Detroit Public School's School of The Week: Communication and Media Arts High School | MI Chronicle Online | sachinparbalkar |

Derrious Hunter, a 12th grade student at Communication and Media Arts High School,Many of the students from Detroit Public Schools’ Communication & Media Arts (CMA) High School may one day grace the airwaves of your local radio station. The seemingly shy 17-year-old gets a boost of confidence each time he places those black headphones over his ears and turns on the radio equipment inside of CMA’s broadcast studio.


Then again, Hunter may become a your local veterinarian or business owner. It’s a career field that’s always piqued his interest.


“I still have a little time to figure it out,” he said. “But whichever one I choose, I know I’ll be good at it.”


This is the advantage that CMA students have over others in the area — options.


Exposing her roughly 600 students to college preparatory and career track programs — even those outside of the communication and media arts sector —is something Principal Donya Odom said makes CMA stand out from competing high schools.


“We cater to the interests of our students to offer specific programs to ensure they’re ready for college when they walk out of those doors,” Odom said. “This is a college preparatory school. Starting in 9th grade, we work with our students to plan for college and beyond. If you want your child to come to a competitive school that has an outstanding attendance rate, graduation rate and a four-year scholarship opportunity, CMA is your school.”


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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc