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Detroit Achievement Academy

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Quick facts

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Grades Served Kindergarten -8th
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Enrollment 215 Students
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Type Of School Charter
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Start/End Time 8:15 am - 3:45 pm
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Before/After Care Yes/Yes
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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 22:1 (K-1), 25:1 (2-8)

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Points of pride

We support the education and development of students who are determined to shape their own path of high achievement through experiential learning, with the goal of creating civically engaged, joyful citizens who are ready to change the world.


Mr. Mario Lemons
Mr. Mario Lemons
Head of School

Mario Lemons is a native of Detroit, and was educated in the Detroit Public Schools system. He graduated from MSU, and holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. Mario is passionate about empowering young people to be their best selves.

Management Company

A Member of the Grand Valley State University Community

Location & Contact

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7000 W. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI
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Phone Number +13134689518
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Bell Times

08:15 am - 03:45 pm

08:15 am - 01:45 pm (Friday)


Yes, Transportation is Provided

We have one bus route determined/reviewed annually based on need. Contact the school directly for more details.

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Enrollment Details
Enrollment 215
Accepting New Students?


Application Required Yes
Application Priorities Siblings of Current Students, Children of Staff, Children of Board Members
Enrollment Instructions

Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school years is currently first come, first served. To apply, fill out the application on our website. You will be notified of your application status within 5 business days of submitting your application.

Academics & Activities


Our classroom instruction focuses on developing and nurturing the the whole child. We do this through a commitment to mastery of knowledge and skills, character development, and high-quality student work. We are a proud EL Education network school.

Support Programs

Top Activities

Students participate in one rotating hour-long special activity per day (art, P.E., music, etc). We also have a robust aftercare enrichment program with a wide-variety of activities provided daily. Examples include: Dance, DJ, Chess, Basketball, Yoga

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Student Clubs

Academic Offerings

Our project-based learning allows students to participate in innovative learning expeditions through the lens of a broader topic. Students engage in fieldwork, community service, and work with experts, while developing positive character traits.

Academic Offerings
Math interventionist
Reading interventionist
Computer lab
Field Trips


Is there a parent advisory council?


The DAA Family Board facilitates Community Meetings, and holds board meetings to coordinate the efforts of families toward our goals and vision for students. This group meets at least once per quarter to plan activities, outreach, and fundraisers.


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School Safety Culture

We believe that student safety and a sense of belonging is of utmost importance. We use strong culture-building and restorative practices, and behavior tiers to help address off-culture behavior. We also have high-tech security surveillance in place.