About Us


Detroit Leadership Academy (DLA) is a free public charter school that serves students from Pre-K through 12th grade, at two campuses. Our PreK – 8 campus is in the heart of the Castle Rouge neighborhood and serves a 100% Free and Reduced Lunch population. Our students represent families from across the city with a large population drawing from the Castle Rouge, Brightmoor and Cody Rouge communities. DLA High School is located at the corner of Evergreen just North of Ford Road. This Academy’s first graduating class was in 2017.

The Academy is committed to providing an educational program focused on preparing students for success at the next educational level and to be accepted to and graduate from college . To that end, Detroit Leadership Academy provides trauma informed education, timely and targeted intervention, and has a culture of achievement centered on high expectations and high support.

Erin Wills Principal, PreK-8 Campus

Sonya Lewis

Principal, PreK-8 Campus

Michille Roper-Few Principal, High School

Josh Stewart

Principal, High School