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Important School Contacts in Detroit

Here's how to get connected with key Detroit school resources to help further your child's education. Some are academic and others are community-based.

Important School Contacts in Detroit

Academic Contacts

Detroit Public Schools Community District

Serves more than 50,000 students. DPSCD offers more than 100 schools and programs, from neighborhood boundary schools to specialty application programs. Visit to learn which program is right for you.

General questions/enrollment

(313) 240-4DPS (4377)

Special needs placement

(313) 748-6499

Student transportation

(313) 945-8600

Charter School Authorizers

These institutions oversee charter contracts for 88 charter schools in Detroit. You can also contact individual schools or management companies with specific questions.

Bay Mills Community College

(906) 248-3354

Central Michigan University

(989) 774-2100

Detroit Public Schools Community District – Charter School Office

(313) 873-7927

Eastern Michigan University

(734) 487-2086

Ferris State University

(231) 591-5802

Grand Valley State University

(616) 331-2240

Lake Superior State University

(906) 635-2121

Northern Michigan University

(906) 227-6600

Oakland University

(248) 370-4596

Saginaw Valley State University

(989) 964-4623

Wayne RESA

This regional educational service agency provides supports and services to all 33 Wayne County school districts and serves as a parent representative in many ways.

(734) 334-1300

Community Contacts

Autism Alliance of Michigan

A nonprofit offering programming, education and direct advocacy work with its MINavigator professional case management service.

(877) 463-2266

Brilliant Detroit

A nonprofit providing proven programming and support year-round in high-need neighborhoods for families with children ages birth to 8.

(313) 483-8992

Detroit Parent Network

Offers parent groups, parenting workshops through its DPN Academy, special groups for dads and grandparents – and much more.

(313) 309-8100

Detroit Voice for School Choice

Supports families in accessing educational opportunities, organizing and addressing systemic barriers to choice schools.

(313) 731-2070

Michigan Alliance for Families

Provides information, support and education for families who have children who receive special education services.

(800) 552-4821

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