Detroit Public Schools to open 'cradle to career' campus at Marygrove College

Posted: 11:05 AM, Sep 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-12 15:05:43Z

Detroit's public school district is planning a so-called cradle to career campus at Marygrove College as part of an effort to create a hub for urban education.

The Detroit Public Schools Community District's board of education approved the program on Tuesday. The kindergarten through 12th grade school is scheduled to open during the 2019-20 academic year. The aim would be to create a campus that also includes an early childhood center and educational opportunities for new teachers.

Additional details about the project were expected to be released Thursday.

The plan could bring new life to Marygrove College, a small liberal arts school surrounded by homes in a northwest Detroit neighborhood. The college  announced last year it was shutting down its undergraduate programs  due to declining enrollment while continuing other programs.