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Now Accepting Exam High School Applications

Applying for Fall 2021 Admissions

The application for Fall 2021 admission to examination high schools opens Monday, October 12, 2020 at 12 p.m. through Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. for incoming 9th graders.  All 8th grade students attending public or non-public schools who are interested in attending one of the examination schools are encouraged to submit an application on the website:

Current high school students may also apply for limited openings in grades 10-12, as well as limited seats in February 2021 and September 2021 (mid-year transfer).  The deadline for all current high school student to apply for admission is Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. 

Applications will be conducted electronically only.  No paper applications will be accepted.  There are no exceptions for the opening and closing times of the application window.

DPSCD is Preparing For Your Rise! We look forward to your application when the window opens on October 12, 2020 at 12 p.m. 

Exam High School Application Webinars

Exam High School Virtual Open Houses

Each of the six examination high schools will hold an online open houses. Please visit for each school meeting links.

  • Communication and Media Arts (CMA) - Tuesday, October 27 from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. 
  • Southeastern - Wednesday, October 28 at 6 p.m.
  • Renaissance  - Thursday, November 5 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Cass Tech - Monday, November 9 6 p.m.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School - Tuesday, November 10 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • The School at Marygrove - Thursday, November 12 5:30 p.m.