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Detroit Leadership Academy High School

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Quick facts

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Grades Served 9th -12th
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Enrollment 313 Students
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Type Of School Charter
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Start/End Time 8:00 am - 3:00 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 25:1

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Points of pride

We focus on educating in a safe, rigorous teaching and learning environment. We push students to achieve academically as a means to creating future life choice and access. Students take academic risks, collaborate with others, and learn problem-solving skills that will allow them to be productive, successful adults.


M. Few Principal
Ms. Michille Roper-Few

Michille Roper-Few has been in education for over 27 years in Public and Charter Schools. Michille’s passion for working with students started in high school where she would volunteer daily assisting students who were in need. As an educator, Michille has fought and advocated to make sure all students have the same opportunity to receive a quality education. During her tenure at DLA and EQ, Michille has had a wealth of experience working with students from different backgrounds. Starting as a Resource Room Teacher, she has progressed to a Leadership Role that includes overseeing the Special Education Department, Student Support Services, and the Managing Director of Schools.

Management Company

A Member of the Central Michigan University Community

Location & Contact

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5845 Auburn Street
Detroit, MI
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Phone Number +13137692015
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Bell Times

08:00 am - 03:00 pm


Yes, Transportation is Provided

All Students are eligible for transportation upon filling out the required paper work. Returning families get preference as there is a cap, since only 4 busses are provided. Transportation vendor is Student Transportation Services. Please contact school at main office phone number with questions.

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Enrollment Details
Enrollment 313
Accepting New Students?


Application Required Yes
Application Priorities Siblings of Current Students
Enrollment Instructions

Please contact main office phone number to enroll or re-enroll. Or, see application link on school’s website.

Academics & Activities


DLA is committed to providing an educational program focused on preparing students to be accepted to and graduate from college. To that end, DLA provides trauma informed education, timely and targeted intervention, and has a culture of achievement centered on high expectations and high support.

Support Programs

Top Activities

Monthly Recognition Assemblies and Rewards for those students with excellent attendance, behavior, and grades.

Top Activities
Leadership and Mentoring
Student Government
Student Clubs

Academic Offerings

Year-round Credit Recovery options are available for all students.

Academic Offerings
Math interventionist
Reading interventionist
Homework help
Honors classes
Honors society
Foreign Languages
Computer lab
1:1 Technology
Field Trips
Virtual/online classes


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School Safety Culture

Behavior, like academics, are learned over time. The behaviors that students engage in can tell you if students feel safe, if they feel like they belong, and if they take ownership of their own education. The Student Support Team (Director of School Culture, Social Workers, School Culture Monitors), aim to support students and teachers create a safe, positive school culture through a robust PBIS plan that puts restorative practices at the center.