Parent Bus Tours 2019

  • Join us for our Parent Bus Tour series this fall! This is an opportunity to see our exceptional school leaders, teachers, and students in action on a typical school day. For each tour date below, we will visit three schools and spend 20-25 minutes at each site. Principals will lead the tours.  Lunch is provided and children are welcome!  



    Wednesday October 9

    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (please arrive at 11:15 a.m.)

    Meet-up Location: Western International High School, 1500 Scotten (parking lot located on corner of Scotten & Bagley)

    Schools Featured:

    Neinas Dual-Language Learning Academy (PreK-8)

    Offers a dual-language program that includes Spanish and French with a projects-based learning curriculum focus! Located in the heart of southwest Detroit with an active school garden and newly added pocket park across the street.

    Clippert Multicultural Magnet Honors Academy (5-8)

    As one of the District's honors middle schools, Clippert provides a dual-language program and a college-preparatory curriculum that prepares students for the District's Exam High Schools!

    Maybury Elementary- Montessori Site (K-5) 

    A community centered elementary school located across the street from Clark Park, Maybury offers Montessori in grades Pre-K through 2nd grades and hands on learning for all grades in a vibrant, multicultural learning environment.

    Wednesday October 16

    12:30 - 2:30 p.m. (please arrive at 12:15 p.m.)

    Meet-up Location: Golightly Education Center, 5536 Antoine Street (parking lot located on E. Palmer St.)

    Schools Featured: 

    Golightly Education Center (Pre-K-8)

    Located in Midtown, Golightly has a strong reputation for offering a rigorous, academic learning environment that prepares students for the District's Exam High Schools. Golightly has a robust listing of partnerships ranging from STEM mentorships programs to collaboration with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.  

    Edmonson Elementary-Montessori Site (Pre-K-4)

    A new "wall to wall" Montessori school located in the Woodbridge neighborhood, just south of Wayne State University! The school building was renovated in 2019, providing students and staff with updated classrooms and creative space to learn and grow using the unique experiential learning- focused Montessori curriculum.

    Spain Elementary-Middle School (Pre-K - 8) 

    Our District's top performing arts school featuring a state of the art theater. Spain provides students with opportunities to participate in dance, theater, vocal, and instrumental music. Students are well equipped for our District's most selective schools, including Detroit School of Arts.

    Tuesday, October 22

    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (please arrive at 11:15 a.m.)

    Meet-up Location: Davison Elementary-Middle School, 2800 E Davison St. (parking lot located on corner of Maine & E. Davison Service Dr.)

    Schools Featured:

    Davison Elementary-Middle School (Pre-K - 8)

    A National Blue Ribbon School and Golden Apple Winner, Davision is located in the thriving, culturally rich Banglatown neighborhood. Davison's hands on, community learning environment consistently produces among the highest test scores in the District.

    Burton International Academy  (Pre-K - 8) 

    Centrally located just outside the downtown core, Burton has a long standing reputation as an excellent school that provides students with robust after school programming that includes everything from dance and drama to drumline and coding. 


    Wednesday, October 23

    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (please arrive at 11:15 a.m.)

    Meet-up Location: Martin Luther King Jr. High School, 3200 E. Lafayette (parking lot located on Lafayette)

    Schools Featured:

    Garvey Academy (Pre-K - 8)

    Located in Detroit's vibrant West Village, Garvey is an African-Centered School.  Every staff member knows and incorporate as much as possible about African-American/ African culture, history, traditions, etc. within the classroom. We have dialogue and conversations about the principles, know and infuse the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa in daily instruction and participate and uphold any school-wide traditions. 

    Bunche Elementary-Middle School (Pre-K - 8)

    Bunche is a beautifully renovated neighborhood school with a large student media center, an updated gym, and music room and performance theater. The schools offeres sign language for certains to learn,  as well as Drone Programming, Robotics, and an active school garden. 

    Chrysler Elementary (Pre-K - 5)

    Chrysler Elementary is a Kindergarten through Fifth grade application/examination school that challenges the minds of high achievers to set realistic goals that yield academic and social success. Chrysler students become life-long learners who strive for excellence in an environment that is resourceful and respected.

    Wednesday, October 30

    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (please arrive at 11:15 a.m.)

    Meet-up Location: Mann Learning Community. 19525 Elmira (parking lot located on Plainview Ave.)

    Schools Featured:

    Ann Arbor Trail Magnet Middle School (Pre-K - 8)

    Ann Arbor Trail is nestled on the south side of Rogue Park, providing students with access to experiential hands on learning and a quiet, beautiful neighborhood to attend school. Students have opportunities to particiapte in DAP/CEP, Lego League, and Student Council. 

    Mann Learning Community (Pre-K - 5)

    Mann lives up to its name by offering a tight knit community learning environment in the Franklin Park neighborhood. After school care consists of robotics, book club, chess, and science club to name a few.  

    Gardner Elementary (Pre-K - 5)

    Gardner prides itself on providing students with experiential learning and a committment to literacy. Gardner is excited to now offer the new Reggie Jackson Reading Lounge, an inviting and welcoming space for students to be actively learning. 

    Wednesday, November 6

    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (please arrive at 11:15 a.m.)

    Meet-up Location: Western International High School, 1500 Scotten (parking lot located on corner of Scotten & Bagley)

    Schools Featured:

    Academy of Americas (K-3)

    The highly-sought elementary-middle school program, located in southwest Detroit, offers a unique Dual Language Immersion, Bilingual Academic Program in Spanish and English within the traditional rigorous curriculum. Building was recently removated and provides students with small class sizes and community focused learning environment. 

    Academy of Americas (Pre-K, 4-12)

    An extension of the K-3 building, Academy of Americas continues to provide students with a full Dual Language Immersion Program. The middle and high school provide a wide variety of arts, music, leadership development, and athletics.

    Earhart Elementary-Middle School (Pre-K - 8)

    Located across the street from Clark Park, Earhart is a neighborhood hub with active community partners, engaged families, and a multi-million dollar renovated school building that features a state of the art media center and two computer labs. 


    Wednesday, November 13

    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (please arrive at 11:15 a.m.)

    Meet-up Location: The School at Marygrove, 8425 W. McNichols (parking lot located on McNichols)

    Schools Featured:

    Bagley Elementary (Pre-K - 6)

    A northwest neighborhood school gem.  Bagley scholars a Journalism and Technology themed program and a principal-led Rhodes Scholars After School Enrichment Program providing academic support students in 3rd-6th grades. Bagley is a Goal Line School which provides a transportation loop that connects to Northwest Activities Center. 

    Palmer Park Preparatory Academy (Pre-K - 8)

    Located in University District, Palmer Park Preparatory Academy currently offers grades Pre-K - 8th grades with Montessori classrooms available in Pre-K - 2nd with projections to grow. The school was recently renovated and offers two computer labs, an outdoor courtyard learning space, an active PTA, with before and after school programming.

    Bates Academy (Pre-K - 8)

    Bates has a MDE Achievement Gap Percentile Rank of 92 and is known for excellent academics, building its rich heritage since 1981. Bates Academy is an application school for high-performing and gifted students, serving grades Pre-Kindergarten to 8th grade.

    Tuesday, November 19

    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (please arrive at 11:15 a.m.)

    Meet-up Location: Randolph Career & Tech Center, 17101 Hubbell St. (parking lot located on Hubbell)

    Schools Featured:

    FLICS (Pre-K - 8)

    The Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS), a K-8 program, is one of the only public immersion programs in the state, offering partial-immersion programs in French, Spanish, Japanese, or Chinese. The FLICS language program is a K-12 language program in one of the above four languages, with seamless continuation at the high school level. This makes the FLICS language program one of the only K-12 language continua in four languages in the country. 

    Schulze Academy for Technoloy & Arts (K - 6)

    Only a few blocks from Northwest Actitivities Center, Schulze is a community centered school with a robust listing of partners and resources for students and staff. Schulze offers a technology-based academic experience where all students excel through a rigorous, individualized curriculum. Computers and other state-of-the-art technology are available in every classroom, in addition to three computer labs.

    Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy (K - 8)

    Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy (PRMXA) is the first public school program in the United States to provide an African-Centered curriculum. Offering grades PreK-8, the school was created to provide culturally responsive teaching techniques that prepare students both academically and socially to become productive citizens of the 21st Century. Through the African-Centered pedagogy, students are educated on the contributions that African people have made to the United States and the diaspora. More than 80 percent of the school’s graduates matriculate to the district’s top examination high schools.

    Wednesday, November 20

    9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (please arrive at 8:45 a.m.)

    Meet-up Location: East English Village Preparatory Academy, 5020 Cadieux (parking lot located on Frankfort St.)

    Schools Featured:
    Wayne ElementaryWayne Elementary (K - 5)

    Wayne Elementary School offers an intimate and nurturing environment for students, staff and families through shared leadership, collaborative teaming and continuous academic growth.  Building on students’ culture in our school, Wayne’s staff is committed to educating the whole child by providing extensive wrap-around services, which include but not limited to peer- mentoring, advisory, leadership and self-efficacy, and full listing of clubs and athletics!

    J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy (Pre-K - 8) 

    J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy, a Pk - 8 school, is truly the active, academic, nurturing, safe hub of the community it serves, with a strong commitment to preparing all children to be successful. Elementary and Middle School Students have access to two Computer Labs and an abundant listing of extra-curricular activities including Coding, School Service Projects, Athletics, Mentorship Programs, and HBCU tours!

    Duke Ellington Conservatory of of Music & Art at Beckham Academy (Pre-K - 8)

    An exemplary east side school, Duke Ellington at Beckham Academy has too many awards to list. Among them include first place winners in the NAACP Art & Essay Contest, the Metropolitan Science Fair, and The Blue Lake Camp for Dance. Student Jazz Bands and Dance Teams are regularly featured in District and city-wide events and the school continues to be a lead performing art schools in the city. 

    Tuesday, November 26

    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (please arrive at 11:15 a.m.)

    Meet-up Location: Charles Wright Academy, 19299 Berg Rd. (parking lot located on Berg Rd.)

    Schools Featured:

    Charles Wright Academy (Pre-K - 4)

    Wright students are prepared for 21st Century learning using 21st Century tools. Technology is featured in every classroom at Charles H. Wright, acquainting students to the daily usage of Mac notebooks, digital document readers, Neo 2 devices, and a full media production center. We are building world citizens who respect each other, diversity and differences. 

    Edison Elementary (Pre-K - 5)

    Edison Elementary offers a wide range of programs including music, drama, student council , sports, physical education, S.T.E.M, character building, interactive technology, and a laptop for every student. The school also offers Montessori classrooms in grades Pre-K - 4th grades.

    Cooke STEM Academy (Pre-K - 6)

    Located in the North Rosedale neighborhood of northwest Detroit, Cooke offeres STEM integrated focus in the school culture and curriculcum. Students have an award winning robotics team, family math and science nights, active school gardens, and strong neighborhood partnerships. 


    Are you interested in a school that is not listed? Let us know! Please email or call 313-873-6345. All tours for the fall season will be posted by Friday, October 4. 

    Community Engagement

    Would it be helpful to send a member of our team to a community meeting in your neighborhood to share more about our schools? 

    Please let us know! We are happy to provide informational literature, including promotional materials for these tours. Please call Monica at 313-873-6345 or email

    We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the DPSCD family!

Families Visiting Palmer Park Preparatory Academy During Fall Parent Bus Tours 2018