American Promise Schools

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MacDowell Preparatory Academy is managed by American Promise Schools.

Our mission is simple: make urban schools great.

By great schools, we mean schools that place all students – no matter their socioeconomic status, neighborhood, or home life – on the path to college and other post-secondary studies and give students a real shot at the American Dream.

American Promise Schools was founded to redeem this Promise for urban children in Detroit and across Michigan. And we are on the path to success - 90% of our high school scholars earn admission into a four-year college.

Established by three veterans of the education reform movement, American Promise Schools is a non-profit school management group focused on transforming struggling urban schools into high-performing schools, and helping good schools become great.

Click here to learn more about American Promise Schools.