Application Guidelines

  • Parents/Guardians are expected to complete the application. Students may be required to answer specific essay questions.
  • Some schools may require an interview.  
  • All deadlines are final, including application deadlines and, if applicable, enrollment deadlines.
  • Please review the application carefully before submitting it. You may save the application in progress and return to make as many changes as necessary prior to submitting it. 
  • Do not submit more than one application for the same student. You may email application.schools@detroitk12.org or use Submittable to send a message to the Admissions Teams to request the opportunity to edit or update your application. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about updating or editing a previously submitted application.

Before You Begin

Please carefully review the requirements and guidelines available at detroitk12.org/applicationschools.

Be sure to visit individual web pages for more details about the following:

Other Selective High School Applications

Detroit School of Arts

The application for Detroit School of Arts is now open. Please click here to complete an application. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Friday June 24

Exam High Schools

The application for DPSCD's Exam High Schools is now open. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Friday June 24. Please click here to complete an interest survey to share your contact information so we may keep you updated.

Application Requirements

Detroit School of Arts requires a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5, as well as an audition.
Applicants will be required to upload transcripts and/or report cards and an audition recording. You will need to provide the email address for two references: One artistic reference and one academic reference.  

General Guidelines

  • All deadlines are final, including application deadlines and, if applicable, enrollment deadlines.
  • Please review the application carefully before submitting. Applicants may save the application in progress and return to make as many changes as necessary prior to submitting it.

Questions?
If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Burrell-McGee at nicole.burrell@detroitk12.org or (313) 494-6061.

Guidelines

  • Parents/Guardians are expected to complete the application. 
  • All deadlines are final.
  • Please review the application carefully before submitting. You may save the application in progress and return to make as many changes as necessary prior to submitting it.
  • Do not submit more than one application for the same student. You may email application.schools@detroitk12.org or use Submittable to send a message to the Admissions Team to request the opportunity to edit or update your application.
  • Please see our Frequently Asked Questions or more information about updating or editing a previously submitted application.

Before You Begin

Please carefully review the requirements and guidelines available at detroitk12.org/applicationschools.
Be sure to visit individual web pages for more details about the following:
Application Assistance
Application School Calendar
Frequently Asked Questions

Application Requirements

  • The Middle School Arts Conservatories require applicants to audition as part of the admissions process. You may select your audition method (virtual, in-person) as part of the application. 
  • Applicants who have not attended a sDetroit Public Schools Community District school within the last two years will be required to upload a transcript or report cards. 
  • One reference is required. Applicants must provide the name and email address of the person who will serve as their reference. A letter of recommendation is not required as part of the application.  

General Guidelines

  • Parents/Guardians are expected to complete the application.
  • All deadlines are final, including application deadlines, audition deadlines and, if applicable, enrollment deadlines.
  • Please review the application carefully before submitting. Applicants may save the application in progress and return to make as many changes as necessary prior to submitting it.
  • Do not submit more than one application for the same student. If you do, additional application(s) will be withdrawn. You may email application.schools@detroitk12.org or use Submittable to send a message to the Admissions Team to request the opportunity to edit or update your application after it has been submitted.

Questions?
If you have any questions about the auditions or audition requirements, please contact Richard Sperling at richard.sperling@detroitk12.org or leave a voicemail message at (313) 873-4990.

Guidelines

  • Parents/Guardians are expected to complete the application. 
  • All deadlines are final.
  • Please review the application carefully before submitting. You may save the application in progress and return to make as many changes as necessary prior to submitting it.
  • Do not submit more than one application for the same student. You may email application.schools@detroitk12.org or use Submittable to send a message to the Admissions Team to request the opportunity to edit or update your application.
  • Please see our Frequently Asked Questions or more information about updating or editing a previously submitted application.

Before You Begin

Please carefully review the requirements and guidelines available at detroitk12.org/applicationschools and detroitk12.org/montessori.
Be sure to visit individual web pages for more details about the following:
Application Assistance
Application School Calendar
Frequently Asked Questions

Detroit Public Schools Community District is pleased to welcome you to the admissions process for an examination high school. This application is for current 8th grade students.

Successful applicants will enroll for Fall 2022 in one of the following schools:

  • Cass Technical High School
  • Communication and Media Arts High School
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School
  • Renaissance High School
  • Southeastern High School
  • The School at Marygrove 

Application Guidelines

  • Applicants are required to take the High School Placement Test for admission consideration. The application will not be complete without an exam score.
  • All deadlines are final, including application deadlines, petition deadlines and, if applicable, enrollment deadlines.
  • Please review your application carefully before submitting. You may save the application in progress and return to make as many changes as necessary prior to submitting it.

Detroit Public Schools Community District is pleased to welcome you to the admissions process for an examination high school.
This application is for current high school students. 

Students who want to transfer from one exam high school to another should utilize the Application to Transfer Between Examination High Schools 2021.

Successful applicants will enroll for Fall 2022 in one of the following schools:

  • Cass Technical High School
  • Communication and Media Arts High School 
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School
  • Renaissance High School
  • Southeastern High School
  • The School at Marygrove (Fall 2022 Only)

Application Guidelines

  • This application should be completed by a parent/guardian whenever possible.
  • Applicants are required to take the High School Placement Test for admission consideration. The application will not be complete without an exam score.
  • All deadlines are final, including application deadlines, petition deadlines and, if applicable, enrollment deadlines.
  • Please review your application carefully before submitting. You may save the application in progress and return to make as many changes as necessary prior to submitting it.
  • Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about updating or editing a previously submitted application.
  • Be sure to click the SUBMIT button when you are done.
  • Please make note of the email address and password for this account so you can log in to retrieve important information and send messages.



Greetings!

You have selected the application to transfer between exam high schools. 

This application is open only to students who have attended an exam high school for at least one full school year. 

If you are not eligible, please complete the Application for Current High School Students

 

Detroit Public Schools Community District