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images_greatness_grade_school_11315_575clDetroit parents and families seeking to enroll their students in kindergarten or 9th grade classes in Detroit schools will get an added advantage when they attend a School Expo presented by Enroll Detroit 12 – 4 p.m. Sunday, April 17th at Eastern Market Shed 5.


Enroll Detroit is a locally-built, free service for families that manages a single enrollment process for participating Detroit schools. Enroll Detroit will accept applications for incoming Kindergarten and 9th graders from April 1st thru April 30th. For information about placements for all other grades, visit: http://www.enrolldetroit.org or an EdCenter.


April 17 is the first in a series of planned enrollment events.  It is serving kindergarten and 9th grade students only.  Following enrollment events will apply to the other grades and be announced over the next few months.


The School Expo will feature representatives from more than 40 schools, early learning programs and community partners. This event is open to the public at no cost.


Free parking is available as well as bus services to and from six Enroll Detroit EdCenters provided by the Detroit Bus Company from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. EdCenter locations can be found by visiting www.enrolldetroit.org.


“Detroit families and students deserve to have fair and equal access to schools, information and resources that help them ensure they are getting the best education available,” said Dan Varner, CEO of Excellent Schools Detroit (ESD). “The School Expo is an opportunity for parents and families to learn and understand the educational options out there before the next school year begins so that they can optimize their education.”


Enroll Detroit was launched April 1st by ESD, a nonprofit coalition of Detroit’s civic, community, education and philanthropic leaders, to respond to the often confusing enrollment process experienced by Detroit families with a simplified, coordinated enrollment website, and six EdCenters to inform Detroit families of resources and school information.


Enroll Detroit is currently accepting applications for kindergarten and 9th grade students at participating schools. The EdCenters also provide parents seeking more information, the ability to enroll, access to multiple school options and on-site resource facilities.


“Searching for a school that fits the needs of your child can be extremely difficult and discouraging due to the range of competing options,” said Bernita Bradley, Detroit parent and Outreach and Engagement Manager for Enroll Detroit.


“I have been lucky enough to finally secure my child a spot in a school that fits her needs. Other parents and families may not have the knowledge or access and we are here to help provide that as well as create stability for the students,” Bradley said.


For more information on the School Expo, participating schools or EdCenters please visit www.EnrollDetroit.org or call 888-308-1534.



About Excellent Schools Detroit: Excellent Schools Detroit seeks to create the conditions necessary to ensure an excellent education for every Detroit child, cradle-to-career, by the year 2020. This goal was established by a coalition of Detroit’s civic, community, education, and philanthropic leaders.  For more information on Excellent Schools Detroit, please visit http://www.excellentschoolsdetroit.org/en.


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