Detroit Public Schools Community District opens new Regional Enrollment Centers

DPS schoolsOn Aug. 15, the new Detroit Public Schools Community District opened three new regional enrollment centers for new families and families who are returning from other non DPSCD schools or for DPSCD students who graduated 8th grade. 
The three new regional enrollment centers are open to help parents enroll their students and understand what items will be needed to complete the process.  
 To enroll a new student or to re-enroll a current student, parents and guardians must be able to provide the following: 

  1. Child’s Birth Certificate 
  1. Proof of Address (W-2, pay stub, public assistance documents, any official government mail, utility bills, driver’s license, etc.) 
  1. Immunization Record 
  1. Transcripts or Report Cards 

Enrollment is taking place at:
Communication and Media Arts High School, 14771 Mansfield (West side: Grand River/Greenfield area) 
Marcus Garvey Academy, 2301 Van Dyke (East side: Kercheval/Van Dyke area) 
Western International High School, 1500 Scotten (Southwest, Vernor/Clark Park) 
Centers are open 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. 
The enrollment centers are in addition to the school district’s enrollment hotline, which continues to be available at 313-240-4377. Parents who would like to enroll their students and beat the rush can now visit one of the three centers to enroll students and learn about DPSCD’s exciting school options. Some of the new options include: 
Cooke STEM Academy of North Rosedale, A.L. Holmes Academy of Blended Learning, small learning academies including three new themed academies at Detroit Collegiate Preparatory Academy at Northwestern, Accelerated Program at Mark Twain School for Scholars, and the Over-Age English Language Learners program at Priest Elementary-Middle School. 
Detroit’s first public Montessori programs, to create new educational options for parents who want an alternative learning environment that facilitates opportunities for students to explore, build, negotiate, and create, and to bring Montessori’s rich tradition at raising student success to Detroit families, without tuition fees. 

  • All 97 school offices will reopen on Monday, August 22.  


  • An all-schools Open House Day is set for Saturday, August 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 


  • First Day of School for the 2016-17 school year is Tuesday, September 6, 2016. 

The Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) is the new public school district for the Detroit community. It was created through the Michigan Legislature’s passage of the education reform bills in June 2016. DPSCD has replaced the former Detroit Public Schools. It will maintain all 97 schools, as well as with its necessary support services, including transportation, school nutrition, special education, early childhood learning and much more. In addition, DPSCD will emerge with new and innovative academic programs and support, along with facility improvements and enhanced security. Most significantly, DPSCD emerges with virtually no past debt obligations. Visit for more information.


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