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Out of an abundance of caution, and in alignment with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's order, we have decided to suspend classes at all NHA Michigan schools. Learn more about the closure and food services during this time.

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2020-21 School Lottery

2020-21 School Lottery

Parents, join us March 25th at 4:30 p.m. for student selection for the 20-21 school year. The lottery will be streamed online via our Facebook page.

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Advanced Learning

Advanced Learning

We offer a differentiated curriculum for students who are ready for more challenging material or to learn at an accelerated pace.

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Welcome to Detroit Merit

We never set limits on how much your child can achieve. At Detroit Merit Charter Academy we create endless opportunities for your child to become their best. We shape instruction to build on the strengths and abilities of each child and make moral focus lessons part of every school day. As a result, our students thrive.

At Detroit Merit we create endless opportunities for your child to become their best.

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2020-21 Lottery Results

The student selection lottery results for next school year (2020-21) are in! View lottery results for details.

At a Glance

K-8

Grades

741

Number of Students

2002

Year Opened
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Where Students Succeed

Detroit Merit outperformed the local school district on the state test for more than 10 years.

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Spotlight: Detroit Merit Earns “A” Grade in Michigan’s Best Public Elementary Schools

Detroit Merit earned an “A” grade from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy on their 2019 Michigan Context and Performance (CAP) Report Card. Schools that are “beating the odds” stand out by this measure.
“Beyond raw test scores, the CAP report card helps parents see more clearly what kind of impact their school has on student learning,” said Ben DeGrow, director of education policy.
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We are a Charter School

Are you seeking a "private" school education with the no-cost benefit of a public school? If so, you're in the right place. Detroit Merit Charter Academy is a tuition-free public charter school open to all children who live in Michigan.

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Spotlight: Detroit Merit Plants School Garden

Scholars at Detroit Merit Charter Academy planted their very own school garden. Students planted a variety of cold-weather crops, including lettuce and kale, and several herbs, such as cilantro, mint, and basil.

 

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More Information

We know there are a lot of factors in deciding where your child will go to school and we want to help. Use our live chat or leave your information and we will be in touch.

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Tour the School

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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