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Renaissance High School

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Quick facts

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Grades Served 9th -12th
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Enrollment 1179 Students
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Type Of School DPSCD
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Start/End Time 8:00 am - 3:20 pm
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Before/After Care No/No
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Uniform Yes
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Accepting New Students No arrow_downward See below
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Student/Teacher Ratio 35:1

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Points of pride

Renaissance High School is a DPSCD premier Examination High School offering a strong college preparatory curriculum.


school leader
Mrs. Verynda Stroughter

Principal Verynda Stroughter has been an educator since 1997. She holds a bachelor and master degree from the University of Michigan in actuarial science and secondary mathematics education, respectively. She also has a specialist degree from Eastern Michigan University in educational administration. She has been the principal at Renaissance since 2018.

Location & Contact

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6565 W. Outer Dr
Detroit, MI
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Phone Number +13134164600
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Bell Times

08:00 am - 03:20 pm


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 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 Details
Enrollment 1179
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Application Required Yes
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Enrollment Instructions

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 for more information or call 313-873-6347.

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.

Support Programs

Top Activities

IB/AP, Full compliment of MHSAA Athletics, Award-winning Performing Arts Department, Ranked # 46 in State from US News and World Report, 98% Graduation rate

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Leadership and Mentoring
Student Government
Debate and Speech
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Academic Offerings

Academic Offerings
IB Classes
Honors classes
Dual Enrollment
Foreign Languages
Field Trips
AP Classes


Is there a parent advisory council?


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.