Why you should choose Detroit Community Schools
Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child in Detroit Community Schools.  Since 1997, DCS has helped young men and women to discover their inner strengths and to develop their abilities in all areas. We encourage the development of well-rounded individuals and help students learn to appreciate the importance of academics, arts, and athletics.

Detroit Community Schools will accept applications for Fall enrollment during the open enrollment period from January until April. If on April 30, applications exceed the positions available, a random lottery drawing will be held. Any application received following the lottery drawing will be processed on the date received and the student will be added to the waiting list in the order the application was received.

The lottery drawing for all grades will be held in the cafeteria of Detroit Community High School in May.  Names will be drawn until all available classroom positions have been filled.  Any remaining names will be drawn to establish waiting list priority to be used to fill openings during the school year for which the student applied.  

The lottery is drawn starting with kindergarten applications.  Preference is given to siblings of enrolled students.  If there is not space available for the siblings, they will be placed at the top of the waiting list for their grade level.  It is possible at times for these siblings to move up on the waiting list ahead of other students, as it is always our desire to keep families together.

Students who are placed on the waiting list and are not enrolled during the school year will need to re-apply for the following school year.  The waiting list is good for one school year only.

If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 313 537-3570.