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DPSCD Funds 54 Students to Travel to Italy

Excitement is in the air as DPSCD students prepare for a new learning experience that takes them far beyond the classroom.

On August 7 DPSCD's Outstanding Achievers embarked on a trip to Italy allowing them to broaden their horizon. Fully funded by a District grant that supports our students, 54 of our high school students will indulge in history and culture for ten days while exploring various destinations such as Rome, Venice, Florence, Sorrento, Capri and Napoli!

“We’ll travel through the streets of Rome and students will be able to interact with others while getting gelato and testing their Italian speaking” said Joshua Lopez, Social Studies and Psychology teacher at Renaissance High School  “Students can visit museums and look at history through art and we’ll also do a cooking class in Florence.”

This international experience enables students to appreciate food, language, art, and cultural diversity in Italy. Moreover, the District is proud to support this opportunity as studies have shown students who are given the opportunity to travel are seen to have greater academic success and higher college acceptance rates.

Stay tuned to and follow us on social at @Detroitk12 for updates on our students’ travels!



Taking in Rome architecture 

students in rome


Learning to make pasta in Florence 

cooking class


Enjoying espresso in Venice 

enjoying espresso in Venice


Dinner and conversation overlooking the Tuscan hills! 

dinner in Tuscany