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Detroit Prep

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Quick facts

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Grades Served Kindergarten -5th
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Enrollment 213 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 Yes arrow_downward See below
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Student/Teacher Ratio 14:1
Enrollment

Application Required

Yes
How to Apply

Points of pride

At Detroit Prep, we are committed to the holistic education of our students, including high academic achievement, character development, and high quality work through experiential learning. Our instructional team is brilliant and committed to helping all students grow and achieve. We were selected as members of the inaugural cohort of Detroit Children’s Fund Team Fellows for 2018-19 as a result of our great potential to lead lasting, transformative change in our school. In the 2019-20 school year, we were one of the highest performing elementary schools in the city of Detroit.

Leadership

Jen McMillan
Jen McMillan
Head of School

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

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Address
8411 Sylvester St.
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Detroit, MI
48214
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Phone Number +13133431495
Email Address hi@detroitprep.org
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Bell Times

08:15 am - 03:45 pm

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

Transportation

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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Enrollment

Enrollment Details
Enrollment 213
Accepting New Students?

Yes - Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Application Required Yes
Application Priorities Siblings of Current Students, Children of staff, Children of board members
Enrollment Instructions

A short initial application form on our website to hold your student's seat!

Academics & Activities

Curriculum

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.

Support Programs

Top Activities

We offer a range of activities throughout the year, including DJ Club, Guitar, Yoga, Spanish, Soccer, Music, Piano, Theater, and more!

Top Activities
Sports
Sports
Theater
Dance
Music
Chorus/Vocal
Arts
Student Clubs
STEM/Robotics

Academic Offerings

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.

Academic Offerings
Math interventionist
Reading interventionist
Arts
Field Trips

Culture

Is there a parent advisory council?

Yes

Partnerships

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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.