8th Grade Only: Test Out for High School Courses

High School “Test Out” registration is now OPEN.  Students are able to “test out” of any two HIGH SCHOOL level courses.  Salina Intermediate typically has 3-5 students test out of Arabic 1.

The Deadline to register is Wednesday, May 5.

However, seats will fill up so I advise you to REGISTER as soon as possible if you are interested.

TO REGISTER: Email Mrs. Nowak nowakj@dearbornschools.org with the following information using TEST OUT in the subject line:

1. First and Last Name

2. Student Number

3. High school Course(s) that you want to attempt to test out of

Test-Outs will be administered to Middle School Students on Wednesday, June 16th at ASC (the time is still being determined) You must provide your own transportation and this event is free.

The test location is :

Dearborn Public Schools Administrative Service Center
18700 Audette 
Dearborn, MI 48124 

Here is a list of the high school courses you can test out of :


Message From Our District Nurses

Hello All,

Throughout this past year we have come to learn that guidance and protocols on how we address COVID-19 can change frequently and even vary between the CDC, Michigan Department of Health, and Wayne County Health.  

In order for us to have consistency in our protocols we have always followed the guidance of the Wayne County Health Department as they have the best barometer on local conditions.  

With that said, Wayne County Health has reviewed a recommendation from the Michigan Department of Health and agrees with the State in moving back to a 14 day quarantine for those identified as a Close Contact. This is a change from the current 10 day quarantine.  

There are no other changes and the definitions of a Close Contact remain the same. The only change is that a person identified as a Close Contact will now need to quarantine for 14 days rather than 10.  

It is important that all staff be made aware of this information so please make sure to share with everyone in your building, especially those who may not access a computer everyday. We also ask Principals to please share this important change with parents.  

As always, the District Nurse Team is available to answer any questions you may have.    

Thank you,
Dearborn Public Schools Nurse Team 


DPS Testing Information

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) submitted a request to waive testing administration and accountability this year due to COVID-19. This waiver was denied so we will move forward with planning the M-STEP testing as required by law.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, MDE does not support bringing otherwise remote or virtual students into school solely for the purpose of state assessment. If you are not planning on bringing your child in for state testing, please notify us by filling out this form.   If you are the parent of a hybrid student and you would like to not have your child participate in testing this year, please contact your school administrator. If you are planning on bringing your child in, below is more information about state testing.  

Elementary Schedule (Grades 3-5)

M-STEP ELAM-STEP MathM-STEP ScienceM-STEP Social Science
3rd GradeApril 26 – June 4
4th GradeApril 26 – June 4
5th GradeApril 12-May 21

Our VLP students will be scheduled to test at their home schools on the following Wednesdays, when those buildings are teaching the rest of the student population remotely.  The following schedule shows the dates that each grade will be taking each test. 

Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5
April 14English Language Arts
April 21Math
April 28Science/Social Studies
May 5English Language ArtsEnglish Language ArtsMakeups
May 12Eid – No School
May 19MathMathMakeups
May 26MakeupsMakeups
June 2MakeupsMakeups

Middle School Schedule (Grades 6-8)

M-STEP ELAM-STEP MathM-STEP ScienceM-STEP Social Science
6th GradeApril 26 – June 4
7th GradeApril 26 – June 4
8th GradePSAT8 on April 13April 12-May 21

More information regarding assessments will be sent to families from their home school, including the start and end times of testing each day.  All testing will follow Dearborn’s safety protocols. Your child’s home school principal will be able to assist you with any questions. 

Please note: Students will need to bring their Chromebooks to school each day of testing.

If you have any questions please contact your home school administrator.


Dan Signature

Daniel L. Patterson, Ph.D.

Director of Assessment, Research and Evaluation