Applications for STEM are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 school year.  For any questions please email Ms. Fryzel at

Current 5th graders attending a DPS student do not need to apply.  Letters of invitation will be sent out the first week of March to qualifying students.

Application deadline is MONDAY, MARCH 2ND
We are accepting applications from the following students:
1.  Current 6th and 7th grade DPS students wanting a possible empty seat in 7th and 8th grade next year.  Application link here:
2.  Current 5th, 6th, 7th students who live in the DPS school boundaries, but do NOT currently attend a DPS school.Application link here:

We have set a minimum NWEA reading score of 222 and a minimum NWEA math score of 231 as our baseline (winter 2020 5th grade scores).  In addition, students will need to have earned a 3 or a 4 on their 4th grade math and reading M-STEP tests.  However, having these minimum scores does not mean that a student will receive an invitation.  The top 120 students may very well achieve beyond these minimum scores.  Invitations to apply will be mailed home sometime in February.

For a student that applies, his/her application will be ranked with the 120 invitations that we send home to DPS students.  If s/he ranks in the top 120, s/he will be asked to email his/her interest in attending in the Fall.  If s/he does not rank in the top 120, s/he will not receive a final invitation.  Again, meeting the minimum scores does not guarantee acceptance.

Once the 120 students have responded to their invitations, if we have more than 60 students “accept”, there will be a lottery.

Jennifer Fryzel
6th and 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher
STEM Lead Teacher  2018 National Blue Ribbon School
Dearborn Heights Campus