Academics
Options and opportunity await your child in Dearborn Public Schools

HIGH SCHOOL

Henry Ford Collegiate Academy

The Henry Ford Collegiate Academy allows qualified students to earn both a high school diploma and a two-year associate’s degree at the conclusion of the 13th grade at no cost to parents or students. To qualify, students must be Dearborn Public Schools students and score college-ready on the PSAT10 test in the spring of the 10th grade. Contact: Michael Gothro, Counselor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Shannon Peterson, Executive Director of Student Achievement This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Henry Ford Early College

Located on the Henry Ford College campus, this small high school is collaboration between the Dearborn Public Schools, Henry Ford College (HFC), and the Henry Ford Health System. Students enter the school in the 9th grade to pursue a career in health care. Successful completion of the 5 year program results in students earning a high school diploma and an associate of science degree, a career-ready certificate, and/or up to two years of college credit. Contact: Majed Fadlallah, Principal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Henry Ford Early College-Advanced Manufacturing- Powered by Ford

Located on the Henry Ford College, this small high school is collaboration between the Dearborn Public Schools and Henry Ford College (HFC). The school has obtained a grant from Ford Motor Company. Students enter the school in the 9th grade to pursue a career in the manufacturing field. Successful completion of the 5 year program results in students earning a high school diploma and an associate of science degree, a career-ready certificate, and/or up to two years of college credit. Contact: Majed Fadlallah, Principal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Dearborn Center for Math, Science, and Technology (DCMST)

The Dearborn Center for Math, Science, & Technology was created by the Dearborn Public Schools in 2001 to provide a challenging program for high achieving, highly motivated students. Currently, our competitive admission process selects 90 students for enrollment in the 9th grade from all qualified 8th grade students. Acceptance is based on an evaluation process that considers middle school grades and standardized test scores. Students attend DCMST on a half-day basis.
Contact: Winifred Green, Principal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Michael Berry Career Center

The Michael Berry Career Center offers career and technical classes in the fields of health care, technology, and culinary arts. Eleventh and twelfth grade students attend the Career Center for either two or three hours each day. Contact: Winifred Green, Principal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Dearborn Magnet High School

Students who have experienced difficulties at their home high school may apply to enroll at the Magnet. The small high school offers a personalized learning environment focused on high school graduation. Students are required to be involved in community service projects.  Contact: Winifred Green, Principal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Dual Enrollment

Through dual enrollment, eleventh and twelfth grade students are able to earn both high school and college credit at the same time. Many Dearborn students attend Henry Ford Community College gaining a head start on their college educations. There are limitations on course availability based on completion of high school courses as well as test scores. Contact: High School Counselor

 

Honors Classes

Honors classes are offered in Language Arts (9th and 10th grades), Geometry (9th grade), Algebra 2 (10th grade), Pre-Calculus (11th grade), Biology (9th grade), Chemistry (10th and 11th grades) and Physics (10th and 11th grades). These advanced high school classes are faster paced and more rigorous than non-honors classes. Enrollment is limited and is based on past grades, test scores, and teacher recommendation. Contact: High School Counselor/High School Principal

 

Advanced Placement

Advanced placement classes offer high school students university-level courses at their high schools or online through the Michigan Virtual High School. Enrollment is open to all students in the 11th and 12th grades. Students who take AP classes are encouraged to sit for the national AP exams in May of each year. Students achieving a passing score are awarded college credit by the college or university they attend after high school. Contact: High School Counselor

 

Work-Based Learning

Seniors who have a job may be able to earn high school elective credit for their work-based learning experience. Contact: High School Counselor/High School Principal

 

Reading/Writing, Mathematics, and Science Intervention Classes

Each high school offers additional support classes in math and reading/writing support during the school day to students who are performing substantially below grade level. This support class is in addition to students’ regular language arts and/or math class and replaces an elective.  Contact: High School Counselor or Math/Language Arts Coordinator

 

Summer School

Secondary summer school offers students another opportunity to catch up on lost credits as well as offering the possibility of taking additional classes during the regular school year. District-wide summer school location rotates each year between Dearborn High, Edsel Ford, and Fordson High School. Contact: High School Counselor/High School Graduation Intervention Specialist

 

ASAP Extended Day Program

We encourage students who fail classes to immediately make up the lost credit in this after school program. This is important for our goal of keeping students on track in order to graduate high school on-time. Students who have not failed classes may also choose to take classes in the extended day program in order to take additional classes during the regular school day.  Classes are held at each of our high schools immediately after school.  Contact: High School Graduation Intervention Specialist/Counselor/High School Principal

 

Credit by Examination (Test Out)

In January and June of each year, students in 7th through 12th grades have the opportunity to earn high school credit for up to 2 semester-long classes. Students are required to achieve a score of 78% or higher on the district comprehensive exam thereby demonstrating mastery of high school course content. Test out is part of the State of Michigan rules regarding the Michigan Merit Curriculum. Contact: Dr. Daniel Patterson, Director of Assessment, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Early Start

Incoming ninth grade students who have been identified by their middle school as likely to have challenges in high school are recommended to participate in Early Start during the summer between eighth and ninth grades. Students spend 12 days during the summer working with the high school staff on study skills and previewing the ninth grade curriculum. Once the regular school year begins, these students are followed closely by their counselors. The counselors meet frequently with the students and communicate with their teachers to ensure success catching any problems encountered by the students at the earliest stage. Lunch meetings give students the opportunity to stay in constant contact with their counselors and the ninth grade lead teacher. This offers the strong support necessary for at-risk freshmen to adjust to high school. Contact: Ninth Grade Lead Teacher/High School Principal

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL OPTIONS

Advanced Math

Seventh and eighth grade students who have demonstrated sufficient prior learning and readiness are placed in accelerated math classes. Pre-Algebra is offered in seventh grade and high school Algebra 1 is offered for high school credit in eighth grade. Contact: Middle School Principal or Secondary Math Coordinator.

 

Middle School World Languages

Depending on enrollment, Dearborn middle schools offer French, Arabic and Spanish classes in seventh and eighth grades. The eighth grade year-long class is offered for high school credit. Contact: Middle School Principal or Middle School Counselor

 

Middle School Math and Reading Support

Each Dearborn middle school offers additional math and reading support during the school day to students who are performing below grade level. This time is in addition to students’ regular language arts and/or math class and replaces an elective. Contact: Middle School Principal or Secondary Math Coordinator.

 

Middle School Music

The Dearborn Public Schools strongly supports music education. In grades 6 through 8, each of our middle schools either offers vocal and instrumental music classes to students during the day as electives, or if impractical because of low enrollment, as after school options. Contact: Middle School Principal or Lisa Meyer, Music Teacher Leader, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.