• 2022 Examination High School Petitions

    All current 8th-grade 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. School decisions are final. If accepted, students will receive one placement - the highest-ranked school that offers them admission. Students who receive a placement in one school and petition to another school will not lose their original placement unless they are accepted to another school via the petition process.

    Petition deadlines are strictly followed. Late Round 1 petition applications will be considered in Round 2.

    For fall 2022 admission, the key petition dates are:

    Round 1

    • Petition Window Opens: 6 p.m. Friday January 14
    • Petition Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Friday February 18
    • Petition Decisions: 6 p.m. Friday March 11

    Round 2

    • Petition Window Opens: 6 p.m. Friday July 29
    • Petition Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Sunday August 7
    • Petition Decisions: 6 p.m. Friday August 19
  • Petition Requirements Overview

  • How to retrieve your petition application form

  • 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 webinars will be hosted on Microsoft Teams from 6 - 7 p.m. You do not need an account to join. Please click on the link below to attend. 

    Tuesday, August 2

    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 Wednesday, August 3, and continue through Friday, August 12.

    Support Schedule

    Wednesdays: 5-7 p.m.

    Thursdays: 10 a.m. -12 a.m.

    Fridays: 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.