Michigan Future to announce opening of four schools

DETROIT -- Four new high-quality high schools will open as part of the Accelerator program, Michigan Future Schools will announce Friday, at a 9 a.m. press conference at the Skillman Foundation.

Representatives from the new schools, including Jalen Rose, ESPN/ABC analyst and native Detroiter, Robert Bobb of Detroit Public Schools and Michigan Future Inc. President Lou Glazer, will make brief remarks and be on hand to answer questions. The new schools are:

  • Jalen Rose Leadership Academy
  • Cornerstone Health High School
  • Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science & Medicine (Detroit Public Schools)
  • Diplomas Now Detroit High School (Detroit Public Schools)

These schools will use 2010-11 as a planning year before welcoming their first classes of ninth-graders next fall.
Michigan Future Schools has pledged to open 35 new high schools in the next several years, a key part of a broader community commitment by the Excellent Schools Detroit coalition to open 70 new quality schools by 2020.
Michigan Future Schools is supported by four local foundations -- The Skillman Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Kresge Foundation and the McGregor Fund -- which have contributed an initial $13 million toward the Accelerator.
Excellent Schools Detroit is a broad-based coalition of Detroit’s political, education, business, civic and foundation leaders, whose goal is for every Detroit student to be attending an excellent school by 2020.