While the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) is the state’s largest public education system (serving nearly 50,000 students), District schools offer nurturing and caring environments where students are loved, challenged and prepared academically, social-emotionally and provided cutting edge programming options in order to be career and college ready. Read some recent success stories from the 2021-22 school year at DPSCD schools. Your child’s success story belongs here, too!
Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS)
FLICS is one of the only public immersion programs in the state, offering immersion programs in French, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese. In addition to preparing your child to be equipped and ready to compete in an increasing global workforce, FLICS is also the home of a recently crowned state championship robotics team. Read more about the FLICS 14010 Techno Phoenix breakthrough success at the state championship in December. More information on what FLICS can provide your child can be found on the FLICS home page. Enroll Now.
Davis Aerospace Technical High School at Golightly
Founded in 1943 to teach adults how to repair airplanes, students at Davis Aerospace Technical High School at Golightly remain at the forefront of learning related to the field of aviation.
This spring Davis students will have the opportunity to participate in a Career Technical Education (CTE) Flight Training program, where they will learn concepts and regulations related to unmanned and crewed flight. The Flight Training program qualifies students to train in state-of-the-art simulators and will also provide eligible students flight training in a real aircraft! In addition, Davis provides a fully immersed, world-class aviation experience preparing students for careers in Private Piloting, Airframe and Power Plant, Maintenance Programming, Avionics, Ground Control and Remote Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Piloting (drones).
Read more about Davis’ history in aviation instruction and the programming options available for your aspiring aviator! Thinking of enrolling? Applications for enrollment will open March 2022. The District encourages students and families to complete the Interest Survey and get ready to Rise Up with DPSCD, literally, at Davis Aerospace Technical High School at Golightly.
Detroit School of Arts (DSA), DSA Pathways Initiative
DPSCD is home to some of the world’s most impressive stars. The DSA Pathways Initiative provides strong academic and arts education programming starting in elementary/middle schools and culminating at the Detroit School of Arts (DSA). Program schools are Brenda Scott, Duke Ellington, JR King and Spain.
DSA students regularly display their emerging talents in the community. For example, the creative abilities of Brooke Snow, a senior at DSA, resulted in a powerful message of inclusion and equity in a recent project with Ford Motor Co. Read a media account of Brooke’s impactful work. The school also recently participated in a Dance Theater of Harlem intensive and DPSCD brings the experience to students every day.
Bennett Elementary School
Education Trust-Midwest, a nonpartisan, data driven education policy, research and advocacy organization, selected Bennett as one of its four Building the Hope Schools from across the state of Michigan.
Bennett’s recognition was driven by its English Language Learner students who demonstrated exceptional academic growth by exceeding the statewide above-average growth rates in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics for three consecutive years. Read more about this DPSCD school success story. Make Bennett your child’s school home. Visit Bennett’s homepage for more information.
When everyone does their part, Students Rise
Whether through an expanded athletics program, robust fine and performing arts, competitive and championship chess and robotics, and a sundry of other clubs and offerings in all grade levels and for all students, DPSCD provides activities and academic options to meet your students’ interests and needs.
Dedicated and certified teachers in District classrooms along with support staff — including custodians, lunch aides, families and community members who volunteer every day — make sure students are receiving the education they deserve.
DPSCD is here for you and ready to plan your child’s education journey, starting this fall (the 2022-23 school year).