Updated: Apr 9, 2019


Dr. Mayowa Lisa Reynolds Principal Detroit School Of Arts

January 5, 2019

Detroit, MI - Greetings. As the newest principal of DSA (Detroit School of Arts), my vision is to create a cultural hub of artistic and academic excellence with the students of Detroit, front and center on the world stage. This will include building upon a rich cultural heritage of past accomplishments, while striving to strengthen areas in need of improvement. DSA is a gem and it’s under-utilization is a missed opportunity to make this school more accessible, visible, and viable. We have a state of the arts facility, brilliant faculty members, and we are centrally located in the cultural center of Detroit. Strengthening our partnerships will expose more students to deeper exploration of the creative and learning process. Increasing enrollment will give more students access to this unique high quality fine, performing and media arts curriculum in preparation for college and careers in a variety of fields. Focusing on a more holistic approach to learning we will increase our standardized test results with rigor, repetition and relevance to 21st century problem solving.


I’m looking for 200 of Detroit’s finest, most talented students to move this vision forward.

175 incoming 9th grade openings for Fall 2019 -

25 dancers

25 male vocalist

25 female vocalist

25 visual artist

25 instrumentalist brass, wind, percussion

25 string instruments

25 digital media arts, film and broadcast

25 (10th graders) ALL Majors opening for Fall 2019.

If you are studious, talented, and ready to accept the challenge of a rigorous arts and academic state of the arts school, apply by filling out the official application that can be picked up on school grounds, getting your letters of recommendation together, and providing proof of academic strength with 7th and 8th grade transcripts. Once reviewed, we will schedule an audition with the experts. Then, it’s your time to shine!

This is an application and audition public school. If you know a young person that’s looking for a challenge, possesses talent, and is disciplined, please send them our way.

... Come home to DSA.


Dr. Mayowa Lisa Reynolds (mama Mayowa) Minister/Educator/Artist



(313) 494-6000 | (313) 437-2440

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