Academics
Options and opportunity await your child in Dearborn Public Schools

MIDDLE SCHOOL OPTIONS
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.
 
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
 
 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
 
8TH/9TH GRADE OPTIONS
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: High School Principal or Ninth Grade Lead Teacher
 
HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONS
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: Dr. Winifred Green, Principal, Berry Campus, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dearborn Center for Math, Science, and Technology (DCMST)
DCMST is a half-day program for high achieving, highly motivated students from the 3 Dearborn comprehensive high schools.  Students concentrate on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum utilizing an inquiry approach to learning.  Admission is selective. Applications are available from middle schools counselors during the middle of the 8th grade year. Contact: Dr. Winifred Green, Principal, Berry Campus,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Henry Ford Early College
Located on the Dearborn Heights Campus of Henry Ford Community College, this small high school is a collaboration between the Dearborn Public Schools, Henry Ford Community College (HFCC), 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, an associate of science degree, a career-ready certificate, and/or up to two years of college credit. Contact: Mr. Majed Fadlallah, 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: Dr. Winifred Green, Principal, Berry Campus,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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 Principal or High School Counselor
 
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
 
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
 
Read 180
Read 180 is a computer-based program designed to diagnose a student's reading level and provide individualized remediation. High school students who are reading far below grade level, particularly those in grades 9 and 10, are placed in this additional intervention class. Contact: High School Principal or High School Counselor
 
Carnegie Math
Students who struggle to learn math often find success in Carnegie Algebra and Geometry. These classes feature a combination of direct teacher instruction and computer lessons. Students develop skills to work cooperatively to solve problems and improve their reasoning and critical thinking skills. The software component identifies weaknesses in each individual student's mastery of mathematical concepts in order to focus on areas where the student is struggling. Contact: High School Principal or Secondary Math Coordinator
 
Reading/Writing, Mathematics, and Science Intervention Classes
Each high school offers additional support classes in math, science (Edsel Ford), and reading/writing support during the school day to students who are performing substantially below grade level. These support classes are in addition to students’ regular language arts and/or math classes and replace an elective.  Contact: High School Counselor or Math/Language Arts Coordinator
 
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 Principal, High School Graduation Interventionist or High School Counselor
 
Credit Recovery
In addition to the ASAP program, older students who have failed numerous required classes may be able to recover high school credit through computer-based programs during the school day. Contact: High School Principal or High School Counselor
 
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 or High School Graduation Interventionist 


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: High School Counselor or Mr. Daniel Patterson, Director of Assessment, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.