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Detroit Lions Academy

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Quick facts

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Grades Served 6th -8th
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Enrollment 113 Students
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Type Of School DPSCD
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Start/End Time 8:15 am - 3:07 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

Detroit Lions Academy is an alternative middle school that services over-age students in a smaller environment. We have a strong community partnership with the Detroit Lions Organization that supports our students' development and learning. Our program offers a second opportunity to be successful in a supportive academic and social environment. We like to say that our school is where second chances lead to greater comebacks.


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Ms. Alean King

Principal Alean King has been committed for over 20 years to provide students in Detroit Public Schools Community District with a high quality education, as well as the resources and support needed to ensure their success. As a parent of a student in DPSCD, she recognizes the importance of a strong home-school partnership.

Location & Contact

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10101 E. Canfield
Detroit, MI
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Phone Number +13138529677
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Bell Times

08:15 am - 03:07 pm


Yes, Transportation is Provided

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Enrollment Details
Enrollment 113
Accepting New Students?


Application Required No
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Enrollment Instructions

To enroll, parents/guardians must submit completed enrollment forms and required documentation. Visit or call 313-240-4377 for more information.

Academics & Activities

Specialized Program

Alternative Education


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

Top Activities

Robotics, Student Leadership Team, Physical Education, Art Classes, Field Trips

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Leadership and Mentoring
Student Government

Academic Offerings

Academic Offerings
Reading interventionist
Field Trips


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.