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To be the best college preparatory high school for our students and families. Detroit Collegiate Preparatory (DCP) provides a whole school, whole student education using City Year Corps Members, Johns Hopkins’ Talent Development reform model, and Communities in Schools social-emotional learning supports. We envision our students as life-long learners motivated to seek careers and to positively influence themselves and their communities while providing an education that prepares all students for college degrees needed to enter their desired professions.
Detroit Collegiate Preparatory provides all students with an environment, course of study, and instructional program to prepare them for college. We build strong relationships with students and their families to provide on-going guidance necessary to graduate from high school, gain admission to college, and complete a post-secondary degree.
Detroit Collegiate Preparatory DCPrep is a new DPS public college preparatory high school located in Detroit. The school site is at 2200 W. Grand Boulevard located in the east wing of Northwestern High School at the corner of Lawton.
Detroit Collegiate Prep is a collaborative that partners John Hopkins University’s Talent Development school reform program with City Year and Communities in Schools of Detroit, and the Detroit Public Schools.
Our school is open to every student and offers each of them the college preparatory high school environment geared towards success in college and beyond. Our school is a Michigan Future, Inc. school, and our Michigan Future, Inc. grant allowed us to provide Detroit’s students with this unique opportunity.
Diplomas Now Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School (DCPrep) City Year Johns Hopkins Talent Development Michigan Future Communities In Schools College Partnerships
Communities in Schools’ on-site social worker Paula Johnson provide intensive support services for students who need multiple levels of interventions of support.
Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University emphasizes structuring schools in smaller units so that teams of teachers oversee manageable numbers of students, and provides a customized curriculum for each school that provides added instruction in math and literacy.
City Year provides a team of up to 8 highly trained young adults corps members to provide targeted tutoring, mentoring, behavior coaching, and attendance monitoring for students who are off-track in the research-based early warning indicators of A ttendance, B ehavior and C ourse performance – the A-B-C’s . City Year also leads after school programs that engage students in extra tutoring and enrichment activities such as sports, art, music, drama, dance and community service.
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SMALL CLASS SIZES: A student:staff ratio of 8:1* and a maximum class size of 27. Two adults in every classroom
ACCELERATED COLLEGE PREP CURRICULUM : Every student is enrolled in a college preparatory curriculum. An accelerated math and reading curriculum designed by Johns Hopkins University to ensure that all students can succeed in college prep math and reading classes
MORE CLASSES : A block schedule that allows students to focus on four courses at a time, and take 8 additional courses over their 4 years in high school (32 courses on a block schedule vs. 28 on a traditional schedule)
MENTORS: A City Year corps member that will serve as a “near peer” mentor by providing additional academic, social, and emotional support to each student division.
A POSITIVE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT : A school environment that values the voice of students and their families. We want to engage teenagers and their families in building our school, celebrating our successes, and creating a bright future for every DCPrep students!
ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS: A wide variety of after school programs and enrichment opportunities provided through Community in Schools of Detroit.
DCPrep Four Academies
Year One -Freshman Seminar
Year Two - Public Service
Speakers - Hansen Clarke
Mayor, Senators, Congressman
Year Two - Entrepreneurship Leadership – partnership with New Center area businesses
Year Two – Student ‘s Choice
It’s about the KIDS!
Based on the belief that every person has his or her own talents, and committed to developing those talents, our school does not track students. Instead, we require basic college preparatory courses for all students over the course of four years. All students who may be struggling with high school material are able to participate in transition courses and receive extra help, in order to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for academic success. Students performing above grade level are able to enroll in accelerated courses of study in English, mathematics, science, and foreign languages.
Students in ninth, tenth, and eleventh grades benefit from courses designed by researchers and curriculum specialists. Taken in the first semester of these three grades, these courses prepare students for the academic challenges they will face during the second semester. In English, these courses are Strategic Reading (9th), Reading and Writing in Your Career (10th), and College-Prep Reading and Writing (11th). The mathematics courses are Transition to Advanced Math (9th), Geometry Foundations (10th), and Algebra II Foundations (11th). Social Studies has an emphasis on Public Service and Science is advanced by STEM.
The Students receive educational structure at Detroit Collegiate Prep revolves around small learning communities that promote strong relationships among students, faculty, and staff. 90 minutes a day of instruction in mathematics and language arts, as well the opportunity to take science and history classes, to engage in art, and to choose from a variety of electives.
College Preparatory Environment
Positive school culture
Comprehensive approach to education
DCPrep Core Value C-L-A-S-S S cholarship C haracter L eadership S ervice A ctivity
Navy blue Polo Shirt w/crest and beige khakis
Wednesdays – White shirt/blouses/navy blue ties; khakis pants/skirts w/belt. Black/shoes.
Year Two – Spiral Up to Blazers
Blazers Young Men
Vest Blazer Young Women
Teaching is more than helping a group of students make it through one year of school. Good teachers prepare students for LIFE. Many of the problems and demands of adult life that await today’s students can be successfully handled and even solved if they know how to apply appropriate thinking. It takes modeling, hard work and lots of practice – by teachers AND students . Teachers have the unique opportunity to model effective thinking habits and to create daily opportunities for students to learn and practice effective thinking techniques. The result produces life long learners who are more than good students. They are lifelong thinkers. Adapted from Nancy Johnson, Thinking is the Key Diplomas Now DCPrep Strive to Develop Life-Long Thinkers
Staff Needs for 160 students
One secretary (4 wk summer school)
One counselor (4 wk summer school)
Two English Teachers
Two Math Teachers
One Science Teacher
Two Social Studies Teachers
One Art Teacher
One Freshman Seminar Teacher
What to bring to your interview
Interviews be held over the next three weeks
Bring your teacher portfolio if you have one
Three resumes and/or letters of interest
Three Questions for You
What is your plan for teaching ninth grade students?