Detroit Public Schools should be congratulated for the district’s first-ever All-Schools Open Enrollment Open House event which drew thousands of parents and hundreds of staff volunteers to schools across the city and allowed individual schools to showcase their unique and varied offerings. The open enrollment period runs through April 16.
The event delivered on Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts’ promise that DPS would offer more educational choices, earlier than ever, to area parents this year.
The district event drew positive response from parents who had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with principals, staff and parent leaders, take tours, experience instructional technology and lab demonstrations, see teacher presentations, student performances, and learn about business and community partnerships, in addition to sampling the district’s healthy nutrition offerings during the open house.
All told, the event was a major success story not only for DPS but for the city of Detroit. We encourage DPS to make the Open Enrollment All-Schools Open House an annual event so parents can continue to have every opportunity to see the various programs and schools available throughout the city and make the best selection for their children.