Enroll in a school

  •  More than 100 schools to choose from. 

    The District offers a wide variety of programs to nurture your child's interests and talents. In addition to neighborhood schools that offer art and/or music and a challenging curriculum, we offer specialty programs (Application & Montessori Schools), Examination High Schools, and Career and Technical Centers.

    How do I enroll?

    We are now enrolling students!  Follow the three easy steps listed on the right to enroll in a Detroit Public Schools Community District school or visit your school of choice during school hours.

    Need more help? Check out the video below and review this flyer! You can also request time to speak with an Enrollment Team Member using the survey link at the bottom of the page.

    Please note that our Exam and Application schools and programs require students to be accepted through an application process before enrolling.
    Learn more about Application Schools and Exam High Schools!

    Families enrolling their student in our GSRP Pre-Kindergarten program should complete the Pre-K Application before submitting enrollment paperwork. 

    Uncertain which school to enroll in? Please check out our School Locator or the Picking the Perfect School directory!

    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 with finding a school
    • Call 313-240-4377 for any questions about the enrollment process
    • Need language assistance? Call the number above to request phone interpretation services.
    • Questions about ESE Enrollment? Call the Placement Team (313) 748-6363.

    Click here to request assistance


    3 Easy Steps To Enrollment 

  • Step 1: Complete an enrollment packet

  • Step 2: Gather your enrollment documents

  • What documents are required?

  • Examples of acceptable documents

  •  Step 3: Submit your enrollment material

  • Visit your school of choice during normal school hours

  • Upload a digital enrollment packet online