About Us

Distinctive Schools

Distinctive College Prep (DCP) - Harper Woods is a public charter school. DCP is managed by Distinctive Schools, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism.  

Distinctive Schools was founded on the core beliefs:

  • All children deserve a rigorous public education regardless of city or zip code.

  • Teachers know best what children need to thrive and grow and should have a strong voice in schools.

  • Families are essential in creating a love of lifelong learning and supporting the whole child.

  • Communities can be transformed and a bright future can be created by the presence of an excellent school.



Distinctive College Prep - Harper Woods

Together, we hope to positively positively impact students in and outside of the classroom. All teaching learning and operations at Distinctive Schools is rooted in a safe, joyful and kind culture for everyone. We truly believe and live that if you "do what you love, you love what you do." We never stop working together at all levels of our organization to ensure that people, relationships and empathy are at the core of our work and the most powerful force in the future of our students.

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