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Unlock a Summer of Learning with DPSCD 2024

This summer, Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) in partnership with Ballmer Group and United Way of Southeast Michigan, is excited to offer an array of educational experiences tailored to enrich and enhance our students' academic journeys. From June 24 through July 26, 2024, students from kindergarten through high school will have the opportunity to engage in learning programs designed specifically for their needs and aspirations.

A Summer of Possibilities for K-8 Students

For our younger learners, the K-8 Summer Program promises a blend of academic learning and enrichment activities, set to take place at 26 locations across the district. This includes special programming at a Montessori site and a uniquely designed Kindergarten Bootcamp for our incoming young scholars. For those with exceptional talents and interests, a supplemental Gifted & Talented Program for select students will provide an avenue for exploration and growth.

Additionally, an ESE Extended Year Program will be available for eligible students, ensuring every child's educational needs are met.

High School Programs: Credit Recovery and Beyond

High school students seeking to recover credits can look forward to a virtual High School Credit Recovery Program, available at seven locations throughout the district. This focused program is tailored for students who need to retake a course, offering them a second chance at success. Schools will alert students who are eligible for credit recovery at the high school level.

The 9th Grade Bridge Program stands out as an exceptional initiative, designed specifically for incoming 9th graders at select high schools. This optional 10-day program serves as a transition to high school, providing students with the tools and knowledge needed to thrive in their upcoming academic careers.

Specialized Programs for Creative and Gifted Minds

For students with a passion for the arts, our Fine Arts Program presents an opportunity to hone their skills and talents alongside like-minded peers. This in-person program, running from July 22 to August 3 at the Detroit School of Arts, includes participation in the All-City Marching Band for both Middle and High School students.

Furthermore, ACT 18 Programs will provide specialized in-person sessions for eligible students, and the 21st Century Program will offer supplemental programs through community partners at targeted schools.

Supporting Our Educators

In line with our commitment to excellence in education, DPSCD is also proud to announce a summer Teacher Development Program. Led by the DPSCD HR Department, this initiative underscores our dedication to continuous growth and professional development for our educators.

Mark Your Calendars

The deadline to register for any of the DPSCD 2024 Summer School Programs is May 24, 2024. These summer learning experiences represent DPSCD's dedication to providing meaningful, enriching education for all students during the summer months. We encourage families to explore these opportunities and secure a spot in the programs that best fit their child's interests and needs.

For more details on how to register and to learn more about each program, please visit

Join us this summer and take the first step toward a brighter future. DPSCD's Summer Learning Experiences promise to be a season of growth, discovery, and fun for all participants.