• Detroit Public Schools Community District invites students in grades 8-10 to apply for fall 2019 admission to its examination high schools. A limited number of seats remain for fall admission.

    Applications will be accepted between 12 p.m. April 22 and 11:59 p.m. June 28, 2019. 

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Examination 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. Students are required to take an examination for admission consideration.

    Who can apply to an Examination High School?

    Eighth grade students attending public and non-public schools are eligible to apply for the 9th grade class. Current high school students may also apply for openings in grades 9-11. The next application window will open on Monday April 22, 2019 and close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday June 28, 2019. 

    Applying for Fall 2020 admission

    The application for Fall 2020 admission to examination high schools is not yet available, however, interested students may complete an interest survey to be notified when the new application launches. 

    Click here to take the survey

    Placement Exam Information

    The examination high school placement exam is a critical element of the application process. Every applicant must complete the placement exam for admissions consideration for one of the District's examination high schools. The next exam will be administered on Friday July 12, 2019.

    Application Process

    Applications for the 2019–2020 school year will be conducted electronically only. No paper applications will be accepted.

    Questions and Answers

    Please review our Frequently Asked Questions. If you still have questions, please email them to exam.schools@detroitk12.org.

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Application Checklist

    To complete your application, you will need the following.

    • Formal Letter of Student Interest
    • A letter of reference/recommendation
    • Transcript or report card that clearly shows the student's cumulative grade point average. It must be from no earlier than the end of the 2017-18 school year.
    • High school transfer students are required to submit a transcript.

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    Enrollment for newly admitted students

    Students who applied in January and received a placement are invited to enroll at the Level Up High School Expo on Saturday April 27, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cass Technical High School, 2501 Second Avenue.

    Confirm your seat

    Newly admitted students must enroll by May 15, 2019 in order to save their seat for Fall 2019.


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