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CLASS OF 2024 APPLICATION WINDOW OPENS OCT. 16, OPEN HOUSE OCT. 28 5-7PM

WELCOME!

The School at Marygrove will open its enrollment for the Class of 2024 Scholars this Wednesday, October 16th, at noon.

Eighth grade students attending public and non-public schools are eligible to apply for admission to 9th grade in fall 2020. For more information, visit Detroitk12.org/examschools.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications will be conducted electronically only. No paper applications will be accepted. See the Application Requirements and Application Assistance pages for more information.

APPLICATION

  • Every applicant must complete an application online that requires the following to be submitted:
  • Student-Authored Essay
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average or multiple year-end report cards that may be used to calculate a cumulative GPA.
  • (DPSCD students who have a cumulative GPA on file will not need to upload this information.)
  • References who may be contacted on behalf of the applicant
  • If applicable, student's IEP or NPSP 
  • In addition to the items that must be uploaded or provided, the application will gather information about the student and their interests.

PLACEMENT EXAM INFORMATION

The examination high school placement exam is a critical element of the application process. Every applicant must complete the placement exam for admissions consideration for one of the District's examination high schools.

See the Taking the Test page for more information.

STUDENT ESSAY

  • All applicants are required to submit an essay, which will count as their official writing sample.
  • The essay is the applicant's opportunity to make a persuasive argument regarding their admission to their school(s) of choice.

ESSAY GUIDELINES

The following are guiding questions that should be answered in each essay:

  • Which Examination High School(s) do you want to attend and why do you want to attend?
  • What makes you an exceptional candidate for admission? Describe one or more qualities that make you stand out and provide examples to demonstrate those qualities to the admissions team.
  • How will admittance help you achieve your goals for the futurE.
  • The essay should be a maximum of 750 words. The essay must be typed directly into the application.

Writing Sample Rubric

ESSAY TIPS

  • We recommend drafting the essay using a program like Microsoft Word, Google Docs or similar and saving it onto a flash drive or your hard drive until you're ready to submit it. When you're finalizing your essay, you can copy and paste it into the application form.
  • Measure your essay while drafting to ensure you do not exceed the 750-word limit.
  • Read and re-read your essay, then have someone proofread it for you. Be sure it is grammatically correct and written in a formal tone.
  • Be sure to answer the guiding questions.
  • Don't be shy. Talk about your accomplishments and talents.

REFERENCES

  • Each applicant must provide three references. The following information must be provided as part of the application:
  • Name
  • Phone
  • Email address
  • Relationship to the applicant

APPLICATION SCORING

  • The exam is scored independently by the test provider. Each application is reviewed by two or more independent reviewers. The average of the reviews serves as the student's final score.
  • Rubrics are used to assign points to the interest letter and grade point average (see rubric on the right side of this page.)

Bonus Points

  • Current Detroit Public Schools Community District students will receive 10 additional points on their application.
  • Students who apply to The School at Marygrove will receive priority if they live within the school's catchment area.

     

    Examination score 45
    Grade Point Average 35
    Student-Authored Essay 20
    BONUS +10 DPSCD current students
    Marygrove school applicants +10 Marygrove primary
    Marygrove school applicants +5 Marygrove secondary

    Marygrove Catchment Map

    OPEN HOUSE

    The School at Marygrove 
    October 28, 2019, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
    8425 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221

    HOW TO ENROLL

    You may visit the school building during regular hours to complete and submit enrollment paperwork. Please note that schools may have school-specific documents that you may need to complete. Inquire about additional forms from the school of your choice. During spring break and the summer, DPSCD operates Pop-Up Enrollment Centers that are accessible when school buildings are closed. Contact the Office of Enrollment, at (313) 873-6345, for details.

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