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Cass Technical High School

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Quick facts

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Grades Served 9th -12th
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Enrollment 2357 Students
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Type Of School DPSCD
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Start/End Time 8:00 am - 3:20 pm
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Before/After Care No/No
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Uniform Yes
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Accepting New Students No arrow_downward See below
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Student/Teacher Ratio 35:1

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Points of pride

We are the only International Baccalaureate World School in the City of Detroit. We have a 97 percent graduation rate, with students earning over $120 million annually in academic scholarships. We offer more than 20 Advanced Placement (AP) classes and College Dual Enrollment.


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Mrs. Lisa A. Phillips

Mrs. Lisa A. Phillips is principal of Cass Technical High School, and has served as the instructional leader at the high school for ten years. She studied educational reform at Oxford University and Harvard University. Ms. Phillips was honored as "Principal of the Year" for the State of Michigan in Washington, D.C. Principal Phillips was also honored as "Principal of the Year" by The National Alliance of Black Educators-NABSE and voted by the citizens of Detroit as City's "Best Principal."

Location & Contact

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2501 Second Avenue
Detroit, MI
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Phone Number +13132632000
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Bell Times

08:00 am - 03:20 pm


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 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 2357
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Application Required Yes
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Enrollment Instructions

To enroll in one of the District's examination high schools, students must first be accepted through an application process, including an examination. Once accepted, parents/guardians must submit completed enrollment forms and required documentation to enroll. Please visit for more information or call 313-873-6345.

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.

Support Programs

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IB Curriculum, AP Courses, Dual Enrollment, 121 Million in Scholarships, Gucci Partnership

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Debate and Speech
Academic Games/Competitions
Spoken word/Poetry

Academic Offerings

Academic Offerings
Homework help
IB Classes
Honors classes
Honors society
Dual Enrollment
Foreign Languages
Computer lab
Field Trips
Career/Industry Certifications
AP Classes


Is there a parent advisory council?


DPSCD schools offer a variety of initiatives to support parents and increase parent involvement. This includes Parent-Teach Home Visits and Parent Teacher Associations that ensure that teachers and parents are working together to advocate for our schools and children. DPSCD’s Parent Academy also provides FREE classes for District and non-District parents that equip them with tools and skills to build capacity and confidence to support students academically, socially, and emotionally.

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.