Examination High Schools

  • If you are interested in applying to an Examination High School for Fall 2021 or February 2021 (current high school students only), you may complete our interest survey to receive a notification when the application opens for Fall 2021. 

    Interest Survey

    Comments (-1)

    Examination Schools

    Detroit Public Schools Community District offers enrollment in six 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 admission to 9th grade.

    Current high school students may also apply for limited openings in grades 10-12. 

    The next application will be available at 12 p.m. October 12, 2020.

    Application Process

    Applications will be conducted electronically only. No paper applications will be accepted. See the Application Requirements and Application Assistance pages for more information.

    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. 

    See the Taking the Test page for more information.

    Application Assistance & Support

    In order to keep applicants and staff safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, DPSCD will offer virtual application support services starting the week of October 19, 2020.
    Please return to this web page for more details when the application opens. 


View Calendar

Contact Information