• District Student Support Services

    Homework Hotline

    The Detroit Public Schools Community District Homework Hotline is a free resource available for all DPSCD students that encourages outstanding achievement by giving students an additional platform to ask for help and emphasize problem-solving skills. Students and families can call in for help with Literacy and/or Math homework. The Homework Hotline will be offered during the academic year on Monday – Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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    Mental Health Hotline

    The Mental Health Hotline is staffed by School Social Workers, trained in addressing trauma, grief, and resource determination. School Social Workers will be available to provide online counseling to students and parents. In addition to online counseling, students and families will be able to receive referrals for additional services. This hotline may be reached as an option from the Homework Hotline by calling 1-833-466-3978 during operating hours.

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    English Language Learner Support

    Read about the academic offerings, communication tools, and translation supports available to English Language Learner students.

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    On-Site Student Support Services

    After-School Tutoring

    After-school tutoring is an optional service available to assist students in academics after-school. Students can receive direct instruction from teachers to strengthen skills, get help with assignments, and access materials and technology.

    Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (P.B.I.S.)

    Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (P.B.I.S.) is a district-wide initiative to promote positive behavior. P.B.I.S. is an opportunity for students to be recognized for their efforts and improvements. Students who exhibit positive behaviors are rewarded with Class Dojo points. These points can be used to purchase items from the Detroit Lions Academy P.B.I.S Store. Each month a grade level MVP is selected based on votes. These students are given incentives, special privileges and their pictures are posted in main office for the duration of that month.  

    Calm Classroom

    Calm Classroom is a brief calming exercise to relieve stress and increase focus throughout the school day. These exercises have positive physical and mental benefits. They are opportunities for students to relax and breathe. Students and staff participate in these exercises. 

    Mentoring and Conflict Resolution

    The Band of Brothers Male Mentoring Program and Detroit Youth Violence Male Mentoring Program are the current programs available.