Points of pride
Mr. Lively began his principalship at Benjamin Carson High School during the 2019-2020 school year and has served as an administrator for six years. He holds a bachelor degree in secondary education from Wayne State University, a master in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University and is working towards completing his educational leadership doctorate degree from Wayne State University. Mr. Lively holds a vast amount of experience in community engagement, working with parents, community partners, and stakeholders in decision making, fundraising and development of school programming.
Location & Contact
Yes, Transportation is Provided
Students may show their DPSCD issued student ID to ride DDOT free of charge Monday - Friday between the hours of 6:00am - 10:00pm. For more details please see detroitk12.org/transportation or call the school. Transportation provided for exceptional education students according to their IEP. For more details, please contact the Office of Exceptional Students Parents at Frederick Douglass Academy South Wing at 2001 W. Warren Suite 166, Detroit, MI 48208-2216 or call (313) 748-6499.
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|Accepting New Students?||
Yes - 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
To enroll, parents/guardians must submit completed enrollment forms and required documentation. Please visit detroitk12.org/applicationschools for more information or call 313-873-6349.
Academics & Activities
High School students' coursework is based on a rigorous core curriculum of required courses in the main content areas of English Language Arts (4 credits), Mathematics (4 credits), Science (3 credits), and Social Studies (3 credits) as well as Physical Education and Health (1 credit), World Languages (2 credits), Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts (1 credit), and an out-of-class learning experience. In addition, students have access to a broad range of electives from Business Law to Digital Music and Editing, advanced coursework like AP Calculus AB and Chemistry, as well as career and technical education programs and opportunities to take college-level courses for college credit. Annually, the District publishes a course catalog of Board approved courses.
WorkBased Learning, Externship, Dual Enrollment, Science Fair, Job Corp.
Is there a parent advisory council?No
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.