Points of pride
Dr. Deborah Jenkins, a native Detroiter, is passionate about Detroit students receiving a quality education. Currently principal of Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School, she has served as an educator for more than thirty years. Principal Jenkins leveraged her leadership experience and knowledge of organizational structures to transform four schools. Prior to being a principal, her unique mathematics teaching style and creativity helped shape the lives of many students. As an adjunct professor, she nurtured and supported many adult students, many who are now educators, to reach numerous victories and accomplishments.
Location & Contact
Yes, Transportation is Provided
Students may show their DPSCD issued student ID to ride DDOT free of charge Monday - Friday between the hours of 6:00am - 10:00pm. 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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|Accepting New Students?||
To enroll in one of the District's examination high schools, students must first be accepted through an application process, including an examination. Once accepted, parents/guardians must submit completed enrollment forms and required documentation to enroll. Please visit detroitk12.org/examschools for more information or call 313-873-6346.
Academics & Activities
High School students' coursework is based on a rigorous core curriculum of required courses in the main content areas of English Language Arts (4 credits), Mathematics (4 credits), Science (3 credits), and Social Studies (3 credits) as well as Physical Education and Health (1 credit), World Languages (2 credits), Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts (1 credit), and an out-of-class learning experience. In addition, students have access to a broad range of electives from Business Law to Digital Music and Editing, advanced coursework like AP Calculus AB and Chemistry, as well as career and technical education programs and opportunities to take college-level courses for college credit. Annually, the District publishes a course catalog of Board approved courses.
Football, Band, Dance, Vocal, Basketball, Swimming, MSAT and CISC Pathways
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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.