• We are proud to announce that the DPSCD Office of Charter Schools was accredited by AdvancED in June 2019.

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Charter Schools

  • Detroit Public Schools Community District is an Accredited Authorizer that authorizes 6 public school academies on 6 campuses that serve students in a variety of settings and models from kindergarten through high school.

    Charter schools are public schools that are required to hire certified teachers, accept all students regardless of ability, administer the M-STEP and otherwise abide by the same laws required of traditional schools in Michigan.

    A charter school authorizer since 1994, Detroit Public Schools Community District issues contracts with charter schools and monitors them to ensure they are financially sound, meet their academic goals and follow state and federal requirements.

    Our mission is to support, develop and hold accountable high-performing charter schools that prepare Detroit children for college and careers.

    Charter Schools

Contact Information

  • Office of Charter Schools

    Fisher Building, 9th Floor
    3011 W. Grand Blvd
    Detroit MI 48202
    Phone: (313) 873-7927
    Fax: (313) 873-6184

    Dr. Jendayi Gardner
    Executive Director of Charter Schools
    jendayi.gardner@detroitk12.org

    Jacqueline Sims
    Charter Schools Compliance Specialist
    jacqueline.sims@detroitk12.org