DEPSA takes pride in the awards and honors received for excellence in student achievement, 
service learning,  green and environmental intiatives, and healthy/safe school programming.
  • Local
    • High Performing School - "Making the Grade" Initiative
      Skillman Foundation
      Detroit, MI 
    • Green School Recognition-Evergreen Status
      Wayne County Green Schools Initiative 
  • Regional
    • Healthy School Award- 1st Place (Multiple Years)
      Michigan Surgeon General 
    • Michigan Exemplary Blue Ribbon School
      1st and only Michigan Charter School
      Michigan Department of Education 
    • Outstanding Service Learning Award
      Learn and Serve Michigan  
    • School-Based Student Health Center
      Michigan Department of Education
      Michigan Department of Community Health
      Henry Ford Health System 

  • National
    • School of Excellence
      National Center for Urban School Transformation
    • National Accreditation
    • High Performing Urban School
      Schools That Can
      New York 
    • National Charter School of the Year
      Center For Educational Reform
      Washington DC 
    • School of Success
      Education Commission of the States
    • National Green Ribbon School
      1st Inaugural Class
      U.S. Department of Education