Great Options for the 2021-22 School Year at DPSCD

There's a right fit for every child in Michigan's largest public school district. Learn more about DPSCD options for your child and family.

Schools in the Detroit Public Schools Community District are prepared for your students’ rise. Whether you are enrolling in an outstanding neighborhood school or applying to a specialty examination or application school, DPSCD has a “right fit” option to nurture every child’s needs, interests and talents. Learn more about the many DPSCD options for the 2021-22 school year. Safety measures include social distancing, daily screenings and temperature checks, PPE and COVID-19 testing.

Find the right fit

DPSCD has many options for families and students to choose from for the 2021-22 school year. For selective-admission schools, applications are accepted during various windows throughout the school year.

Application schools for K–12: selective-admission requirements vary by school, and you’ll find details at

Examination high schools: six selective-admission high school programs offer rigorous college preparation, career preparation, competitive athletics programs and inspiring arts programs. Learn more at

Neighborhood schools for K–12: updated curriculum, wrap-around services, and robust programming in every school. Submission of completed student enrollment packet is required. To enroll, visit

DSA Pathways: a unique opportunity to combine rigorous academics and arts instruction and connect with acclaimed professional artists via residencies and workshops. For students in grades 6–12 at Detroit School of Arts (DSA) and its four Middle School Arts Conservatories — Brenda Scott, Duke Ellington, J.R. King and Spain. Apply at

Quality pre-K options: free, high-quality early learning experiences for young children. Students must be 4 years old by December 1. Get more information at

Career and Technical Education: DPSCD offers career experiences for students in grades 9–12. From aeronautical flight training, automotive services, cosmetology, culinary, computer networking and construction trades, students earn industry certifications, state licensing and college credits. For more information visit

Summer learning experiences: Families and students have great options in a safe, day camp environment for in-person and online learning enrichment and recreational activities. Learn more at

How to enroll your child

New students must submit an enrollment packet and required documents, including parent or guardian photo ID, birth certificate or birth record, immunization record or waiver, transcripts or report cards and two proofs of address. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by September 1. The District offers enrollment assistance and information at, text RISETODAY to 22999 or call 313-240-4377.

Family and Community Engagement (FACE)

DPSCD is committed to strengthening relationships with the community and partners with PTAs, alumni associations, faith-based partners and community organizations. FACE also offers The Parent Academy — free courses that provide parents tools and skills to build capacity and confidence to support students academically, socially and emotionally. Learn more at

2021-2022 legislative priorities

DPSCD’s priorities include equitable and adequate school funding, school facility improvements and addressing the effects of the pandemic.

Educate. Engage. Empower. Take Action and text DPSCDVotes to 229999 or

Learn more about Detroit Public Schools Community District at


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