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Parent Teacher Conferences This Week for High School Students – Wednesday, October 11, 2023. There will be a 2-hour early dismissal at all high schools. Please contact your school child’s school for PTC details.

Student Spotlight of the Week Damen Simpson, the father of Dayton Simpson, senior at Cody High School said his son has always been amazing. Click here to read more about Dayton.

ESE Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) DPSCD's PAC mission is to empower parents, guardians, and grandparents of students with an active individualized education program (IEP) with knowledge as it relates to their participation in the special education process, delivery of services, and funding for schools. In addition, members will work with key stakeholders to make decisions and recommendations regarding compliance, parent and community involvement, and ongoing issues related to special education. Join us virtually Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


Call in # 313-462-2305

Conference ID:340225618#

The New Parent Academy Catalog is Here! DPSCD Families the FALL Parent Academy catalog is now available in digital copy format. From college preparatory insights to navigating your child’s digital footprint, our Parent Academy provides free workshops to support parents and help families advocate for their children. Click here to find the new catalog. We’ll see you in an upcoming workshop!

Virtual orientation for returning Adult Education students: The Adult Education Program will host a virtual orientation session for returning students this coming Tuesday October 10, 2023. The session will be from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Upon completion of registration, a link will be provided to the virtual session. Contact your career coach if you have any questions. Learn more about the Adult Education Programs and what services are available to you! For more information, contact Jacqueline Mills at or Linsey Gillery at

Apply Now for an Exam High School The rich legacy of DPSCD exam schools must continue with your student. Please consider applying for one of five examination schools for the Fall 2024 school year. The application window opens at noon on Monday, Oct. 2, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 19.

Who can apply?

Students entering ninth (9th) grade in Fall 2024

Current high school students

Students who currently attend an exam high school may apply to transfer to another exam high school

Exam High School Application Requirements

Students must submit an online application and take the High School Placement Test to be considered for admission. Students may only apply once per admissions cycle.


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