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Brenda Scott Academy

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Quick facts

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Grades Served Kindergarten -8th
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Enrollment 700 Students
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Type Of School DPSCD
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Start/End Time 8:30 am - 3:40 pm
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Before/After Care No/Yes
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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 30:1

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Points of pride

Brenda Scott Academy is a Detroit School of Arts Pathway School, with an emphasis on the Arts. Our highly qualified teachers use a data-driven curriculum aligned with the Common Core. We work hard to ensure every child gets the individual support they need to grow and be successful. Along with our robust academics, we offer a wide range of extracurricular activities and support services.


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Mr. Willie Brewster

Principal Brewster is finishing his first year as principal of Brenda Scott Academy for Theatre Arts. Principal Brewster previously served as a math, science and world history teacher. During this time, 100% of his math students were proficient on the state assessment. Principal Brewster holds a bachelor of arts degree from Mississippi State University and a master of arts degree from Columbia University.

Location & Contact

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18440 Hoover
Detroit, MI
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Phone Number +13138666700
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Bell Times

08:30 am - 03:40 pm


Yes, Transportation is Provided

Provided for students who attend their neighborhood boundary school and live greater than 3/4 mile from the school. For more details please see 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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Enrollment Details
Enrollment 700
Accepting New Students?

Yes - Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Application Required Yes
Application Priorities N/A
Enrollment Instructions

To enroll, parents/guardians must submit completed enrollment forms and required documentation. Participation in the DSA Pathways program requires an application. Please visit for more information or call 313-873-6345.

Academics & Activities


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

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Multimedia Production, Dance, Band, Theatre, Academic Games and Chess

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Leadership and Mentoring
Student Government
Academic Games/Competition
Spoken word/Poetry

Academic Offerings

Academic Offerings
Math interventionist
Reading interventionist
Homework help
Honors society
Computer lab
1:1 Technology
Field Trips


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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.