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School Spotlight: Frederick Douglass for Young Men is the Detroit Public Schools Community District’s only all male college-preparatory school. Recognized for their partnership with GIS pathway programs, designed for students in grades 9-12. Students learn how to build maps, fly drones and perform geographic analysis. To learn more and apply to Frederick Douglass for next fall, visit applicationschools to complete the application.

Teacher Spotlight: As the 2023 First Tech Challenge World Championship Compass Award Finalist. We Congratulate Coach Leon Pryor of Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School FLICS., who for the first time in Detroit Public Schools Community District DPSCD history led FLICS middle school robotics team to the International 2023 For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Championship. Competing against 59 countries and over 18,000 students, Coach Pryor was runner up as a Compass Finalist. The Compass Award is recognized by coaches who support their teams and provide outstanding leadership throughout the year. We are #DPSCDProud of you for executing our mission of empowering students each and every day though your mentorship in Robotics. For more information on Coach Pryor and the FLICS Robotics Team visit

Parent Academy: Many young people are struggling with their mental health and face challenges when seeking support. Learn how you can support your student at the Youth Mental Health workshop on Thursday May 25, 2023, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Location Golightly Education Center 5536 St. Antoine, Detroit MI 48202. For more information on free Parent Academy Workshops visit the FACE home page.

District News: The Office of STEM Enrichment is excited to announce that this year's STEM Awards are at Mumford High School Thursday, June 1 from 5:30–7:00 p.m. We will celebrate DPSCD student achievement in the areas of Academic Games, Chess, Robotics, Math Bee, Science Fair, Destination Imagination, Coaches and 3 for 3, and Principal Awards. Mumford is located at 17525 Wyoming Ave., Detroit MI, 48221. For more information visit the District’s STEM Enrichment page.

District News: DPSCD gives its young learners a strong foundation for the future through PreK and Kindergarten education. This spring, DPSCD is celebrating more than 1,700 PreK students moving up to kindergarten! And we are currently accepting applications for nearly 2,300 PreK seats available for the 2023-24 school year at 51 schools across Detroit. Learn more and apply at


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