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DCAN & Get Schooled Detroit College Challenge

Thus far, for the 2020-2021 school year, 17 high schools and 2 organizations have signed up to participate! Sign up now!

High Schools:

Cass Technical High School

Communication and Media Arts High School

Cornerstone Health & Technology High School

Detroit Collegiate Preparatory @ Northwestern

Detroit Community High School

Detroit Edison Public School Academy

Detroit Leadership Academy High School

Frontier International Academy

Henry Ford High School

Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School

Mumford High School

Pershing High School

WAY Academy SW (Vernor)

West Side Academy of IT and CS


Dreamtek Youth Services

Winning Futures

If you would like to register your school or organization, fill out the sign up form.

After signing up, you will have access to educator resources, prizes and incentives, and mini monthly challenges!

What is Get Schooled?


Get Schooled is a free, online digital platform professionals and students can use to find resources and support. Resources relating to pursuing a post-secondary education and pathway to finding a career.


DCAN is partnered with Get Schooled for the Detroit College Challenge! This challenge will run from November 2020 - June 2021. Sign your school up here!


There are incentives for registered schools including prizes, gift cards, contests, and challenges. There are also 9 different educator bundles relating to FAFSA, senior year, thriving in college, and more that you will receive once you sign up!!

Students can also receive free support with college 

and scholarship essays by getting feedback and suggestions from a Get Schooled professional. Students can also sign up for the Get Schooled text-line to

stay up to date, get direct answers about applying to 

college, finding a job and more. 


In the past, Get Schooled and DCAN were funded by General Motors who all teamed up to deliver a range of support to Detroit students. Support included a text hotline to ask questions and get a direct answer, digital content and resources, college application essay help, and school-wide programming to create a social college-going culture online. Get Schooled engaged students to learn about college, while earning prizes for their level of activity.

The 2018-2019 engagement in Detroit was the following: 

  • Over 12,400 students registered on the Get Schooled Detroit platform

  • 4275 badges were completed. Badges are a tool that the platform used to share content pertaining to a specific topic that students might be interested in

  • 62,000 text exchanged between students and the platforms text line. This text line allows students to ask questions about preparing, paying, applying, and succeeding in college.


Get Schooled was founded in 2010 through a partnership with Viacom and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In launching, they’ve posted more than 10 million visits and have built a community of approximately a million young

people attending up to 11,000 middle schools, high schools and colleges throughout the United States. 

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