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2021 Examination High School Admissions

Detroit Public Schools Community District offers enrollment in six selective admission high school programs, which offer rigorous college preparation, career preparation, competitive athletics programs and inspiring arts programs. Students are required to take an examination for admission consideration. More information can be found at: 

Examination Tutoring

DPSCD is expanding tutoring and academic support for 8th graders who will be taking the examination used for admission to the District’s six Examination High Schools. Unlimited online evening tutoring and test preparation will be available Monday-Thursday, starting on October 26, 2020 through November 20 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Students will be able to select from sessions aligned to the subtests:

  • Mathematics and Quantitative Skills
  • Verbal Test and Language Test
  • Reading Comprehension Test

Certified DPSCD teachers will deliver tutoring and test preparation. Be sure to take advantage of this free resource for DPSCD students. Go to to sign up as well as get more information.

Additionally, the District is providing multiple ways for you to connect during the application period for our Examination High Schools as well as to help your scholar prepare. They include:  

One-on-One Application Appointments

Detroit Public Schools Community District will offer safe, convenient support for families who need assistance with completing the examination high school application. Trained staff are available in person or online through November 14, 2020. 

Exam High School Virtual Open Houses

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

In-Person Application Assistance

In addition, applicants interested in receiving in-person assistance with the Examination High School application can schedule a one-on-one appointment starting on Monday, October 26 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Cass Tech. Appointments are available to families in 30-minute blocks and will include access to a computer as well as printer and scanners. To ensure a safe environment, families are requested to limit the number of guests to two individuals per appointment. Social distancing and the usage of PPE such as face masks will be strictly enforced. 

In person support opportunities will be held on:

  • Monday, October 26 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Cass Tech 2501 Second Ave. Detroit, MI 48201
  • Thursday, October 29 from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Detroit Children’s Museum 6134 Second Ave. Detroit, MI 48202
  • Monday, November 2 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Detroit Children’s Museum 6134 Second Ave. Detroit, MI 48202
  • Friday, November 6 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School 3200 E. Lafayette Street Detroit, MI 48207-3812
  • Thursday, November 12 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Renaissance High School 6565 W. Outer Drive Detroit, MI 48235
  • Friday, November 13 from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. CMA 19501 Berg Rd. Detroit, MI 48219-1714
  • Saturday, November 14 from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Detroit Children’s Museum

Please monitor as information on additional resources and support to help you apply to one of DPSCD’s six Examination High School will be forthcoming. All 8th grade students are encouraged to apply (district and non-district students). A reminder, the application window opened on Monday, October 12 at 12 p.m. and closes on Sunday, November 15 at 11:59 p.m. No exceptions.