Points of pride
Dr. Adrima Caesar has been with DPSCD since 2004 and became principal at Keidan Special Education Center in 2011. With a bachelor degree from Michigan State University, a master degree from University of Detroit-Mercy, and a doctorate degree from Capella University, Dr. Caesar is highly involved with work that looks to create opportunity and success. Dr. Caesar aims to create programs, such as community gardening, to leverage opportunities for all.
Location & Contact
Yes, Transportation is Provided
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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|Accepting New Students?||
Yes - Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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
Specialized ProgramExceptional Student Education
OT/PT/Speech/Nurse/Orientation and Mobility Specialist/VI Consultant/HI Consultant, Special Olympics, Community based instruction/Field Trips, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Art/Adaptive P.E./Daily Living Skills
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.