DPS launches 4-week Open Enrollment Period!

The Open Enrollment Period, which will include a bigger-than-ever Open Doors Days at most schools on Saturday, April 27, will allow parents to choose a school outside their designated school boundary

Beginning Wednesday, April 10, parents have an opportunity to choose to enroll their children in a Detroit Public School – regardless of where they live — under an Open Enrollment period that runs through May 10, 2013.

The Open Enrollment period will be parents’ only window of opportunity to change their children’s boundary-driven school assignments.

Letters containing enrollment information and a “School Selection Scan Sheet”  are being sent to all district parents. Parents are expected to fill out one school selection sheet for each child and submit it to each child’s current school where it will be sent for processing. District transportation will only be offered to children who select their neighborhood school.

DPS offerings include neighborhood schools showcased by Excellent Schools Detroit as among the very best in the city, new and remodeled school buildings, and college preparatory programs with curriculum focusing on science, medicine and performing arts.

DPS offers multilingual education, P-S-L scholar-athlete programs and parent resource centers. Districtwide, DPS will create an individualized learning plan for each student and academic blueprints for every parent, and will provide Netbooks for home usage to all students in grades 8-12.

The full range of school options will be on display Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during DPS Open Doors Day. On this family-focused day, nearly every DPS school will offer tours, curriculum demonstrations, opportunities to speak one-on-one with staff, free refreshments, including lunch, as well as giveaways, while supplies last.

Wrapping up the school assignments for current students early will ensure a smooth start to the 2013-2014 school year, including the placement of a qualified teacher in front of every child on the first day of class. For enrollment information, call 313-240-4DPS or go to detroitk12.org/enroll

NOTE: Examination high schools and application schools have separate, additional enrollment processes and requirements.

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