DCP Harper Woods Student

Dear Parents,

  • On behalf of the staff at DCP Harper Woods, we welcome all new and returning students and families! Thank you for choosing DCP Harper Woods as your school of choice. We are pleased you have decided to enroll your child at DCP Harper Woods for the upcoming school year. 

    The mission of DCP Harper Woods is to be a highly visible school known for producing responsible and accountable scholars who demonstrate a strong sense of self-worth, leadership, and moral values, ultimately becoming exceptional citizens. 

    At DCP Harper Woods, we aim to be more than a school by:

    • Aligning support for students and families prior to kindergarten to ensure readiness

    • Fostering a lifelong love for learning from the first day of school

    • Creating next generation learning environments for our 21st century learners

    • Building our work on a foundation of joy and kindness

    • Empowering students, families, and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way

    • Striving for high-fidelity implementation of systems designed to support teaching and learning

    • Making effective use of our resources

    • Addressing both academic and social-emotional needs in order to educate the "whole child"

    • Stopping at nothing to recruit, hire, and retain top talent

    • Recognizing parent and community partnerships as integral to student success

    DCP Harper Woods opens to students at 7:50AM each day. 

    As always, we are committed to providing your child with the high-quality education you have come to expect and deserve. We encourage you to get involved in your child’s learning experience at home and in the classroom. We look forward to working with you and our community partners to educate our students.

    We encourage our parents/guardians to take pride in guiding and supporting their scholar’s learning by making sure that he/she:

    •  Attends school daily and arrives on time ready to learn
    •  Completes all homework assignments given by teachers
    •  Read at least 20 minutes each night to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
    •  Share his/her school experiences daily so that you are aware of school life
    •  Makes you aware of the struggles he/she might be experiencing in the classroom
    •  Is receiving encouragement from you to be successful in school

    Before & After-School Care Programming

    Latch-Key Hours:

    6:30am-7:50am (Morning)
    3:30pm- 6:00pm (Afternoon)

    Families are able to register in the main office. There is a $50 Registration Fee per scholar and $8 Daily Fee per scholar.
    All students should be picked up by 6:00pm. Please remember that students will only be allowed to leave campus with people who
    are listed on the official Student Dismissal Authorization Form.


    • Wellness Policy
    • Wellness Policy Assessments
    • Wellness Committee Meeting Notices & Agendas

    Stakeholder Statement

    All stakeholders are able to participate in the development, review, update, and implementation of the Local School Wellness Policy. Please contact Ms. King at (313) 426-1020 or email at mking@distinctiveschools.org the school office at for more details.


    Breakfast and Lunch Menus

    Outreach for Summer Meals

    USDA Meal Finder Link - Summer Food Service Program | Food and Nutrition Service (usda.gov)

    Accomodating Special Dietary Needs

    Accommodating Special Dietary Needs in School Nutrition Programs Flowchart 

    Non-Discrimination Statement

    In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.