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Welcome to Detroit Enterprise

Success means something different to everybody. Here at Detroit Enterprise Academy, it means creating endless opportunities for your child to become their best. We shape instruction to build on the strengths and abilities of each child, teaching the importance of making wise choices and excelling in school. Children are equipped to solve life’s toughest challenges and come out ahead.

Success means something different to everybody. Here at Detroit Enterprise, see how we help your child become their best.

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Principal Chanavia Patterson Transforms Detroit Enterprise

Chanavia Patterson started at Detroit Enterprise Academy in 2013 and began a successful school improvement plan. By 2017, her work had drawn the attention of The Michigan Association of Public School Academies, and she was named charter administrator of the year.
The most important sign of success is Patterson’s willingness to send her own children to Detroit Enterprise. She spoke with Education Post about the importance of holding herself accountable, building a shared mission and vision with teachers, and the importance of having and being a mentor.

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We are a Charter School

Detroit Enterprise Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school open to all children who live in the state of Michigan. If you are seeking a ‘private’ school education with the tuition-free benefit of a public school, then you are in the right place.

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Spotlight: Principal Honored by Detroit City Council

Chanavia Patterson, principal of Detroit Enterprise Academy, was honored with the Spirit of Detroit Award during the formal session of the city council meeting July 18 at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center in Detroit.
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We would love to show you our world so contact us to schedule a tour. We also hold open houses where you can meet our amazing teachers.

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We can’t wait to share your child’s journey! Apply online, in person, or over the phone and don’t hesitate to ask us questions along the way! We are here for you.

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