Choice & Opportunity

Dearborn Public Schools offers more than 20 unique student tracks and programs.  From trade classes to a free associate degree to AP classes, there is a world of opportunity for your child.

A Passionate Pursuit of Excellence with a History Rich in Success

The Dearborn Public School District offers a warm, safe, and caring learning environment where we will help your child excel.  We offer a wide range of educational opportunities such as early college programs as well as advanced math, science and technology programs.

The Foundation

We offer a solid foundation and comprehensive general education for all students.  We set high standards and provide supports and interventions to help all students succeed.  Our curriculum is aligned with benchmarks and standards and is delivered by some of the most qualified teachers in the state!

Earn a college degree before leaving high school

Dearborn offers two programs that combine a high school diploma with an associate degree.  In both the Henry Ford Early College and the Collegiate Academy, students attend a combination of high school and college classes for five years and can end up with a degree from Henry Ford College with no direct cost to the family.  The programs differ in where they are and what they offer.

Early college

Early College is a separate program housed at Henry Ford College.  The program offers hands-on experience and the chance to earn an associate degree and be ready to work in a healthcare or manufacturing related field upon graduation or for a jump start on a teaching degree.  The healthcare and education programs accept out of District students who live in Wayne County.

Collegiate Academy

Collegiate Academy allows students to attend and participate in activities for four years at one of Dearborn’s traditional high schools, while also pursuing an associate degree at Henry Ford College.  For their fifth year, students are entirely on the HFC campus.  Eligible Dearborn Public School students are invited to apply for the program at the end of their 10th grade year.

Focused on a career with a pathway to success

Student interests vary, and Dearborn Schools is committed to providing opportunities for students to explore different potential career pathways.

Berry Career Center

The Michael Berry Career Center (MBCC) offers career and technical classes in the fields of health care, technology, business, culinary arts, criminal justice and construction.  Eleventh and twelfth grade students can attend the Career Center for two or three hours each day. 

career and technical workforce education

From accounting to auto shop, Dearborn Public Schools also provides students a chance to explore career options at their home high schools.

Dearborn Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology

This half -day program is open to the top performing students in ninth through 12th grade and offers a challenging curriculum in – you guessed it – math, science and technology.  Students join the program in ninth grade.

Arts, music, and athletics

Art and music are offered at every grade level throughout the district usually during school.  (Due to low enrollment, some middle schools only have after-school music options.)  Competitive athletics for boys and girls are offered in middle and high school.

Athletics blog

For links to schedules, health forms and more, visit the Athletics page.

Art blog

For the latest in the Dearborn Schools art program, visit their website.

Art

Learn more about what Dearborn Schools offers

Academic Programs

TitleSummary
Blue Ribbon SchoolsDearborn Public Schools is proud to be home to nationally recognized Blue Ribbon Schools.
Career & Technical EducationFrom accounting to autoshop, Dearborn Schools offers students many choices to explore or prepare for careers.
Collegiate AcademyStudents blend a traditional high school experience with classes at Henry Ford College and complete both high school and an associate’s degree in five years.
Core CurriculumLearn about math, reading, science and social studies curriculum.
DCMSTThe Dearborn Center for Math, Science and Technology is a half day high school program for our highest achieving students.
Early CollegeHoused at Henry Ford College, this small high school allows students to complete high school and an associate’s degree in five years. The programs focus on medical and mechanical related careers.
Grading Guidelines for High SchoolDearborn Public Schools weights high school grades to place more emphasis on tests and less on homework.
Graduation RequirementsDetails on what class credits students need to graduate high school in Dearborn.
High school optionsFrom AP classes to assistance for struggling students, Dearborn Schools offers dozens of options for high school students.
Kids Club- Before and After School ChildcareSeveral Dearborn elementary schools offer Kids Club with paid before and after school childcare for students.
Michael Berry Career CenterMBCC offers high school students career classes in software, hospitality, medical and business fields.
Middle School ProgramsDearborn Public Schools offers art, languages, advanced math, music and more at its middle schools.
Preschool & Elementary School InformationDearborn Schools offers a robust elementary education, before and after school child care in many buildings, and free or paid preschool programs.
Student AppsApplications students can use to support their education including Moby Max, Study Island, E2020 and more.
Student Test OutsStudents may get high school credit for a class by test out – taking an exam to prove they have learned the material on their own.
Students with Disabilities – 504 PlansInformation on 504 plans for students with disabilities.
WDHS Video ProductionWDHS offers students hands on experience with every aspect of video production.