DPSCD Students Rise up as Lawyers, Doctors, Engineers and More

Come Home or enroll your student today to join the legacy.

The Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) is ready to love, challenge and prepare your child with cutting-edge academic programs, stellar extra-curricular activities, and strong social-emotional support services continuing its rich legacy of producing key contributors to Detroit and the world. This year you have an opportunity to enroll your student or “Come Home” during the Alumni Hall of Fame Weekend. DPSCD schools feature nurturing atmospheres with certified educators who are committed to your child’s future!

Prepare to enroll in DPSCD for 2022-23

With more than 100 schools and an array of career pathways that includes engineering, veterinary medicine, media and arts and more, DPSCD has programming for school-age students at any stage of your child’s academic journey from kindergarten to college. Please read a few programs and school highlights:

  • KinderRise program builds upon your child’s natural curiosity to guide their learning experiences in kindergarten. This program takes young learners through purposeful materials, language and lessons to address each child as an individual while educators ensure that time in the classroom is fun and filled with limitless possibilities.
  • New for the 2022-23 school year, The School at Marygrove (TSM), will offer kindergarten through second grade learning opportunities. Through the District’s Office of Early Childhood, DPSCD provides access to high quality early learning with preK and a free public Montessori program that is dedicated to the Montessori philosophy at select schools.
  • If you have a child interested in an all-girls school environment, Detroit International Academy of Women School of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Medicine, is a single-gendered, K-12 school. They also tout an award-winning robotics team. With small class sizes, this is the state’s only all-girls public school. Learn more about DIA and how to enroll by visiting detroitk12.org/enroll.
  • DPSCD’s nationally renowned Detroit School of Arts High School (DSA), is the former home to the late star Aaliyah Haughton, also known as Aaliyah. DSA students follow a strong college preparatory Academic and Arts curriculum with pre-professional study in disciplines such as music, dance, theatre, radio/television production as well as visual and communication arts. Place your student on the trajectory of greatness through the DSA Pathways initiative. This program taps into your child’s artistic gifts at an early age with four feeder schools (JR King, Duke Ellington, Spain, and Brenda Scott), cultivating student talents before they move to DSA.

Photo credit: Detroit Public Schools Community District

A foundational pillar of DPSCD’s strategic plan is the District’s Whole Child Commitment priority, practices that unlock a student’s full potential. A robust and expanded athletics program this year (2021-22) resulted in a historic state champion in wrestling — congratulations, Ja’Marcus Smith of Mumford High School. DPSCD has a broad list of athletics offerings as well as new sports such as competitive cheer and girls’ soccer for K-8 students, lacrosse and much more.

DPSCD students excel in the classroom and in competition, with some student-athletes garnering college scholarship opportunities.

Come Home celebrates alumni

This May, Detroit Public Schools Community District will celebrate its alumni with the “Come Home” alumni Hall of Fame Gala weekend from May 19-May 22. In addition to the reunion of many alumni, today’s students will showcase their talents throughout the weekend as well as develop contacts for the future. This first ever event will culminate with the Alumni Hall of Fame dinner on Sunday, May 22. District alumni come home this spring. Purchase your tickets by visiting detroitk12.org/comehome.

The Rise Continues at DPSCD and they want you to be part of it. As the state’s largest public education system, DPSCD has something for everyone when it comes to educating your child. Get details on how your student can benefit from a quality public education in Detroit by visiting detroitk12.org/enroll. Because when Students Rise, We all Rise!

Content sponsored by Detroit Public Schools Community District. Learn more at detroitk12.org/enroll.

Claire Charlton
Claire Charlton
An enthusiastic storyteller, Claire Charlton focuses on delivering top client service as a content editor for Metro Parent. In her 20+ years of experience, she has written extensively on a variety of topics and is keen on new tech and podcast hosting. Claire has two grown kids and loves to read, run, camp, cycle and travel.


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