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John R. King Academic and Performing Arts Academy

 Enrollment:  2020-2021

Starts May 21, 2020


Please fill out enrollment forms before school starts. All forms must be complete and processed before student can start. Please go to the link below to fill out or print out.

Student Registration Forms

Any questions about enrollment please email: (General Information) (DSA Pathways) (Pre K)                   (Grades 6 - Grades 8) (Grades K - Grades 5)


Here's how to enroll: 

For a list of schools, enrollment information, drop box locations, and details visit  

Students are rising at DPSCD. Students are engaged, test scores are improving, students are exercising the Expect Respect values and our certified teachers are implementing curriculum aligned to the standards. Our parents are engaged through the Parent Academy. 

Everyone is playing their part to help students rise. We are committed to raising student achievement through a strong curriculum, academics, electives, clubs, and whole child resources and support. 

Enrollment is open for the 2020-2021 school year. This year we have experienced remarkable progress toward fulfilling the goals of Blueprint 2020, despite the challenges we are facing with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We have 110 Pre-K-12 neighborhood schools, our schools provide unique programming and are connected to each community and its legacy.  

  • DPSCD offers three Career Technical Centers, where high schools students can discover their passions by engaging in hands-on training and work-based learning opportunities. Students connect classroom learning to real-world opportunities through project learning, job shadowing, and paid internships. To begin the enrollment process for a CTC, take the interest here. Learn more about programs at 
  • DPSCD’s five Examination High Schools are accepting applications. The deadline to apply is June 29,  
  • The first window is now closed for all Application Schools with the exception of DSA Pathways - Detroit School of Arts and the Middle School Arts Conservatories. Round 2 for all other Application Schools will open on June 8, 2020. Please complete this survey to express interest in an application school(s) and to receive updates on Round 2. Learn more about the DSA Pathways program and apply today at  

What’s Needed to Enroll?  

To enroll a child, all new families will need to complete an enrollment packet. Families will also need to provide the following information:  

  • Parent/guardian photo ID  
  • Child’s birth certificate or birth record  
  • Child's immunization record or waiver  
  • Transcripts or report cards   
  • Two forms of proof of address: Driver's license, Detroit ID, W-2, pay stub, public assistance documents, official government mail, utility bill, etc.  

Be part of the rise! Learn more about schools and offerings at    


As the largest public education school district in Detroit and in Michigan, DPSCD is committed to fully supporting your family, below are a few highlights:  

  • DPSCD implemented new highly rated, state standards-aligned English and mathematics curricula for students in grades K-12. 
  • All DPSCD teachers are certified.    
  • All high schools offer career pathway programs. Learn more at
  • High Schools offer dual enrollment courses with local colleges and universities where students can earn up to eight college credits at no cost.   
  • DPSCD has restored arts and physical education District-wide.  
  • DPSCD offers three Career Technical Centers, where high schools students can discover their passions by engaging in hands-on training and work-based learning opportunities. Students connect classroom learning to real-world opportunities through project learning, job shadowing, and paid internships. To begin the enrollment process for a CTC, take the interest survey here. Learn more about programs at   

All DPSCD seniors qualify for free college tuition through the Detroit Promise Scholarship Program. Learn more at   


John R.King Academic and Performing Arts Academy Middle School Arts Conservatory

Apply Now for Fall 2020!

In Fall 2019 the District embarked upon Phase I of the DSA Pathways Initiative with 24 partners committed to providing programming in multiple art forms either in-kind or at no-cost during the first full year of rebuilding (through June 2020). As one of four schools designated as Middle School Arts Conservatories, or feeder schools to DSA, John R. King will work with the partner institutions as well as with students and faculty from DSA. In addition, DSA Pathways partners are collaborating with national organizations such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Educational Theatre Association, and the Debbie Allen Dance Academy to bring the best of arts to DSA and its middle school programs. The Middle School Arts Conservatories will offer five core art forms – dance, theatre, visual arts, instrumental music and vocal music.

DPSCD Middle School Arts Conservatories have robust arts programming and requires a separate application and audition process.  Students in Grades 5-7 can apply now for admission to Grades 6-8 beginning in Fall 2020. Transportation will be provided from the four Middle School Arts Conservatories to DSA.


 For more information on the Detroit School of Arts Pathways Initiative, visit

Detroit School of Arts Pathways Partners

The Carr Center • College for Creative Studies • Detroit Institute of Arts • Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME) • Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation • Detroit Public Theatre • Detroit Symphony Orchestra • Eisenhower Dance Detroit • Heritage Works • InsideOut Literary Arts • Living Arts • Michigan Opera Theatre • MSU Community Music School-Detroit • Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit • The Motown Museum • Music Hall • Pewabic Pottery • Shakespeare in Detroit • Sphinx Organization • Stratford Festival • University of Michigan SMTD • University Musical Society (UMS) • Wayne State University CFPCA • Y Arts & The Detroit Creativity Project