Enrollment

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    Welcome

    We are so glad you're here!

    Detroit Public Schools Community District is focused on equipping Detroit's children for lifelong success. With more than 100 schools and 50,000 students, Michigan's largest school district is experiencing a renaissance, and our children are at the heart of the transformation. 

    This transformation begins with the implementation of rigorous reading and math curricula for K-8 and high school students, the commitment to counselors at every school and creating budgets that allow for art/music and gym at all schools. In addition, there are now more opportunities for parents to get involved through our Parent Teacher Associations and Parent Academy. 

    We believe we have the perfect school to meet your needs. Review the enrollment information provided below or call us today so that we can help you find that special place where your child will learn and grow.

    Enrollment Overview

    Detroit Public Schools Community District offers a variety of school options! Learn more below.

    Application Schools – We are now accepting applications! Detroit Public Schools Community District offers a variety of specialty schools and programs that require an application and qualifications for admission. The first application period for fall 2020 enrollment will run from April 1 through May 10, 2020. Click here to learn more about the online application and available schools.

    Examination High Schools: Detroit Public Schools Community District offers enrollment in five selective admission high school programs, which offer rigorous college preparation, career preparation, competitive athletics programs and inspiring arts programs. The second application round for admission to examination high schools for Fall 2020 will run from April 27, 2020 to June 29, 2020. Click here to learn more.

    General Enrollment – On hold: Detroit Public Schools Community District is actively working to put in place new processes for enrollment now that school buildings are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back for updates.

    How to Enroll

    Detroit Public Schools Community District is actively working to put in place new processes for enrollment now that school buildings are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    An online process for enrollment will be available by May 1. Please return to this web site for more details at that time.

    The online application for selective admissions and Montessori schools is now open – click here and here to learn more.

    The second application window for exam high schools will open on April 27. Click here to learn more.

    Preparing for enrollment

    You can start preparing now for enrollment for the 2020-21 school year. Print and complete the DPSCD enrollment form. You will need to bring this form to the school building when they re-open after COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

    Gather your documents

    To enroll a child, families will need to provide the following information:

    o Parent/guardian photo ID

    o Child’s birth certificate

    o Child's immunization record

    o Transcripts or report cards o Two forms of proof of address: Driver's license, Detroit ID, W-2, pay stub, public assistance documents, official government mail, utility bill, etc.

    Kindergarten Requirements

    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.

    Pre-Kindergarten

    A student must be four years old by December 1.

    Transportation

    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.

    High School: Bus passes are provided to high school students who live 1.5 miles or more away from their assigned neighborhood school.

    Transportation is not provided to students who live in Detroit but reside outside of the neighborhood boundary of the school in which they are seeking to enroll.

    Have questions or facing difficulties enrolling in a school?

    Call the parent hotline at (313) 240-4377.

    Need language assistance? 

    Call our translation line at (866) 879-1195 for over the phone interpretation services.

     

    Enrollment Forms

    The following forms are required for all students enrolling in the District.
    Enrollment Form - English
    Emergency Contact Form
    Annual Health Form 
    Health Information Sharing Form
    Student Media Release


    The following forms may be used as needed.

    Kindergarten Waiver Form - English
    Kindergarten Waiver Form - Spanish
    Prescribed Medication Form
    Release of Medical Information

     

    Resources 

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES & SUPPORTS FOR FAMILIES

    As we look ahead to Fall 2020 enrollment, our District's staff is committed to providing you and your family with resources and 1:1 support to ensure your students are enrolled for next school year. Whether you have specific questions related to our Application Schools, Montessori Schools, Exam High Schools, or need assistance locating your neighborhood school, our team is available and happy to assist. Please see below opportunities to schedule 1:1 Phone or Video Appointments with an Enrollment Specialist or join us for a Webinar to learn more about our Application Schools and Exam High Schools.

    We look forward to serving you and hope to welcome you to our District's family this fall!

     

    Application Schools Support, Phone or Video Appointments:

    (April 7 - May 8)

    Tuesdays: 12 - 12:30 p.m.,  12:30 - 1 p.m., 1 - 1:30 p.m., 1:30 - 2 p.m.

    Wednesdays: 10 - 10:30 a.m., 10:30 - 11 a.m., 11 - 11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Fridays: 2 - 2:30 p.m., 2:30 - 3 p.m., 3 - 3:30 p.m., 3:30 - 4 p.m.

    To schedule your appointment, click here

    K - 8 Application School Webinars:

    Are you interested in learning more about DPSCD’s K-8 Application Schools, Montessori Schools or the new Detroit School of Arts Pathways Program?  

    Join us for this informational webinar to learn about these exciting school options and receive an overview of how to submit your online application for fall 2020 admission. 

     

    Tuesday April 7

    1 – 2:30 p.m. 

     

    Wednesday April 15

    4 – 5:30 p.m. 

     

    Tuesday April 28

    5 – 6:30 p.m. 

    To register for a Webinar, click here

     

    9 - 12 Application School Webinars:

    Are you interested in learning more about DPSCD’s Application High Schools and our new Detroit School of Arts Pathways Program?  

    Join us for this informational webinar to learn about these exciting school options and receive an overview on how to submit your online application for fall 2020 admission.   

     

    Tuesday April 7

    4 – 5:30 p.m. 

     

    Thursday April 23

    9 – 10:30 a.m. 

     

    Wednesday May 6

    5 – 6:30 p.m. 

    To register for a Webinar, click here

    Exam High School Webinars:

    Are you interested in learning more about DPSCD’s Exam High Schools and how to apply for fall 2020 admissions?  

    Join us for an informational webinar that will provide an overview of the application process, criteria, and a step-by-step tutorial of how to apply online. 

     

    Wednesday April 29

    10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

     

    Wednesday May 27

    10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

     

    Tuesday June 9

    5 -7 p.m. 

     

    To register for a Webinar, click here

     

     

     

     

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