School Name: Detroit Public Safety Academy Location: 1250 Rosa Parks Blvd. Detroit, MI 48216 Phone: (313) 965-5916 Fax: (313) 965-6938 Website: www.detroitpsa.com • School starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. • Monday through Thursday students are released at 3:15 p.m. • On Fridays dismissal is at 2:20 p.m. Detroit Public Safety Academy, in partnership with our community, will provide a safe, innovative and nurturing environment where students are valued and treated with dignity and respect as staff prepare and engage them in meaningful, differentiated learning experiences that will promote distinguishable character and workforce success, particularly in the public safety arena. Detroit Public Safety Academy will: • become the high school of choice because of its academic rigor and by meeting and/or exceeding ACT and MME standards • attain a 90 percent graduation rate by 2017 • embed character education into the curriculum: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship • involve all levels of law enforcement and firefighter professionals as mentors, coaches and teachers • reduce disparity in the public safety field by encouraging larger numbers of women and students of color to consider these fields • provide a service learning component that assists local communities to become healthier through volunteering ~D.P.S.A website Isaiah Pettway , our school leader. Dedicated, leader, and respectful, are a few of the many words the students, staff and administration would use to describe our school leader. He teaches a class called character education this class teaches us life skill, respect and how to mold our character. He spends his lunch attending important meetings, and gatherings about funding for our school. He also motivates the students to strive and do their best. Students Health D.P.S.A serves the best catered healthy lunch. In our cafeteria it is optional for students to purchase healthy snacks, and beverage's from our vending machines. Also, we have other snacks in our cafeteria if the student do not like what’s being served. Mrs. Sanders (our lunch aid) has rules about us leaving the lunch room without permission for our safety, also so that we are not accused of skipping. In order to leave the cafeteria you must have a pass from a staff in the building. • • • • • • • • Baked potato chips Bananas Apples Oranges Health Bars Rice Crispy Treats Pop Tarts Chocolate Milk Detroit Public Safety Academy is a school that you should enroll your child into. We are located near several bus routes for students who's parents or guardians aren’t able to provide daily transportation. If bus fair is also a problem, you are able to contact someone in the main office who will do their best to get some help to provide for the child. Bus routes are also available if needed. Our school is currently in the process of making D.P.S.A go from grades 7-11. Here at D.P.S.A we do monthly raffles where students are eligible to receive a visa gift card. Every students name is entered into the raffle, but for each blue positive behavior referral you receive more tickets enter into the raffle, giving you a better advantage to win. If you receive an orange referral for bad behavior you will not be a part of the raffle for that month. How to obtain Consistency of doing work (on task) Good citizenship Leader Ship skills Good Attendance Behavior Rewards $25 visa gift card $50 visa gift card Positive behavior referral Some teachers give personal gifts on the side Here at D.P.S.A we have several extra curriculum activities, more will be available in the upcoming school years. So far we only have: Basketball Football Volleyball Student council Cheerleading Track As more students come in, we listen to what students want. We take their ideas of activities, and extra curriculum and bring them to reality. We build our school together. Several students have came up with many ideas, such as a debate team. We are trying our best to bring more here at D.P.S.A for our students. Athletics From left to right you have MS. DeGain , Mr. Pettway , Mr. Cooper , MS. Sulinski , Ms. Braswell , and Ms. Murry. Staff The staff here at Detroit Public Safety Academy are some of the most caring and loving people ever. They push their students to strive and do their best. They turn the students goals into their goals. If students goals are to go to college, then the teachers goals are to help the student achieve their goals. Ms. Nicole Sulinski Ms. Nicole Sulinski is the English 9&10 teacher here at D.P.S.A she is the best of the best. She works with all students to make sure they are performing well, and up to date on grades. Everyday she has a smile on her face, giving students a warm welcome into her class. Ms. Amanda Silic Ms. Silic is the biology/chemistry/forensic science teacher for 9th and 10 th graders at Detroit Public Safety Academy. Coach Ronald Booth Coach Booth is our gym teacher and sports coach he is the best at his job he doesn’t let anyone think they can fail he, pushes you to strive to be the best . He makes sure all athletes are on task with their athletics, and school work. D.P.S.A offers a College Dual Enrollment class which allows students to earn college credits for their years in college. We also offer classes that prepare students in the fields of EMT, police officers, fire department and more.