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Academy of the Americas

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Quick facts

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Grades Served 4th -12th
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Enrollment 662 Students
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Type Of School DPSCD
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Start/End Time 8:15 am - 3:25 pm
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Before/After Care No/No
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Uniform Yes
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Accepting New Students Yes arrow_downward See below
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Student/Teacher Ratio 35:1
Enrollment

Application Required

Yes
How to Apply

Points of pride

Our highly sought-after program located in Southwest Detroit offers a unique 90/10 Dual Language Immersion model and a Bilingual Academic Program in Spanish and English within a traditional rigorous curriculum.

Leadership

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Nicholas Brown
Principal

Principal Brown has been a teacher and administrator in Detroit Public Schools for over twenty years. Growing up as a dual language learner, language immersion education and ensuring that students develop skills and knowledge in their home and second languages is a personal and career passion for Principal Brown.

Location & Contact

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Address
5680 Konkel St
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Detroit, MI
48210
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Phone Number +13135967640
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Bell Times

08:15 am - 03:25 pm

Transportation

No, Transportation is not Provided

Transportation services vary for Application Schools, please contact school directly for available services.

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Enrollment

Enrollment Details
Enrollment 662
Accepting New Students?

Yes - 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Application Required Yes
Application Priorities N/A
Enrollment Instructions

Please visit detroitk12.org/applicationschools for more information or call 313-873-6345

Academics & Activities

Specialized Program

Language Immersion

Curriculum

In Kindergarten through 8th grade, District students' learning experiences push them to think critically and have meaningful experiences with content or order to build knowledge for success within and across grade levels. Schools use the EL Education curriculum for English Language Arts/Literacy, Eureka Math for Mathematics, hands-on project-based learning and labs for Science, and various primary source texts and resources in Social Studies that best match the content and subjects taught in each grade.

Support Programs

Top Activities

Dual Language Immersion, Bilingual Education, Career Academy, College Dual Enrollment Classes, Fine Arts Programs, Athletics

Top Activities
Sports
Band/Orchestra
Arts
Leadership and Mentoring
Student Government
Chess

Academic Offerings

Academic Offerings
Math interventionist
Reading interventionist
Honors classes
Dual Enrollment
Arts
Foreign Languages
Computer lab
1:1 Technology
Field Trips
Career/Industry Certifications
GED and/or Diploma Program

Culture

Is there a parent advisory council?

Yes

School Safety Culture

Detroit Public Schools Community District is the only school District in the state with a fully functioning police department. In addition, to external patrols and security measures, the District has taken a whole child approach to student safety with a student code of conduct inclusive of restorative practices, a dean of culture, attendance agent and a school culture facilitator in each school and a districtwide approach to character development through our Expect Respect initiative. The Police Department's focus is based on a four-tiered strategy of crime prevention, intervention, student reintegration into the learning environment, and as a last option enforcement. The whole child commitment is supported by the methodologies of trauma informed practices.