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8th graders can apply now to a DPSCD Application School

Detroit Public Schools Community District offers 8th students from Thurgood Marshall a variety of specialty programs that require an application and some minimal qualifications for admission.

The programs do include Gifted and Talented, Foreign Language Immersion, Aviation, Science and Medicine, Media Arts, Fine, and Performing Arts, African Centered Education, and Single-Gender Education.

Choose between 6 unique high schools to meet your student’s needs. The application window is from April 1, 2020, through May 10, 2020.  For more information, please visit


Below is a list of the 6 High School Application for our 8th Grade students.

  • Academy of the Americas
  • Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine
  • Communication and Media Arts High School
  • Davis Aerospace Technical High School
  • Detroit International Academy for Young Women
  • Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men

If you any questions about the application process, contact Ms. Robinson, Middle School Counselor via email at