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Detroit Public Schools Community District welcomes you to application for admission to its exam and random selection schools for the 2024-25 school year. This application is for students entering grades 2-8 only. There is a separate application for students entering Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 1

This application is for Round 3. Some schools and grade levels have already been filled. For some grades that are full, we are still accepting applications for the waitlist. The schools and grade levels available in this application are:   

  • Bates Academy (2, 3,4,5,7,8)
  • Chrysler Elementary (2-5)
  • Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies (FLICS) (2, 3,4,5,7,8)
  • Edison Elementary (2-3)
  • Edmonson Elementary (2-8)
  • Palmer Park Preparatory Academy (2-8)
  • The School at Marygrove (Waitlist Only)

Seat Availability Update

You are now applying in Round 4. We received a large number of applications from Round 1, 2, and 3. Seat availability is limited at some schools and grade levels. This application initially opened in February. We are currently in Round 4, and most schools and grade levels have already been filled, are close to bein filled based on Round 3 applications and/or have waitlists in place. If your student qualifies for a school/grade that is already full, they will be placed on a waitlist and called if seats become available. 

If applicable, please register for the admissions exam at your earliest convenience. Instructions will be provided in the application. 


  • You may save the application in progress and return to make as many changes as necessary prior to submitting it. Please review the application carefully before submitting. 
  • All deadlines are final.
  • 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.

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:   

Book an appointment for help with your application

Application School Calendar 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Other School Options   

For information about all DPSCD application schools and how to apply to other schools not included on this application, please visit detroitk12.org/applicationschools


We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.