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Detroit Public Schools Community District is preparing for all students to RISE for the 2021-22 school year! We are offering smart safety measures and supports for students at all schools. With more than 100 schools, our school district keeps our children and staff at the heart of our community. We believe we have the perfect school to meet your needs. Review the enrollment information provided below or contact us today so that we can help you find your right-fit school.
Finding a School
Detroit Public Schools Community District offers a variety of school options! Learn more below.
All of our schools offer art and/or music, recess and physical education, a challenging curriculum and a commitment to community. To identify your neighborhood school, click here and enter your address.
To learn more about your neighborhood school, visit our School Directory and navigate to each school's web site to explore their offerings.
Examination High Schools
The District offers six rigorous college and career preparation programs that require an examination and have a competitive admissions process.
To learn more, click here.
To learn more about our specialty application K-8 and High School programs, including gifted, accelerated, single-gender and specialty high schools, please click here.
Detroit Public Montessori is dedicated to the Montessori philosophy and accepts students on a first-come, first-served basis by application.
To learn more, visit the Montessori webpage.
Fine and Performing Arts Schools
We offer a comprehensive fine, performing and multimedia arts pathway program from grades 6-12, including our premier arts high school, Detroit School of Arts. To learn more, please click here.
In addition to its Montessori program, the District offers free Pre-K through the Great Start to Readiness Program. Students must be 4 by December 1st and families must meet income guidelines to qualify. Learn more here.
Career and Technical Centers
Students enrolled in a District high school can graduate with certification in various courses of study in seven industries. To learn more, click here.
Where do I go for help?
We are here to help you find and enroll in the right fit school for your child.
- Follow the link below to request assistance
- Call 313-240-4377 for any questions about the enrollment process
- Need language assistance? Call the number above and request language assistance.
- Questions about ESE Enrollment? Call the Placement Team (313) 748-6363.
Kindergarten students must be five years old by September 1. If the child will be five by December 1, you can inquire about a waiver.
A student must be four years old by December 1. For more information on our Pre-K enrollment, click here.
Elementary/Middle: School bus transportation is provided for elementary/middle school students who live more than 3/4 of a mile from their assigned neighborhood school. Find your neighborhood school here.
High School: Bus passes are provided to high school students.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM DPSCD Summer on the Block at Burton International
August 10, 2021
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Parent Academy - Finding the “Best Fit” High School During a Pandemic
August 11, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Virtual Parent Academy Session: Guide to Enrolling in DPSCD
August 12, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM DPSCD Summer on the Block at Carstens
August 17, 2021
August 19, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM DPSCD Summer on the Block at Ronald Brown
August 20, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Virtual Parent Academy Session: Guide to Enrolling in DPSCD
August 26, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM DPSCD Summer on the Block at Osborn H.S.
August 28, 2021
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 2021 Back-to-School Expo
Katie Rae Stolper
Deputy Executive Director
Senior Director, Selective Admissions
Enrollment Analysis Supervisor
Enrollment Specialist - Parent Advocate