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Apply to our Middle School Arts Conservatory!

Brenda Scott Academy Middle School Arts Conservatory

Apply Now for Fall 2020!

In Fall 2019 the District embarked upon Phase I of the DSA Pathways Initiative with 24 partners committed to providing programming in multiple art forms either in-kind or at no-cost during the first full year of rebuilding (through June 2020). As one of four schools designated as Middle School Arts Conservatories, or feeder schools to DSA, Brenda Scott Academy will work with the partner institutions as well as with students and faculty from DSA. In addition, DSA Pathways partners are collaborating with national organizations such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Educational Theatre Association, and the Debbie Allen Dance Academy to bring the best of arts to DSA and its middle school programs. The Middle School Arts Conservatories will offer five core art forms – dance, theatre, visual arts, instrumental music and vocal music.

DPSCD Middle School Arts Conservatories have robust arts programming and requires a separate application and audition process.  Students in Grades 5-7 can apply now for admission to Grades 6-8 beginning in Fall 2020. Transportation will be provided from the four Middle School Arts Conservatories to DSA.


 For more information on the Detroit School of Arts Pathways Initiative, visit

Detroit School of Arts Pathways Partners

The Carr Center • College for Creative Studies • Detroit Institute of Arts • Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME) • Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation • Detroit Public Theatre • Detroit Symphony Orchestra • Eisenhower Dance Detroit • Heritage Works • InsideOut Literary Arts • Living Arts • Michigan Opera Theatre • MSU Community Music School-Detroit • Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit • The Motown Museum • Music Hall • Pewabic Pottery • Shakespeare in Detroit • Sphinx Organization • Stratford Festival • University of Michigan SMTD • University Musical Society (UMS) • Wayne State University CFPCA • Y Arts & The Detroit Creativity Project