Examination High Schools

  • Missed the fall application deadline? Apply during Round 2
    The second round of applications for admission to examination high schools for Fall 2020 will run from April 27, 2020 to June 29, 2020. Interested families may complete an interest survey to be notified when the second round application opens.

    Click here to take the survey 

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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 admission to 9th grade in fall 2020. 

    Current high school students may also apply for limited openings in grades 10-12 for fall 2020, as well as limited seats in January 2020 (mid-year transfer).  

    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.


    Click here to download the Admissions Calendar

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