From Pre-Kindergarten to College Readiness, DPSCD Helps Students Rise Up

Families have so many choices and quality educational programming at the Detroit Public Schools Community District. Learn about safety plan and programming options for all families.

Kindergarten is an amazing time in the life of your child and for you as their parent. That’s why Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) is providing robust kindergarten programming and experiences that are second to none.

DPSCD seeks to build upon your child’s natural curiosity by providing strong academics for kindergartners with early exposure to English Language Arts (ELA), mathematics, art, music and history by certified teachers who are nurturing and professional, while fostering a fun learning atmosphere.

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In addition to the classroom experience, DPSCD provides opportunities to help your child get ready for kindergarten. Programs such as Kindergarten Bootcamp, held in the summer months, provide a runway to prepare. Finally, through the District’s Early Childhood office, DPSCD offers free early childhood education options (Pre-K) for children who are four years of age on December 1 of a given calendar year. DPSCD also has a comprehensive free Montessori learning program in several schools located in Detroit.

District staff members are ready to serve parents and kindergartners and help lay the foundation for their social, emotional, and educational development. Learn more about DPSCD’s robust kindergarten offerings and how they can benefit your family. It’s not too late to enroll your child today. Please visit detroitk12.org/enroll for more information.

Recover and re-emerge from the pandemic with regular attendance

DPSCD continues to be a proven leader in public education with a comprehensive safety mitigation plan for the 2021-22 school year. The District is ahead of national, state, and local safety requirements so that students, teachers, and staff can continue to thrive in an in-person setting where they know students learn the best.

Whether learning in person or online at the District’s new Virtual School, regular attendance is critical for students to fight learning loss, to get ahead and stay on track. To help families make every school day count for their students, DPSCD is sharing weekly attendance tips to support families as everyone strives to get back into pre-pandemic routines or create new ones to help children to be successful.

CTE connects students to passions, career opportunities

Through DPSCD’s Career Technical Education (CTE) programming, the goal is to connect students to their passions with real world experiences. Whether in automotive services, aeronautical flight/drone training, construction, welding or entrepreneurship, DPSCD CTE students graduate from high school with industry credentials, ready to work or pursue advanced studies.

The District has three CTE Centers, Breithaupt CTC, Golightly CTC and Randolph CTC to meet the needs of students whose post-high school goal is to be career ready. In addition, with the support of several generous partners, DPSCD is at the forefront of the advanced manufacturing movement with its programming at Southeastern High School’s Advanced Manufacturing Academy.

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The District understands the lasting impacts of attending school every day and developing the discipline to enter the workforce or higher education. DPSCD has developed clear pathways for students to continue their education, with the help of our business and community partners.

All qualified DPSCD high school students can attend college through the Detroit Promise program. The Detroit Promise is a last-dollar scholarship that ensures all eligible Detroit residents who attend DPSCD have a tuition-free path to an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or technical certification at participating academic institutions. Please read about successful DPSCD grads.

Rise Up with DPSCD

With more than 100 schools, DPSCD is the place for your student to rise. For the 2021-22 school year, the District is providing lower class sizes; increased school support staff, expanded art, music, and athletics programming as well as increased enrichment opportunities and after school programs. DPSCD wants learning to be fun.

With students back in the classroom, DPSCD is focused on your student’s success, outstanding achievement, as well as their emotional and mental well-being! When everyone does their part, students rise. Rise Up with DPSCD!

Learn more about the many offerings at the Detroit Public Schools Community District at detroitk12.org.

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