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Charles Wright Academy of Arts and Science provides a classroom experience that promotes a technological curriculum. Serving students Pre-K to eighth grade, in aligned to standards 21st curriculum in Reading, Eureka Math, and Next Generation Science Standards. To learn more about Charles Wright and to apply click here.

Student Spotlight: The Detroit School of Arts (DSA) is proud to announce Mark Bonney as a finalist of the Sutton Foster Musical Theatre Awards. Mark is one of eight finalists headed to New York in June to compete in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards. This is the first year DSA has participated, and a Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) student has been awarded this honor. Congratulations Mark on receiving the highest honor of Outstanding Performer in a Leading Role.

Free Parent Academy Offerings: Cheers to Mental Health Fridays! This session will help parents explore and understand basic signs of positive and negative mental wellness for themselves and their families. Each Friday will focus on a different real topic. Friday June 9, 2023, from 2:00 – 3:00PM Location: 16164 Ashbury Park Detroit, 48235. For more information on free Parent Academy Workshops visit the FACE home page.

Pride Fest: Students! Show your PRIDE!

DPSCD is hosting its third annual PRIDE Fest to celebrate and honor LGBTQIA+ PRIDE Month June 10, from 11 AM – 4 PM at Mumford High School, 17525 Wyoming Avenue, Detroit 48221. This event is open to all students, no matter if they identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community or as an ally. Students of any age or grade level are welcome.

Scheduled events this year include a panel discussion on using your voice, an open mic/open stage, student art, vendors, activities, food, an arcade, a dance, and more!

Students, please RSVP to the event by completing the registration form: DPSCD PRIDE 2023 Registration. This will help us better plan for food and activities. You will be asked to provide two emergency contacts.

Juneteenth Celebration and Parade – Save the Date

Monday June 19, 2023, in partnership with Detroit City Council President Mary Sheffield and Henry Ford Health, DPSCD students, families and staff can join us as we celebrate Juneteenth. The parade route starts at Northwestern High School 2200 W. Grand Blvd, Detroit MI 48208 and will end at Joseph Walker Williams Community Center 8431 Rosa Parks Blvd. Detroit MI 48206. The parade will begin at 10:00 am near the Northwestern Football Field. Please arrive early to receive a Free T-shirt while supplies last. For more information contact the Planning Committee at 323-378-7429.


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