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Early Bird Admissions Window is Open!

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 Talented, Foreign Language Immersion, Aviation, Science and Medicine, Media Arts, Fine and Performing Arts, African-Centered Education, Single-Gender Education and more. Students who attend our Application Schools excel in critical and creative thinking and thrive in settings where they can explore their passions.

Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy stresses a child centered, culturally influenced, pedagogy designed to increase the academic and social development of children through an African-Centered curriculum that is multidimensional and global in approach. Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy empowers students to achieve their best by instilling a strong sense of identity through positive expectations, values, and self-discipline. Our focus is to provide an educational experience, which encompasses the academic, physical, and cultural development for successful living as a productive member of this fast-paced, global society

How to Apply

Applications for the 2021-22 school year will be accepted online only at In addition to completing the online application, families may need to take additional steps, which may include an exam, interview and/or audition. Prospective families and students should review school requirements and programming before applying.


Application Support

The Office of Enrollment will provide one-on-one application support starting the week of February 15. Families may visit to make an appointment for a phone or video call.


Additional Application Windows

For families that miss the Early Bird deadline, the Round 1 application window will open at 12 p.m. on Monday April 5 and close at 11:59 p.m. Friday April 30. Additional application windows will be offered, though seats may be limited. Families are encouraged to apply as soon as they can.


The application window for the District's Montessori Program will open on March 15; the window for the Detroit School of Arts Pathways Program will be announced this spring. Families can sign up for updates using this interest survey.