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Dixon Educational Learning Academy

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Quick facts

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Grades Served Kindergarten -8th
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Enrollment 510 Students
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Type Of School DPSCD
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Start/End Time 7:30 am - 2:40 pm
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Before/After Care No/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 30:1
Enrollment

Application Required

No
How to Apply

Points of pride

Dixon Educational Learning Academy - "The Jewel of Joy Rd." Dixon is looking towards the future with challenging STEM and Robotics programs. Dixon has an accomplished Academic Games program that competes with other schools around the city. The Dixon Spelling Bee produced the Second Place winner for the City of Detroit. Dixon has partnerships with the University of Michigan and Wayne State University exposing our students to the best resources in our state.

Leadership

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Mr. Corey Pitts
Principal

Principal Pitts became interested in the field of education in high school. Principal Pitts attended Tuskegee University with a major in elementary and middle school education. He has been a public school teacher and administrator for the past 23 years. Mr. Pitts went into the field of education because he believes that education allows students to make choices for themselves. Principal Pitts wants to give students the right to make choices that will benefit themselves and their families for the rest of their lives.

Location & Contact

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Address
8401 Trinity
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Detroit, MI
48228
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Phone Number +13139451330
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Bell Times

07:30 am - 02:40 pm

Transportation

Yes, Transportation is Provided

Provided for students who attend their neighborhood boundary school and live greater than 3/4 mile from the school. For more details please see detroitk12.org/transportation or call the school. Transportation provided for exceptional education students according to their IEP. For more details, please contact the Office of Exceptional Students Parents at Frederick Douglass Academy South Wing at 2001 W. Warren Suite 166, Detroit, MI 48208-2216 or call (313) 748-6499.

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Enrollment

Enrollment Details
Enrollment 510
Accepting New Students?

Yes - Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Application Required No
Application Priorities N/A
Enrollment Instructions

To enroll, parents/guardians must submit completed enrollment forms and required documentation. Visit detroitk12.org/enroll or call 313-240-4377 for more information.

Academics & Activities

Curriculum

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

Academic Games, Mentoring Program, Partnerships with University of Michigan and Wayne State University, Sports Program, STEM and Robotics Program

Top Activities
Sports
Music
Leadership and Mentoring
STEM/Robotics
Academic Games/Competition
Chess

Academic Offerings

Academic Offerings
Reading interventionist
Homework help
Tutoring
Arts
Computer lab
1:1 Technology
Field Trips

Culture

Is there a parent advisory council?

Yes

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.