Detroit Public Schools Community District offers a variety of specialty, application-based schools and programs that offer students unique learning experiences. Offerings include Gifted and Talented, Foreign Language Immersion, Aviation, Science and Medicine, Fine and Performing Arts, African-Centered Education, Single-Gender Education and more. Students who attend our Application Schools excel in critical and creative thinking and thrive in settings where they can explore their passions. We invite you to attend a Virtual Open House or K-8 or High School Webinar showcasing each school. All six High Schools are also hosting Virtual 8th Grade Visits. We look forward to connecting with you and your students.
The District offers a common online application with supplemental components for individual schools, such as an exam, essay questions, interviews, etc. If accepted, students must submit enrollment forms and documentation to secure their seat. To learn more about the application process and available supports for applicants – click here!
Seat Availability Updates:
The following schools have limited availability for applications in certain grades. Please note that if you submit an application for this school/grade, you will be considered only for a waitlist seat. Students may be called to fill waitlist seats if accepted students decline their seats or are no-shows this fall.
Bates Academy: All grades full
FLICS: 5th - 8th grade full and Kindergarten Spanish (All other languages are available)
Key Application Dates:
Application Schools - Round 4: 12 p.m. Monday June 28 - 11:59 p.m. Sunday August 30
Explore Your Options!