Examination High Schools

  • Detroit Public Schools Community District invites students in grades 8-11 to apply for fall 2020 admission to its examination high schools. Applications are now being accepted until 5 p.m. Sunday November 17, 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.

    Applying for Fall 2020 admission

    The application window for Fall 2020 admission to examination high schools will open at 12 p.m. on Wednesday October 16, 2019. Please return to this page at that time to begin your application. In the meanwhile, please review this web site for details on applicaton contents and expectations. The deadline will be 5 p.m. Sunday November 17, 2019. 

    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.

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    Exam High School Open Houses

    Each exam high school will host an open house with tours during the application window. 

    Cass Technical High School 
    October 23, 2019, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
    2501 Second Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201 

    The School at Marygrove 
    October 28, 2019, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
    8425 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221 

    Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School  (TIME CHANGE)
    October 29, 2019, 5-7:00 p.m. 
    3200 E. Lafayette, Detroit, MI 48207 

    Southeastern High School 
    October 30, 2019, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
    3030 Fairview, Detroit, MI 48214 
    Renaissance High School  
    November 6, 2019, 5:00 -7:00 p.m. 
    6565 W. Outer Drive, Detroit, MI 48235 


    Click here to download the Admissions Calendar

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