Application Schools

  • Detroit Public Schools Community District offers a variety of specialty, application-based schools and programs that offer students unique learning experiences. Offerings include Gifted and TalentedForeign Language Immersion, Aviation, Science and Medicine, Fine and Performing Arts, African-Centered EducationSingle-Gender Education and moreStudents who attend our Application Schools excel in critical and creative thinking and thrive in settings where they can explore their passions.  We invite you to attend a Virtual Open House or K-8 or High School Webinar showcasing each school. All six High Schools are also hosting Virtual 8th Grade Visits. We look forward to connecting with you and your students.

    Admissions Overview: 

    The District offers a common online application with supplemental components for individual schools, such as an exam, essay questions, interviews, etc. If accepted, students must submit enrollment forms and documentation to secure their seat. To learn more about the application process and available supports for applicants – click here! 

    The Early Bird application for admission to an Application School for Fall 2021 will open  Noon Monday, February 8Some schools are also accepting applications for immediate enrollment in the second semester of the 2020-21 school year. 

    Key Application Dates:
    Early Bird: 12 p.m. Monday Feb. 8 - 11:59 p.m. Sunday March 7
    Round 1: 12 p.m. Monday April 5 - 11:59 p.m. Friday April 30
    Round 2: 12 p.m. Monday May 3 - 11:59 p.m. Friday May 28

    K - 8 Application

    High School Application

    Detroit School of Arts Application

  • Explore Your Options!

  • Application Webinars

  • Phone and Video Support

  • Virtual Open Houses