Points of pride
Jen McMillan is honored to be the Head of School, alongside the best team ever! As second grade teacher at Detroit Achievement Academy, our flagship school, Jen led her students to 2.22 years in reading and the 99th percentile for growth nationally in both reading and math. Jen was named Michigan Charter School Teacher of the Year in 2015. Born and raised in metro-Detroit, Jen spent seven years in the San Francisco Bay Area teaching high school and middle school, and working in teacher support and development with Teach For America and The New Teacher Project. She earned her BA in Psychology from Harvard University in Massachusetts and her Masters in Education from Alliant International University in San Francisco.
A Member of the Grand Valley State University Community
Location & Contact
Yes, Transportation is Provided
Detroit Prep offers bus transportation, routed each year to serve the maximum number of students based on need.
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|Accepting New Students?||
Yes - Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
|Application Priorities||Siblings of Current Students, Children of Staff, Children of Board Members|
A short initial application form on our website to hold your student's seat!
Academics & Activities
Our learning model goals are based on three dimensions of student achievement -- mastery of knowledge and skills, habits of character, and high quality work. We are proud to be an EL Education school and aim to provide a holistic education that empowers all students to fulfill their extraordinary potential as learners, leaders, and world-changers.
We offer a range of activities throughout the year, including DJ Club, Guitar, Yoga, Spanish, Soccer, Music, Piano, Theater, and more!
Field study is an integral part of the educational program. Field studies are carefully structured to address the learning goals of the expedition and afford students rich opportunities to “learn on location.” Students interview experts, examine artifacts, conduct research, make observations, and gather data through note-taking, sketching, and photography. Field study deepens and extends students’ understanding of the content and nurtures their skills as life-long learners.
Is there a parent advisory council?Yes
Members of Family Board will uphold and lead by example in community norms. The DP Family Board will plan and facilitate Community Meetings, as well as holding meetings to coordinate the efforts of families toward our goals and vision for students. This group will meet at least once per quarter and is led by our Family Board to plan activities, outreach, and fundraisers.
School Safety Culture
1. Use of strong culture-building practices, restorative practices, and behavior tiers to help address off-culture behavior. 2. Thorough school safety plans designed, practiced, and implemented by staff and students to ensure a safe and welcoming learning environment. 3. 24-hour video surveillance.