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Our Mission

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.


Our Vision

Detroit Public Safety Academy (DPSA) prepares Detroit's next generation of first responders and leaders in public safety.

Our Goals

Detroit Public Safety Academy will: 

  • Become the high school of choice because of its academic rigor and by meeting and/or exceeding SAT and M-Step standards.

  • Continue to maintain a high graduation rate. 

  • Embed character education into the curriculum: respect, responsibility, integrity, initiative, service, sacrifice and leadership.

  • Involve all levels of public service 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.

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