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                                                                                               Students Rise. We All Rise.
DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally
protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions. Questions? Concerns? Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator at (313) 240-4377 or dpscd.compliance@detroitk12.org or 3011 West Grand Boulevard,
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TABLE of
        CONTENTS
                                                         STAY
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                   ACADEMIC CALENDAR

        3          STAY CONNECTED

        4          BOARD OF EDUCATION

        5          LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT      FOLLOW US
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        6          BLUEPRINT 2021

        7          DPSCD PLAN FOR A SAFE SCHOOL YEAR
                                                                                 @DetroitK12
        8          OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

                                                       TAG US!
        9          WHOLE CHILD COMMITMENT
                                                       #StudentsRise #DPSCDProud #WeAllRise
       10          ATHLETICS/STUDENT PROFILES          #PreparingForYourRise #DPSCD4TheArts
                                                       #RISEUPwithDPSCD
       11          EXCEPTIONAL TALENT

       12          RESOURCES - HOMEWORK HOTLINE/
                   PRE-K/MONTESSORI/TRANSPORTATION
                                                              www.detroitk12.org
       13          FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

                                                       KEY LINKS:
       14          CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

                                                       YOUTUBE: detroitk12.org/youtube
       15          EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION /
                   MONTESSORI
                                                       PODCAST: DPSCD – On the Rise
       16          DISTRICT SCHOOL MAP
                                                       ELECTRONIC FLYERS: detroitk12.org/peachjar
       18          RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP
                                                       Enrollment
       19          FIND THE RIGHT SCHOOL
                   FOR YOUR CHILD                      detroitk12.org/enroll

       20          HOW TO ENROLL                       Family & Community Engagement
                                                       detroitk12.org/face
       21          SCHOOL DIRECTORY / K-8
                                                       Parent Academy
       28          SCHOOL DIRECTORY / HIGH SCHOOL      detroitk12.org/parentacademy

       30          SCHOOL DIRECTORY / SPECIAL
                   PROGRAMS
                                                       CONNECTED FUTURES:
                                                       detroitk12.org/connectedfutures
       32          RISE UP WITH DPSCD
                                                       JOIN OUR TEAM: detroitk12.org/careers

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DPSCD LEADERSHIP
             DETROIT BOARD OF EDUCATION

     HONORABLE ANGELIQUE PETERSON-MAYBERRY, PRESIDENT

      angelique.peterson-mayberry@detroitk12.org

    HONORABLE DEBORAH HUNTER-HARVILL, Ed.D., VICE PRESIDENT

                             deborah.hunter-harvill@detroitk12.org

     HONORABLE SONYA MAYS, TREASURER

      sonya.mays@detroitk12.org

            HONORABLE MISHA STALLWORTH, SECRETARY

                             misha.stallworth@detroitk12.org

     HONORABLE SHERRY J. GAY-DAGNOGO, MEMBER

      sherry.gay-dagnogo@detroitk12.org

            HONORABLE GEORGIA LEMMONS, MEMBER

                             georgia.lemmons@detroitk12.org

     HONORABLE BISHOP CORLETTA J. VAUGHN, MEMBER

      corletta.vaughn@detroitk12.org

                       SUPERINTENDENT
          SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS - NIKOLAI P. VITTI, Ed.D.

                             nikolai.vitti@detroitk12.org

            For information and/or assistance, please contact:
               VANIA MOORE, BOARD SECRETARY
               vania.moore@detroitk12.org • (313) 873-7861

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LETTER from the
                                  SUPERINTENDENT
      Dear Detroit Public Schools Community District Family,

      I hope this letter finds you and your families well. As I write this, please know that all district employees are excited to see
      you and your students in person this Fall, especially our teachers! Based upon many conversations with our families and
      the greater community, I know the hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic are lingering and we are still coping with its
      challenges. As a district, we will continue to do everything we can to support your children and our families as we move to
      the other side of the pandemic. As we direct our focus to the next school year, we are as prepared and focused as ever to
      reengage your child in person academically, socially, emotionally, and athletically/artistically.

      With the exception of students who excelled last year online by having fewer than 18 absences, passed all of their second
      semester classes, and/or have a medical waiver to learn online, all students will be expected to return in person in the
      Fall. We know that most students will thrive when they return to school in person. This school year, with an additional
      $1.2 billion in COVID-19 Relief funding, we will have fully staffed classrooms, smaller class sizes, more technology for your
      child, expanded after school programs, and a nurse and mental health support at each school. We are also continuing to
      expand our literacy support with more small groups and one-to-one support for students who are below grade level. These
      additional investments will ensure that your child is better supported in the Fall.

      Although the COVID-19 vaccine and testing are readily available for individuals 12 years of age or older, the District will
      continue to take rigorous safety precautions in every building and on buses for employees, students, and families. This
      will include weekly COVID-19 testing, daily temperature and symptom checks, smaller class sizes, maintaining three feet of
      social distance, deep cleaning of classrooms and offices, individual employee access to fans and air purifiers, and ample
      access to soap and hand sanitizers. DPSCD will continue to be a leading district and organization in the safety and health
      of students as we return to school in the Fall. Nothing is more important to us than your child’s health and safety.

      I am personally excited to see you in the Fall! It has been a difficult year for all of us, including me. Nothing makes me
      more optimistic than knowing we can serve our students in person again next Fall. Please do not hesitate to reach out to
      me, your principal, or our district team. We are looking forward to seeing you on the first day of school, September 7, 2021!

      Sincerely,

      Dr. Nikolai P. Vitti, Ed. D.
      Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District

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BLUEPRINT 2021
                                                    A One-Year Extension of Blueprint 2020

Blueprint 2021 ensures that the priorities and strategies for the 2020-2021 school year focus on advancing the District’s
ongoing work while attending to the unique academic, health, safety, and social-emotional needs brought forth by the pandemic.

MISSION                                                      PRIORITIES
We educate and empower every student,
in every community, every day, to build a
stronger Detroit.
                                                                                                                 Transformative Culture
                                                                                                                 Build a school culture where
VISION                                                                                                           everyone feels safe, engaged,
All students will have the knowledge, skills and                                                                 valued, and connected.
confidence necessary to thrive in our city, our
nation, our world.

CORE VALUES
                                                                                                                 Outstanding Achievement
                                                                                                                 Offer differentiated learning
Students First
                                                                                                                 experiences that support academic
Make decisions that are in the best interest of
                                                                                                                 improvement.
students. Use every resource strategically so
that we can meet students’ individual needs.
Excellence
Be relentless in your pursuit of greatness. Be
                                                                                                                 Whole Child Commitment
bold and innovate. Learn from your mistakes.
Hold yourself and others to high standards.                                                                      Provide students with opportunities
                                                                                                                 and resources to meet their needs,
Integrity                                                                                                        explore their interests, and honor
Do the right thing, even when no one is looking.                                                                 their identities.
Be honest. Be trustworthy. Be accountable.
Equity
Diversity is an asset that makes us stronger.
Advocate for the needs of others. Ensure                                                                         Exceptional Talent
that all members of our community have                                                                           Build an excellent, effective team
access to the tools and resources they need                                                                      of dedicated staff to serve our
to be successful.                                                                                                students in a variety of settings.

Service
Listen. Empathize. Respond. Own problems
and help to solve them.
                                                                                                                 Responsible Stewardship
Tenacity
                                                                                                                 Manage and deploy our resources
Embrace hard work and persevere in the
                                                                                                                 sustainably, transparently, and
face of challenges. Follow through on your
                                                                                                                 equitably to support our students’
commitments and strive to do your best,
                                                                                                                 and staff’s safety and success.
no matter what.

       Students Rise.
                                            DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
                                            disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or
                                            any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions
        We All Rise.                        Questions? Concerns? contact the Civil Rights Coordinator at (313) 240-4377 or dpscd.compliance@detroitk12.org or
                                            3011 West Grand Boulevard, 14th Floor, Detroit MI 48202.

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GETTING EXCITED ABOUT
RETURNING TO SCHOOL
SAFETY PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES

Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) is planning to open all schools this fall and will launch its new Virtual School. At school buildings
and district offices, strict safety measures will continue to be implemented to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and any variants in schools
and on buses. Under the leadership of the Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti, DPSCD will continue to work closely with local
and state health officials and seek recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human
Services (MDHHS).

Please review with your child(ren) the safety guidance that will be implemented for the fall return to school.

              • DPSCD will require universal mask wearing in buildings for all employees, students, staff, and visitors,
                regardless of vaccination status.
              • DPSCD will provide full Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) that will include face masks, face shields, hand
                sanitizer/wipes, protective gowns, shoe covers and gloves. Supplemental cleaning services, room fans and
                air purifiers will be available upon request.
              • All employees will be required to participate in weekly school based COVID saliva testing, with parental consent,
                students will also be tested weekly. The testing will occur at schools and at the DPSCD central office.
              • Other safety mitigation measures to be in place include daily symptom and temperature checks for students and staff, desks that are placed
                three feet apart for social distancing, small class sizes, safety directives and reminder signage throughout all school buildings. (We will closely
                monitor for any CDC updates and implement accordingly.)
              • Deep cleaning of classrooms and buildings as well as administrative checks on cleaning results and regular review of procedures.
              • Contracted nurse on duty at all DPSCD schools
              • School buses will be deep cleaned. Masks must be worn while on the bus. Social distance seating will be practiced on all school buses. The District’s
                priority will remain on the health and well-being of our students, teachers, and staff.

DPSCD, in collaboration with the Detroit Federation of Teachers, has entered into a safe learning agreement and are committed to the safety of all students, teachers,
staff and families. We know we have faithfully implemented and adhered to these standards, and we thank you for working with us and your school community to help
prevent the spread of COVID-19 and any variants.

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OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

                                                                MEETING ACADEMIC NEEDS
                                                                IN PERSON AND VIRTUALLY
                                                              DPSCD is committed to investing in our students academic needs during our recovery year as we work toward
                                                             re-emerging into the reform work as outlined in the Blueprint 2021 Strategic Plan. This school year, principals
                                                           attended a rigorous week-long Academy to help teachers and support staff focus on intentionally supporting
                                                        students who may be behind or need extra support. The District will focus on the most crucial reforms for re-
                                                     engaging students and recovering losses sustained during the pandemic; this will be done by maximizing once-in-
                                                 a-generation funds to address structural barriers to student success. Below is an outline of what this year has in store to
                                            accomplish academic goals which will be outlined by your school upon return.

       ENSURE ACCESS TO GRADE
                                                           Scheduling and instructional materials will provide access to meaningful on-grade level work, while systematically
    LEVEL LEARNING & ACADEMIC                              addressing unfinished learning from the pandemic in Tier 2 and 3 intervention and credit recovery during the school day.
                 INTERVENTION
           RADICALLY IMPROVE THE                           Our high school students deserve dynamic learning environments and empowering coursework. It is time for us to think
          HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE                           differently about the high school experience inside and outside of the classroom, with students guiding the reform.

                                                           Maintaining smaller in person class sizes for social distancing will also allow educators to work more closely with
                    REDUCE CLASS SIZE                      students as they address unfinished learning from the pandemic.

                                                           Funding bonuses for staff will help DPSCD meet family demand to learn in person and recognize staff for their
       CONTINUE TO INVEST IN OUR                           contributions. Teachers will receive $2,000 hazard pay for teaching in person and an additional $2,000 will be paid
                     EMPLOYEES                             for teachers who are teaching in person and in the new Virtual School.

               TAILOR PROFESSIONAL                         We will continue to support educators with professional learning to maximize academic resources in F2F (face to
                          LEARNING                         face) and online settings.

                  CENTRALIZE VIRTUAL                       DPSCD will offer virtual learning in a centralized way for families who are not yet ready for F2F, while allowing
                           LEARNING                        schools to focus on just one learning model at a time.

    TRADITIONAL F2F SCHOOLS                                                       K-12 DPSCD VIRTUAL SCHOOL

    All brick-and-mortar schools will focus on offering safe, F2F learning,       Given recent developments with the pandemic, families interested in the virtual school
    rather than dividing their attention between multiple learning                can apply to it even if they did not meet previously announced academic and attendance
    models. A separate virtual school will be offered PreK-12 with separate       thresholds while learning online in 20-21.
    administrators, teachers, some support, and students.
                                                                                  Students must commit to the Virtual School for at least a full semester.
    There are not enough staff to offer a full F2F and virtual schedule to        Students who enroll in the Virtual School will have their seat saved at their original school
    the following students and programs: ESE, ELL, CTE, dual language,            for one school year. However, the student will be enrolled at the Virtual School, with Virtual
    Montessori, and most electives and advance courses. Therefore, the            School teachers and administrators, not educators from their home school.
    latter students will be in person or learn through in person instruction
    online (blended learning).                                                    Any student wishing to participate in F2F extracurriculars, including athletics, should enroll,
                                                                                  or stay enrolled, in a brick-and-mortar school, where these opportunities will be present.
                                                                                  Exemptions for those who had a 90% attendance rate and passed all their courses last year.

                                      Please work with your child’s school for more details.
                                        For school information, please visit detroik12.org.
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WHOLE CHILD COMMITMENT

                                                                EXCITED TO WELCOME
                                                                STUDENTS BACK TO SCHOOL
                                                           When DPSCD schools open on September 7, 2021, students will be warmly greeted by school leaders, teachers,
                                                          and staff, excited to have students back in school, ready to learn. It’s time to add fun back into learning while
                                                        addressing the needs of our students to prevent barriers that prevent or inhibit learning.

                                                 In concert with the District’s Whole Child Commitment Priority, students will once again enjoy and see expanded arts,
                                            music, and STEM activities all while learning in smaller class sizes.

The District established and trained school health teams at each school and will continue to expand staffing for school social workers and counselors. In addition, school
nurses will offer a wide range of health benefits to students. The services they provide include triaging and screening for health issues, distribution of daily medications,
intervention in emergency situations, monitoring the isolation room, assistance coordinating care for acute or chronic issues, and more.

Partnerships with Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network and the University of Michigan will continue and expand to focus on mental health and trauma-informed
practice. Each school will be paired with a partner agency which will then work with students individually or in small groups as needed. Services that families can expect
for the coming school year include support for depression and anxiety as well as small group and individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy sessions, with parental consent,
to name a few. Please work with your child’s administrative team to learn about the support programs offered.

Please visit www.detroitk12.org/enroll or contact the school nearest to you to enroll. Rise up with DPSCD!

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ATHLETICS

     EXPANDING ATHLETICS
     MAKING SCHOOL FUN

     Extra-curricular activities such as a robust athletics program is part of DPSCD’s legacy. DPSCD is home to
     legendary athletes such as Jerome (The Bus) Bettis, Henry (Gray Ghost) Carr and many others. Just have a
     chat with DPS alumni Dr. John Telford to understand the depth of a winning bench.

     This year we will continue the legacy. Families can anticipate several enhancements to include boys’ and
     girls’ soccer, fast growing lacrosse, golf, tennis, girls competitive cheer and boys wrestling. These new programs
     provide an opportunity for student athletes to excel in the classroom and in competition, opening a door to college scholarships, highly sought-after athletic
     careers and who knows, maybe an Olympic medal.

     Along with the programming expansion, DPSCD athletics will make needed facilities improvements including resurfacing running tracks, installing new
     scoreboards and other capital enhancements while focusing on athletic development by adding additional coaching positions for existing sports. With its rich
     and storied history in athletics, DPSCD looks forward to welcoming your child to our rosters.

     Pierre Brooks II is an example of how DPSCD helps to mold its student athletes to rise in competition as well as in the classroom and in our community. As a model
     team player, not only did he lead the Frederick Douglass Academy Hurricanes to the Div. 4 boys basketball state championship in the spring 2021, Pierre succeeded
     in the classroom. He will attend school this fall at Michigan State University on a full scholarship to play basketball and study business. He has a great future
     ahead, including plans to give back to the community. Congratulations to Pierre and all our DPSCD student athletes who use their athletic gifts to gain an education
     and build lifelong relationships. You can learn more about DPSCD’s athletic programming, by visiting www.detroitk12.org and clicking the athletics tab.

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EXCEPTIONAL TALENT

                                                                          ON THE RISE ACADEMY
                                                                               On the Rise Academy is the first of its kind, District-led alternative teacher
                                                                               certification program in Michigan. Aspiring teachers (Fellows) started this
                                                                               summer to become full time teachers in DPSCD in elementary, secondary math
                                                                               and science. Meanwhile, continuing teachers (currently certified teachers who
                                                                               want to earn an endorsement in another subject area) will begin in the fall.

                                                                                The program is free for Fellows who commit to teaching in DPSCD long-term and
                                                                                uses a practice-based model of teacher preparation that immerses participants
                                                                                in authentic field-based experiences to support rapid learning and development.
                                                                                Once Fellows complete their initial training and requirements, they’ll be eligible
         for an Interim Teaching Certificate and the District’s new starting salary of $51,071 for certified teachers, the highest starting salary for new teachers
         in the state.

         One key goal of On the Rise Academy is to provide a route to teaching certification for our own employees. This year, 215 candidates applied for 62 Fellow
         spots and 70% of the Fellows are current DPSCD employees. In addition, On the Rise Academy’s inaugural cohort is 82% Black/African American and 87%
         non-white, closely mirroring the DPSCD student population. 23% of our cohort identifies as Black Male compares to 13% of current DPSCD teachers. The
         On the Rise Academy is an example of DPSCD’s priority of developing Exceptional Talent by building an excellent team of educators who our largely home
         grown and ready to serve our students.

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STUDENT RESOURCES

HOMEWORK HOTLINE
HOMEWORK AND MENTAL HEALTH HOTLINE
The Detroit Public Schools Community District Homework, and Mental Health Support Hotline will continue. These free resources are
available for all DPSCD students and families. Translation services may be requested.

HOMEWORK HOTLINE:
Encourages outstanding achievement by giving students an additional platform to ask for help and emphasize
problem solving skills. Students and families can call in for help with Literacy and/or Math homework.

The Homework Hotline will be offered during the academic year on Monday – Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT LINE:
Available to provide online counseling to students and parents and referrals for additional services.

The Mental Health Support Line will be offered during the academic year on Monday – Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

*Please note that District hotlines will not operate on days that schools are closed for holidays.

TRANSPORTATION
The District provides safe, efficient, and timely transportation services to families weekly to ensure students are ready to learn.

Students are offered transportation under the following guidelines:
                                               •       Regular education students in grades K-8 who reside more than 3/4 of a mile from their neighborhood school
                                               •       Regular education students in grades 9-12 can ride DDOT for free by showing their DPSCD issued student ID and DDOT
                                                       bus pass available at each high school
                                               •       Exceptional education students according to their IEP
                                               •       Career and Technical Center Students between their high school and respective Career and Technical Center

                                               To learn more, please call the DPSCD Transportation Help Line at (313) 945-8600.

                                               Parents of exceptional education students may visit the Frederick Douglass Academy South Wing at 2001 W. Warren
                                               Suite 166, Detroit, MI 48208-2216, or call (313) 748-6499.

                                                   TRANSLATION ASSISTANCE
                                                   DPSCD offers district wide language access services to support staff, students, and families.

                                                   TRANSLATION | INTERPRETER | SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER

                                                   To request language access services, please speak with the clerical staff at your school or contact us at
                                                   translation.request@detroitk12.org or (313) 212-4312.

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FAMILY AND COMMUNITY
                                                                                                                              ENGAGEMENT

     FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
     ENGAGING FAMILIES AND STUDENTS TO SUPPORT YOUR RISE
     This summer, the Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) team visited more than 20,000 homes by the end of July and was on pace to visit all families to
     ensure students and families were ok and if not, the teams provided much needed support. The FACE team will continue to keep families and students needs first in the
     upcoming school year. FACE will offer parents a myriad of resources and opportunities to successfully return to school in the fall.

     Look forward to FREE courses for parents both in-person and virtually, in schools and in and around the community. Workshops will include smart ways to support your
     child’s success at school and at home as well as fun ways to build your own social support network through social media works, book clubs, Painting with a Twist,
     crochet clubs, and parent support groups. FACE will continue its home visits and canvassing efforts to check in on our families and provide needed resources such as
     mobile tech support in partnership with our Office of Technology. Interested parents can be trained and earn a stipend to assist with district canvassing initiatives.

     Building and supporting PTAs, School Advisory Council’s and other stakeholder groups will continue as a platform for helping our students’ success. Each school will
     have a Parent Outreach Coordinator to support parents. We will also launch a DPSCD Student Leadership Institute offering programs that parents and students can
     engage in together. We will also expand Kindergarten Bootcamp, another platform for parents and incoming students to engage together at the start of your child’s
     education career.

     FACE will facilitate the recruitment and onboarding of volunteers districtwide, using the expansion of our Alumni building efforts along with our broad parent
     community to fill school needs throughout the school year.

     For more information, please call 313-873-7490 or email Ms. Collette Carleton at Collette.Carleton@detroitk12.org.

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CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
PREPARING STUDENTS FOR CAREERS AND WORK

Our goal is to connect students to their passion through real-world experiences. Career Technical Education (CTE) students
apply their learning through hands-on training, project learning, job shadowing, and paid internships. Students graduate
from high school with industry credentials ready for work or advanced studies.

New for the 21-22 school year, CTE will be offering a Machine Tool (CNC) program at Southeastern High School’s Advanced
Manufacturing Academy. Advanced Manufacturing is a growing career field and, in conjunction with several partners,
the District wants to position our students to be ready for these in-demand, high-wage jobs of the future. The program
represents the continual expansion of manufacturing courses for students. Southeastern students will take courses at
Golightly CTC where they will learn in renovated learning spaces and train on newly purchased Intelitek industrial equipment.

The District has three CTE Centers offering the following:

     BREITHAUPT CTC:                Automotive Service, Collision Repair, Hospitality & Food Services/Culinary, Cosmetology, Mechatronics, and Welding.

      GOLIGHTLY CTC:                Graphics and Printing, Aeronautical Flight/Drone Training, Hospitality & Food Service/Culinary, Welding, and Machine Tool (CNC)

                                    Construction and Building Trades, Electrical, HVAC, Painting and Interior Design, Welding, Marketing and Entrepreneurship,
       RANDOLPH CTC:                Line Worker (Energy)

Please see the directory in the back of the guide for more information for each of the CTE Centers.

                                                  DPSCD STUDENTS CAN ATTEND COLLEGE
                                                  WITH DETROIT PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP
                                                  The Detroit Promise is a last-dollar scholarship that ensures all eligible Detroit residents who attend Detroit Public
                                                  Schools Community District have a tuition-free path to an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or technical certificate
                                                  at participating academic institutions.

                                                  Interested students should check with their school to ensure that their desired degree or technical certificate is Pell-
                                                  eligible. Programs that are not Pell-eligible cannot be covered by the Detroit Promise. Detroit Promise funding is not
                                                  competitive; every student who registers and meets the requirements will receive funding if their college determines
                                                  they have an eligible funding gap.

                                                  As a last-dollar scholarship, any Pell or TIP funding will always be applied to a student’s bill first. The Detroit Promise
                                                  serves to cover any eligible funding gap.

                                                       •     At two-year schools, the Detroit Promise will be billed for any remaining balance up to the full cost of tuition
                                                             and mandatory fees*.
                                                       •     At four-year schools, any balance will be covered using gift aid as arranged by the participating institution
                                                             and a contribution from the Michigan Education Excellence Foundation (MEEF).

                                                  For more information visit: https://detroitpromise.com/about/

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EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION/
                                                                                                                MONTESSORI

        EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION/
        MONTESSORI
        PROGRAMMING DRIVES DEVELOPMENT OF SKILLS,
        INDEPENDENT LIVING

        Providing opportunities for outstanding achievement by our students is a DPSCD priority. This is particularly
        poignant for the District’s Office of Exceptional Student Education or ESE, formerly known as Special Education.

        For the 2021-2022 school year, DPSCD will enhance its Essential Skills Transition Program (ESTP), to further meet
        our ESE students and families where they are. ESTP prepares young adults with disabilities, ages 18-26, while
        promoting progression from K-12 education. It also drives activities in education/training after graduation, with
        such steps as gaining employment, living independently, and being involved in the community.

        More information on DPSCD’s Exceptional Student Education can be found at www.detroitk12.org/ese.

        MONTESSORI UPDATE
        DPSCD’s Montessori Program offers a unique learning experience for students. Students are engaged in student-centered learning through hands-on
        experiences, a focus on social responsibility, and engaged communal learning that promotes collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. We believe our
        Montessori program is second to none and offers the opportunity for all students to reach their fullest potential!

        Let’s welcome, Dr. Sophia Lafayette-Lause, as the new Executive Director. She accepted the position leading this new team. Dr. Lafayette-Lause is joining
        us from Romulus Community Schools, where she served as the Executive Director of Early Childhood through 12th Grade. Learn more about our Montessori
        Schools and admission here: https://www.detroitk12.org/montessori

        The Office of Early Childhood ensures that all children have access to high-quality early learning programs and enter kindergarten prepared for success.

        We ensure that all early childhood outcomes include:

            •     Children thriving
            •     Children are developmentally ready to succeed in school
            •     Children are prepared to succeed by achieving appropriate grade level reading proficiencies

        We provide a free, high-quality early learning experience for students who are four years old by December 1st of the
        current school year through The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP), a state-funded pre-kindergarten program
        for four-year-old children. The program is sponsored by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and
        administered by Wayne RESA. Maximum class size is 18 students. Early childhood students attend school four
        days per week (M-TH). The program provides educational, health, mental health, and parental involvement
        services. Students selected for the Great Start Readiness Program must meet income guidelines.

        Learn more about which DPSCD schools offer Pre-K here:
        https://www.detroitk12.org/Page/7369

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RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP

RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP
DPSCD will invest $1.2 billion in one-time supplemental federal funds to support the District’s recovery from the
pandemic and invest in facility improvements. The District funds that must be spent by September 30, 2024.

      COVID-19
      Recovery Investments

            Detroit Public Schools Community District is Michigan’s largest public education system. We champion
            a whole child approach that supports the social, emotional and academic needs of our students.

            To date, DPSCD has received nearly $1.2 billion in one-time COVID-19 relief funding. This critical
            funding is being invested in support programs and resources designed to help students rise as they
            navigate the long-term process of recovering from the impact of COVID-19.

      $15M Bringing Students and
           Families Back to School                         $189M                Maximizing Safe
                                                                                In-Person Learning                  $169M          Meeting Academic
                                                                                                                                   Needs of Students
         Increase Home Visit Outreach                        Reduce Class Sizes                                     After School Programming at Each School
         Expand Programs - Early Education                   Place Nurse at each School                             Expanded Summer Learning Programming
         & Kindergarten                                      Provide Free Mask & PPE or Shields                     Student Devices & Internet Access –
                                                             Enhance Cleaning                                       Classroom & Home
         Develop Online Enrollment Portal
                                                             Free & Required Weekly COVID                           Expand 1 to 1 and Small Group
                                                             testing for all Employees and Students                 Literacy and Math Support

      $34M Meeting Social-Emotional
           Needs of Students                                     $169M Investing in
                                                                       Our Employees                                $696M Upgrading   Schools
                                                                                                                          for the 21st Century
        Build 1 to 1 Mental Health Support at                    Ensure Full Staff of Certified Teachers                 Develop 20-year Facility Plan
        Each School                                              —NO TEACHER VACANCIES                                  Enhance Technology – Network
        Expand Enrichment Programs, Clubs,                       Increase Pay of All Employees                          Infrastructure, Access & Security
        Athletics and Camps                                      Hire Extra of Teachers and Academic                    Sustainable Building Upgrades:
                                                                 Interventionists
                                                                                                                          HVAC & Ventilation
                                                                 Develop Pipeline of New Teachers
                                                                                                                          Electrical & Plumbing
                                                                 Expand Professional Development &                        Roofs, Windows, & Exteriors
                                                                 Learning Resources

                                                     We will continue to update the community on how
                                                   these one-time relief funds are being used to help the
                                                    City’s children and families rise up this school year.

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THERE’S A
                                                  Check out our outstanding
                 SCHOOL
                       for you
                                                  school options available to
                                                  you and your family:

                                                  Neighborhood Schools: K-12 schools across
                     WITHIN                       Detroit offering rigorous reading and math curricula,
                                                  plus art and/or music and gym at all schools.

                     DPSCD                        Application Schools: 17 unique schools and
                                                  programs across the District offering specialized
                                                  programming for students, including gifted and talented,
                                                  Montessori, language immersion, single-gender, fine
                                                  and performing arts, African-centered education, and
                                                  more. Admission requires a formal application process.
       Detroit Public Schools Community
       District offers a diverse set of schools   Exam High Schools: Five selective admission high
       and programs to meet the needs of          school programs across the city offer rigorous college
       all students and families. Find your       preparation, career preparation, competitive athletics
       “right fit” school today and join our      programs and inspiring arts programs. Students are
       rise as we develop today’s learners        required to take an examination and complete an online
       into tomorrow’s leaders!                   application for admission consideration.

                                                  Career Technical Education: CTE students
                                                  apply their learning through hands-on training, project
                                                  learning, job shadowing, and paid internships. Students
                                                  can graduate from high school with industry credentials
                                                  ready for work or advanced studies.

                                                  Pre-K: The District offers free, high-quality early learning
                                                  experience for general education students and children
                                                  with special needs. Children must be four years old by
                                                  December 1.

                                                  Exceptional Student Education: Our ESE and
                                                  alternative centers and programs ensure that students with
                                                  exceptional needs receive the support, interventions, and
                                                  enrichment activities needed to flourish.

                                                  Adult Education: We offer programs that help adult
                                                  learners upgrade their academic skills and career outlook,
                                                  including high school completion, General Educational
                                                  Development (GED), Adult Basic Education (Pre-GED),
                                                  and English as a Second Language (ESL).

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HOW TO ENROLL

                ENROLL TODAY AND JOIN THE DETROIT PUBLIC
                      SCHOOLS COMMUNITY DISTRICT.
                    WHEN STUDENTS RISE, WE ALL RISE.

                Check out the new enrollment options for the 2021-22 school year - designed to keep families and staff safe!
                                Enrollment paperwork is available in English, Spanish, Bengali, and Arabic.

                                     EASY ENROLLMENT OPTIONS
     1.   Pick up and drop off packets at an Enrollment Drop Box. Pick up and drop off paper enrollment packets at Drop Boxes conveniently
          located throughout Detroit. Visit detroitk12.org/enrollnow to see the current Drop Box locations!

     2. Request a paper packet to be mailed home. Complete an online survey or call 313-240-4377 to request an enrollment packet by mail.
        Completed packets should be dropped off at a Drop Box location. Online survey found at detroitk12.org/enrollnow.

     3. Upload Enrollment Forms Online: Access enrollment forms at detroitk12.org/enrollnow. Forms can be downloaded,
        saved to a device, and filled out on a computer. Once complete, forms can be uploaded via a survey on the webpage.

                                               ENROLL TODAY!
                                                 ONLINE | MAIL | DROP BOX

                                    FOR MORE INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE:
                      Visit   detroitk12.org/enrollnow | Call 313.240.4377 | Text ENROLLTODAY TO 22999

                           REQUIRED ENROLLMENT DOCUMENTS
                       •    Completed and signed District Enrollment Packet        •    Parent/Guardian Photo ID
                       •    Birth Record                                           •    Immunization Record or Waiver
                       •    Proof of Address – 2 forms                             •    Transcripts or Report Cards

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SCHOOL DIRECTORY | ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL

                                                 SCHOOL TYPE
                                                                                                                     LOCATION
                                    A        Application School
                                   ALT       Alternative School                                  W        Westside                                 C

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                                  CTC        Career Technical Center                             E        Eastside                        W

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                                  EHS        Examination High School                             C        Central                                      MT/DT

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                                  ESE        Exceptional Student Education                      SW        Southwest Detroit

                                    M        Montessori                                       MT/DT       Midtown/Downtown

                                   NS        Neighborhood School

A.L. HOLMES ACADEMY OF BLENDED                            ANN ARBOR TRAIL MAGNET SCHOOL                              Friday Showcase, Student of the Week, Student of the
                                                                                                                     Month.
LEARNING                                                  7635 Chatham, Detroit 48239
                                                          313-274-8560
8950 Crane, Detroit 48213
313-866-5644
                                                          detroitk12.org/annarbortrail                               BATES ACADEMY
                                                           NS W                                                      19701 Wyoming St., Detroit 48221
detroitk12.org/holmes
                                                          GRADES: K-8                                                313-494-7000
 NS E
                                                          OFFERINGS: Basketball, Academic Games, Detroit             detroitk12.org/bates
GRADES: K-8                                               Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP), Band,        A W
OFFERINGS: National Junior Honor Society, Girl            Praise Dance
Scouts, Chess, Science Club, 1:1 Technology Program                                                                  GRADES: K-8
                                                          POINTS OF PRIDE: Ann Arbor Trail offers                    OFFERINGS: Accelerated Reading & Math, Foreign
POINTS OF PRIDE: A.L. Holmes Academy of                   a rigorous curriculum with science, technology,
Blended Learning is at the forefront of integrating                                                                  Language, STEM, National Junior Honor Society,
                                                          engineering, and math as a primary focus. The staff        Afterschool Tutoring
technology into the curriculum to improve academic        teach with the mission of motivating, inspiring,
achievement. The school offers a hybrid model of                                                                     POINTS OF PRIDE: Bates Academy is an
                                                          challenging, and empowering students.                      application school for high-performing, gifted
education in which online lessons teach, reinforce, and
enhance skills and concepts.                                                                                         and talented students. Bates accelerates student
                                                          BAGLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OF                                performance by providing rigorous instruction and
                                                                                                                     exceptional learning opportunities that appeal to a
ACADEMY OF THE AMERICAS                                   JOURNALISM AND TECHNOLOGY                                  variety of learning styles and preferences.
5680 Konkel St, Detroit 48210                             8100 Curtis St., Detroit 48221
313-596-7640                                              313.494.7175
detroitk12.org/academyoftheamericas                       detroitk12.org/bagley                                      BENNETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
                                                           NS W                                                      2111 Mullane, Detroit 48209
 A SW                                                                                                                313-849-3585
                                                          GRADES: K-6
GRADES: 4-12                                                                                                         detroitk12.org/bennett
                                                          OFFERINGS: Academic Games, Pretty Brown
OFFERINGS: Dual Language Immersion, Bilingual                                                                         NS SW
                                                          Girls Club, Bagley Billionaire Boys Club, Journalism &
Education Career Academy, College Dual Enrollment,                                                                   GRADES: K-5
                                                          Technology, Tutoring Services
Fine Arts Programs, Athletics                                                                                        OFFERINGS: Art Club, Community Enrichments,
                                                          POINTS OF PRIDE: Bagley offers a Journalism
POINTS OF PRIDE: At Academy of the Americas,                                                                         Safety Club - 5th Graders
                                                          and Technology Program, 1:1 technology (a computer
our highly sought-after program located in Southwest                                                                 POINTS OF PRIDE: We provide an engaging
                                                          for every student), Interactive white boards in every
Detroit offers a unique 90/10 Dual Language Spanish                                                                  learning environment where students come first. Our
                                                          class, a broadcasting, media and publishing program,
Immersion model and a Bilingual Academic Program                                                                     students have participated in the Star Base STEM
                                                          award winning culture and climate program, student
in Spanish and English within a traditional rigorous                                                                 Program, and have art displayed at the Detroit Institute
                                                          counseling and mentorship, The Bagley Billionaire Boys
curriculum.                                                                                                          of Arts. We also have Z Space technology that allows
                                                          Club, The Pretty Brown Girls Club and much more!
                                                                                                                     students to learn in 3D.
ACADEMY OF THE AMERICAS AT LOGAN                          BARTON ELEMENTARY
3811 Cicotte, Detroit 48210
313-335-1310                                              8530 Joy Road, Detroit 48204                               BETHUNE ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL
                                                          313-873-9952                                               8145 Puritan, Detroit 48238
detroitk12.org/academyoftheamericashs                                                                                313-494-3830
                                                          detroitk12.org/barton
 A SW
                                                           NS W                                                      detroitk12.org/bethune
GRADES: K-3                                                                                                           NS W
                                                          GRADES: K-5
OFFERINGS: Dual Language Immersion, K-3 Early                                                                        GRADES: K-8
                                                          OFFERINGS: Junior Achievement, Co-ed Basketball,
Elementary Campus, Fine Arts Program, Athletics,                                                                     OFFERINGS: STEM, Music, Art, Technology,
                                                          Cheerleading, Positive behavior Interventions and
Playworks                                                                                                            Afterschool Tutoring
                                                          Supports, Arts Classes, Field Trips
POINTS OF PRIDE: At Academy of the Americas,                                                                         POINTS OF PRIDE: Bethune is built on core values
                                                          POINTS OF PRIDE: Barton has Junior Cadets,
our highly sought-after program located in Southwest                                                                 of respect, self-control, and responsibility. Positive
                                                          Academic Games, School Store, Girls Scouts,
Detroit offers a unique 90/10 Dual Language Spanish                                                                  Behavior Supports and Calm Classroom techniques
                                                          Broadcasting Crew, Co-ed Basketball Team, Book Club,
Immersion model and a Bilingual Academic Program                                                                     are used. We have a City Year partnership that offers
                                                          “Battle of the Books” Math Club, Science Club, Debate
in Spanish and English within a traditional rigorous                                                                 learning support and adds great value to our students’
                                                          Team, Reading Buddies Club, Green Thumb Garden Club,
curriculum.                                                                                                          educational experiences.
                                                          Big Sister/Big Brother Club, School Newspaper Team,

Students
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                We All We
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SCHOOL DIRECTORY | ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL

BOW ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL                                 BURNS ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL                               Tutoring Program and has received Michigan’s Healthy
                                                                                                                          School Initiative award three times!
19801 Prevost, Detroit 48235                                 14350 Terry, Detroit 48227
313-852-0500                                                 313-852-0534
detroitk12.org/bow                                           detroitk12.org/burns                                         CARVER STEM ACADEMY
 NS W                                                         NS W                                                        18701 Paul St., Detroit 48228
GRADES: K-8                                                  GRADES: K-8                                                  313.240.6622
OFFERINGS: Drumline, Art Club, Dance,                        OFFERINGS: Mentorship Programs,                              detroitk12.org/carver
Cheerleading, Basketball                                     Entrepreneurship, Art Club, Student Newspaper,                NS W
POINTS OF PRIDE: Bow Elementary-Middle                       Boys & Girls Basketball                                      GRADES: K-8
School successfully educates students in a clean, safe,      POINTS OF PRIDE: At Burns Elementary Middle-                 OFFERINGS: STEM, Chess, Robotics, Computer,
and healthy learning environment where children can          School, we offer experiences in all areas of development,    Basketball
excel. Bow utilizes Positive Behavioral Interventions and    which include physical, cognitive, language and literacy,    POINTS OF PRIDE: Carver STEM Academy
Supports (PBIS), which fosters a positive culture and        communication, and interpersonal skills. We also             offers a rigorous curriculum supported by Project
climate.                                                     provide opportunities for exploration, self-selection, and   Based Learning in STEM and other high interest areas.
                                                             problem-solving.                                             Our administrators build an inclusive environment for
BRENDA SCOTT ACADEMY                                                                                                      families, students, and staff while boosting student
18440 Hoover, Detroit 48205                                  BURTON INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY                                 morale, confidence, and social skills.
313-866-6700                                                 2001 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,
detroitk12.org/brendascott
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                                                             Detroit 48208
                                                             313-596-3800
                                                                                                                          CATHERINE C. BLACKWELL INSTITUTE
                                                                                                                          9330 Shoemaker, Detroit 48213
GRADES: K-8                                                  detroitk12.org/burton                                        313-866-4391
OFFERINGS: Multimedia Production, Dance, Band,                A MT/DT                                                     detroitk12.org/blackwell
Theatre, Academic Games, Chess
                                                             GRADES: K-8                                                   NS E
POINTS OF PRIDE: Brenda Scott Academy is
                                                             OFFERINGS: Community School, 1:1 Technology                  GRADES: K-8
a Detroit School of Arts Pathway School. Our highly
                                                             Program, Art & Music Program, Restorative Justice,           OFFERINGS: Academic Programs, Parent Home
qualified teachers use a data-driven curriculum aligned
                                                             Swimming                                                     Connection, Positive Behavioral Interventions and
with the Common Core. We work hard to ensure every
                                                             POINTS OF PRIDE: Burton International Academy                Supports (PBIS), Community Partnerships, Sports
child gets the individual support they need to grow and
                                                             is a community school that is committed to equipping         Program
be successful.
                                                             scholars with the social, emotional, and academic tools      POINTS OF PRIDE: Blackwell cultivates a
                                                             to become school, community, and global leaders,             community of strong readers who are literacy award
BREWER ACADEMY                                               through character building, cultural competence,
                                                             collaboration, and ownership.
                                                                                                                          winners. We offer culturally rich programming centered
18025 Brock St., Detroit 48205                                                                                            on African-American culture and history. We also pride
313-866-2070                                                                                                              ourselves on giving our students the individualized
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                                                             CARLETON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL                                   attention that each child deserves.
                                                             11724 Casino St., Detroit 48224
GRADES: K-8                                                  313-866-8322                                                 CHARLES WRIGHT ACADEMY OF ARTS
OFFERINGS: 1:1 Technology Program, Math and                  detroitk12.org/carleton
Reading Interventions, Academic Games Champions,              NS E
                                                                                                                          AND SCIENCE
Boys & Girls Mentoring, Basketball                                                                                        19299 Berg Road, Detroit 48219
POINTS OF PRIDE: Brewer Academy is a true                    GRADES: K-5                                                  313-538-3024
community-based school! We promote community pride           OFFERINGS: Arts Classes, 1:1 Technology Program,             detroitk12.org/wright
                                                             Academic Intervention, Small Group Instruction, Soccer
and civic responsibility through our unique service-                                                                       A W
learning programming. Brewer Academy will inspire and        POINTS OF PRIDE: We are a Leader in Me school,
                                                             where students hold leadership positions before and          GRADES: K-6
prepare your child to “be the change.”                                                                                    OFFERINGS: Technology Labs, Media Club, Garden
                                                             after school. We also offer Soccer for Success, a unique
                                                             after-school program that mentors students and teaches       Club, Home Visits, Afterschool Tutoring
BUNCHE PREPARATORY ACADEMY                                   them about healthy living options.                           POINTS OF PRIDE: We believe students who
                                                                                                                          thrive in a technological environment will also succeed
2715 Macomb Street, Detroit 48207
(313) 494-8350                                                                                                            academically. We are an application school that offers
detroitk12.org/bunche                                        CARSTENS ACADEMY OF AQUATIC                                  1:1 technology and a fully functioning Media Production
 NS MT/DT                                                    SCIENCE                                                      Center. We are proud winners of the superintendent’s
                                                                                                                          Proof Point Award.
GRADES: K-8                                                  13000 Essex Avenue, Detroit 48215
OFFERINGS: Chess, Mentoring Programs, Robotics,              313.866.5500
Academic Games, Arts Programs                                detroitk12.org/carstens                                      CHRYSLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
POINTS OF PRIDE: We offer a well-rounded                      NS E                                                        1445 E. Lafayette, Detroit 48207
academic program in a 21st Century learning                  GRADES: K-8                                                  313-494-8440
environment with numerous extracurricular activities         OFFERINGS: Academic Games, Basketball,                       detroitk12.org/chrysler
to enhance our students’ learning experiences. We help       National Junior Honor Society, Gardening Club,                A MT/DT
our students realize their potential, develop talents, and   Afterschool Tutoring                                         GRADES: K-5
experience academic rigor.                                   POINTS OF PRIDE: Carstens is committed to                    OFFERINGS: Art, Chess, Athletic Sports, Community
                                                             a positive learning environment using Community              Service Projects, Educational Field Trips
                                                             Outreach, Calm Classroom, and Home Visits. Only school       POINTS OF PRIDE: Located in a vibrant downtown
                                                             in Michigan with the IDRA/Coca-Cola Valued Youth             Detroit neighborhood, Chrysler Elementary is an award-

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winning school with a history of exemplary academic
achievement. Our small environment provides a private
                                                           DAVISON ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL                           EARHART ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL
                                                           2800 East Davison, Detroit 48212                           1000 Scotten, Detroit 48209
school setting with strong parental involvement. All
                                                           313-252-3118                                               313-849-3945
students experience a rigorous, challenging learning
                                                           detroitk12.org/davison                                     detroitk12.org/earhart
environment.
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                                                           GRADES: K-8                                                GRADES: K-8
CLIPPERT MULTICULTURAL MAGNET                              OFFERINGS: Academic Games, Tech Team (Techno               OFFERINGS: 1:1 Technology Program, Reading
HONORS ACADEMY                                             Dragons), Archery, Parent-Teacher Home Visitation
                                                           Program, Student Council
                                                                                                                      Intervention, Math Intervention, Library, Tutoring
                                                                                                                      POINTS OF PRIDE: Experience a rigorous
1981 McKinstry St., Detroit 48209
313-849-5009                                               POINTS OF PRIDE: Davison features a rigorous               academic program taught by caring, bilingual staff.
detroitk12.org/clippert                                    academic environment with a rich multicultural             Our beautiful building features a state-of-the-art media
                                                           community that strives for success for all students.       center and two large computer labs. We are proud to be
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                                                                                                                      a diverse, multicultural academic institution in the heart
GRADES: 6-8                                                                                                           of Southwest Detroit.
OFFERINGS: Honors Classes, STEM, Destination               DIXON EDUCATIONAL LEARNING
Imagination, Robotics, Math & ELA Support - Academic
Interventionists, Accelerated Reader Program
                                                           ACADEMY                                                    EDISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
                                                           8401 Trinity, Detroit 48228
POINTS OF PRIDE: We offer a rigorous college                                                                          17045 Grand River, Detroit 48227
                                                           313-945-1330
prep curriculum for grades 6-8 and frequently                                                                         313.852.1066
                                                           detroitk12.org/dixon
outperform most of DPSCD schools. Our students are                                                                    detroitk12.org/edison
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prepared for entry into the city elite high schools. Our                                                               M NS W
outstanding accomplishments include 2020 Detroit           GRADES: K-8
                                                                                                                      GRADES: K-5
Science Fair Grand Winner, 2019 Destination Imagination    OFFERINGS: Academic Games, Mentoring Program,
                                                                                                                      OFFERINGS: Family Oriented School with Family
Global Finalist, and many university partnerships.         Music Classes, Sports Program, STEM and Robotics
                                                                                                                      Values, Highly Trained and Certified Teachers, Girls
                                                           Program
                                                                                                                      Scouts, 1:1 Technology Program, Basketball
                                                           POINTS OF PRIDE: Called “The Jewel of Joy Rd.”
COLEMAN A. YOUNG ELEMENTARY                                Dixon is looking towards the future with challenging
                                                                                                                      POINTS OF PRIDE: In 2019, Edison students
                                                                                                                      increased M-STEP proficiency percentages by 13% in
SCHOOL                                                     STEM and Robotics programs. Partnerships with the
                                                           University of Michigan and Wayne State University
                                                                                                                      Math and 7% in ELA. Our basketball team qualified for
15771 Hubbell, Detroit 48227                                                                                          the District’s Final 4. We partner with EL Education to
313-852-0725                                               exposes our students to the best resources in our state.
                                                                                                                      improve reading skills, and MGM to provide rewards for
detroitk12.org/young                                                                                                  positive behavior.
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GRADES: K-5
OFFERINGS: Girls Literacy Club, STEM Club, Yoga,
                                                           16650 Glendale Street, Detroit 48227
                                                           313-866-9390
                                                                                                                      EDMONSON ELEMENTARY –
Digital Ambassadors, Male Mentoring program                detroitk12.org/dossin                                      A MONTESSORI SCHOOL
POINTS OF PRIDE: Our administrators and                     NS W                                                      1300 W. Canfield, Detroit 48201
teachers strongly believe in the value of developing                                                                  313-332-4646
                                                           GRADES: K-8
not only academic skills but also the entire physical,                                                                detroitk12.org/montessori
                                                           OFFERINGS: Academic Games, Sports, Community
social, and emotional well-being of children. We offer
                                                           Partnerships, 1:1 Technology Program, Home Visits,          M MT/DT
intervention programs to ensure that students succeed.
                                                           Chess                                                      GRADES: K-4
                                                           POINTS OF PRIDE: Dossin specializes in                     OFFERINGS: Chess, Physical Education, Lego
COOKE STEM ACADEMY                                         developing the innate potential within each student
                                                           to learn, grow and lead. Our welcoming, engaging and
                                                                                                                      Robotics, Music
                                                                                                                      POINTS OF PRIDE: A free wall to wall Montessori
18800 Puritan, Detroit 48223
313-494-7458                                               family-oriented approach is modeled by staff that are      public school providing a child centered, self-directed
detroitk12.org/cooke                                       always willing to go the extra mile. Our motto is: Can’t   and hands-on learning environment.
                                                           Hide That Dossin Pride.
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GRADES: K-6                                                                                                           EDWARD ‘DUKE’ ELLINGTON
OFFERINGS: STEM, Robotics, Sensory Room, Social            DURFEE ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL                            CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC & ART
Emotional Learning group, Team Teaching                    2425 Tuxedo Street, Detroit 48206
                                                                                                                      9860 Park Drive, Detroit 48213
POINTS OF PRIDE: Cooke S.T.E.M. Academy                    313-252-3070
                                                                                                                      313-852-8500
offers students a unique, rigorous and interdisciplinary   detroitk12.org/durfee
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learning environment focused on science, technology,        NS C
engineering and mathematics. We promote a                                                                              A NS E
                                                           GRADES: K-8
collaborative culture of ethical and innovative problem-                                                              GRADES: K-8
                                                           OFFERINGS: First Robotics, Art, Music, Physical
solving while fostering a joy of discovery with a strong                                                              OFFERINGS: Middle School Performing Arts
                                                           Education, Computer Sciences Electives, K-8 Sports,
sense of community.                                                                                                   Conservatory, Elementary School Performing Arts
                                                           Extracurricular Programs, Special Olympics
                                                                                                                      Conservatory, Performing Arts Programs, After School
                                                           POINTS OF PRIDE: Durfee provides all students
                                                                                                                      Activities, Athletics Sports
                                                           with an enhanced learning environment via one-to-
                                                                                                                      POINTS OF PRIDE: At Duke Ellington, we are
                                                           one technology devices and an individualized focus in
                                                                                                                      passionate about cultivating the intellects and the
                                                           Reading and Math. Our students’ academic experiences
                                                                                                                      creative genius in all of our children. Each year, our
                                                           are shaped further through music, art, and physical
                                                                                                                      talented students and teachers receive awards and
                                                           education.
                                                                                                                      accolades in academics and in arts education. Duke
                                                                                                                      Ellington is the historic and premier performing arts

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