Examination High Schools


    Exam High Students Apply Today

    The Examination High School second round application is now open. The application window will close on Monday June 29 at 11:59 p.m. Due to COVID-19, we will offer virtual application support and resources through webinars and scheduled appointments. We have expanded test dates and will strictly enforce social distancing by redesigning procedures to ensure the safety of all students and staff. Please monitor our website for the most up-to-date information on the examination high school admissions process. 

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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. 

    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 in the form of webinars and scheduled appointments for application support via phone or web conference. Please see below for more information.

    Examination High School Application Support Phone or Video Appointments:

    Tuesdays: 30-minute increments between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
    Wednesdays: 30-minute increments between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
    Fridays: 30-minute increments between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
    To schedule your appointment, click here

    Exam High School Webinars:
    Are you interested in learning more about DPSCD’s Exam High Schools and how to apply for fall 2020 admission?  
    Join us for an informational webinar that will provide an overview of the application process, criteria, and a step-by-step tutorial of how to apply online. 

    Wednesday April 29
    10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
    Wednesday May 27
    10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
    Tuesday June 9
    5 -7 p.m.  
    To register for a Webinar, click here

    Round 1 Accepted Applicants: What’s Next?

    The deadline for submission of all enrollment forms has been extended to Friday, June 5, 2020. You will be required to submit all documents by that date. Please note, you will still be required to bring your original birth certificate to the school.

    Once the governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order has been lifted, additional directions for safely submitting the paper documents will be sent to you via Submittable if you choose to submit your enrollment forms that way.

    Please email exam.schools@detroitk12.org if you have additional questions or need assistance with your submission. 

    Uploading enrollment documents

    Applicants who were accepted to any of the five Examination High Schools may submit their enrollment documents electronically.

    An Enrollment Submission Form has been added to your Submittable Account. Please follow these instructions to access your Enrollment Submission Form:

    1. Log into your Submittable account using this link.
    2. Click “Submissions” from the top menu
    3. Under the tab “All Submissions”, click on your name
    4. Click on the tab “Enrollment Forms”
    5. Fill out the documents and upload the required items
    6. Important: click "Submit" when complete 

    The form will be auto-saved occasionally, so you will be able to complete portions of the form and return at a later time without losing your progress. 
    You may also scroll to the bottom of the form and click "Save Draft" to ensure that your progress has been saved.


    Click here to download the Admissions Calendar

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