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DPSCD Invites 8th Grade Students to Explore High School by Attending the Level Up Expo

Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD’s) is inviting its 8th grade families and students and future 9th graders in the community to come and explore the District’s high schools. One of DPSCD’s core values is placing Students First, using every resource strategically to meet students’ individual needs that will be displayed at the annual Level Up Expo, on Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Renaissance High School (6565 West Outer Drive, Detroit, 48235).  

At the Level Up Expo, eighth grade students and their families will have an opportunity to receive a first-hand, in-person introduction to all DPSCD’s high school options including neighborhood, application and examination high schools, Alternative Education as well as Career and Technical Education centers. Below is a list of key activities and events at the Expo, designed to help eighth grade students and their families choose the high school that is the best fit and feel loved, challenged, and prepared for their futures.  

DPSCD High School Town Hall: All high school families will be invited to a discussion with District and school leaders as they explain and outline the recipe for students to have a successful high school educational path. Families can use this link to RSVP to the event.  

DPSCD High Schools Showcase: The centerpiece of the Expo features DPSCD high schools. Schools will engage directly with students and families to showcase their school’s benefits, features, strengths, and unique offerings, including career pathways. 

Department and Community Partner: Key student- and family-facing DPSCD departments and Community Partners will be on site to offer information related to extracurriculars, support services, and District offerings that shape the high school experience.  

Career Pathways Exploration: Led by DPSCD’s Office of College and Career Readiness, the Career Pathways Corner will highlight career pathway options for students.  

Workshops: Parent and Student-focused workshops centered on navigating through high school to career or college.  

Enrollment: Onsite enrollment will be available for neighborhood schools, application, and exam school support. 

The Level Up to High School Expo will also feature family centered fun and activities. Students and families will enjoy food, student musical and athletic performances, a photo booth, raffle awards and an upbeat vibe that are trademarks of DPSCD events. Eighth grade students and families, mark your calendar for the Level Up Expo on Saturday, March 18, 2023,10 a.m.-2 p.m, at Renaissance High School, 6565 West Outer Drive, Detroit, 48235. Also, keep an eye out for more details, including a link to register. We can’t wait to see you. Legends are rising at DPSCD!