K-8 Athletics

  • Detroit Public Schools Community District Athletic Department believes that athletics is a part of the whole education process.  The expectations in the classroom will be exemplified on the field of play.  In addition to supporting academic goals, our coaching staff will work hard to build character and model good citizenship. We believe that our student-athletes have the unique ability show our values to opposing schools, our fans, and anyone attending each event. No matter the result, we will work hard and compete at a high level. Our teachers, coaches, and student-athletes are ready to make a school and community proud. There are certain ingredients that lead to success.  other aspects of their lives. 


    Our Vision is that every K-8 student participate in healthy athletic environments that supports academic progress, promotes their physical wellbeing, psychological and social growth. 


    • Every K-8 DPSCD student shall have access to multiple sports activities each year 
    • To differentiate DPSCD by providing cost effective, highly competitive and socially enriching sport programs that attracts new students, their families and spectators 
    • Maintain family friendly safe and secure sports environments 
    • Establish socially responsible partnerships that enhance the quality of our program offering 


    DPSCD Interscholastic Athletic Program 

    In accordance with the DPSCD Blue Print 2020, a strategic Plan for Rebuilding Detroit Public Schools the DPSCD Interscholastic Athletic program supports the core values and the priorities of the blueprints.   

    Develops, Promotes and Delivers 

    • Good Sportsmanship 
    • Personal Growth  
    • Scholarships 
    • School Spirit and Camaraderie 
    • Citizenship 
    • Community Pride and Involvement  


    Michigan High School Athletic Association 

    For the 2019-2020 grades ALL 6th -8th grade schools will be an official member of the MHSAA. All schools will be governed by the rules of the MHSAA.  





    ¾ Grade Coed 


    5/6 Grade Coed 


    K-2 Grade Basketball 

    Middle School Girls Basketball 

    Middle School Boys Basketball 

    K-8 Grade Track & Field 

    K-8 Flag Football 

    5-8 Grade Volleyball 

    6-8 Grade Soccer 

    K-8 Cross Country 


    5-8 Grade Softball 

    K-5 Soccer 

    Swimming (Pilot Program) 

    5-8 Grade Baseball 


    Archery (Pilot Program) 

    6-8 Grade Tackle Football 

    Tennis (Pilot Program) 




    Fee Schedule 

    • $15 per athlete per sport except for tackle football  
    • $25 per athlete for Tackle Football  


    Required Paperwork 

    • DPSCD Registration/Liability Form 
    • MHSAA Physical Form 6-8 Grade All Sports  
    • Physicals must be dated on or after April 15 
    • Concussion Form  

    Student Registration and Physical Form