • Petition Assistance


    Join us for one of two informational Webinars that will provide an overview of the petition process and how to submit a petition application.

    The sessions will be conducted on Microsoft Teams. You do not need an account to join. Please click on the link below to attend. 

    Tuesday, August 3; 6 p.m.

    Phone and Video Petition Support

    We invite families to make a 30-minute appointment to receive one-on-one assistance with the petition process.

    Trained support team members will be available via phone or Microsoft Teams video conference.

    Sessions will begin on Tuesday, July 27 and continue through August 6.

    Support Schedule

    Tuesdays: 5-7 p.m.

    Fridays: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5 - 7 p.m.

    Click here to make an appointment.


    If you have a specific question that you cannot find online, please email or call (313) 873-6345 during regular business hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m - 5 p.m.