GOAL Line 

Transportation and Afterschool Program

Serving Northwest Detroit. Scroll down to learn more!


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Serving ALL Detroit Students


Since August 2018, Northwest Detroit families have benefited from an unprecedented partnership between charter school operators, Detroit Public Schools Community District officials, teachers, parents, and city leaders to improve education opportunity for Detroit students. It’s called the GOAL (Get On And Learn) Line.

So, what does it mean for you and your family?…

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Safe, Reliable, and Free Transportation!

The GOAL Line picks up K-8 students from any of the ten schools on the bus loop closest to their home, transporting them to the participating school of their choice, the after-school program at Northwest Activities Center, and back to one of the ten schools closest to home in the evening. Children who sign up for the GOAL Line receive a swipe card to use at pick-up and drop-off points, which sends text notifications to parents. Additionally, adult monitors accompany students on each camera-equipped bus to ensure a safe ride for all.

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Quality Detroit School Options

The GOAL Line connects Detroit families with 10 quality public schools - District and Charter - in Northwest Detroit. Students enrolled at any one of the following schools — six DPSCD schools and four charter schools — will be eligible for GOAL Line transportation and after-school services.  

Schools on the GOAL Line:

Bagley Elementary (DPSCD) Grades: Pre-K to 6
8100 Curtis Street, Detroit MI, 48221-2519
Phone: (313) 494-7175 • Fax: (313) 494-7173
Principal: Christa Reeves

Coleman A. Young Elementary (DPSCD) Grades: Pre-K to 5
15771 Hubbell Street, Detroit MI, 48227-2948
Phone: (313) 852-0725 • Fax: (313) 852-0732
Principal: Melissa Scott

Cornerstone Lincoln-King Academy (Charter) Grades: K-8
13436 Grove Street, Detroit, MI 48235
P: (313) 862-2352
F: (313) 862-2462
Principal: Phillip Price

Detroit Achievement Academy (Charter) Grades: K-6
7000 W Outer Dr.
Detroit, MI 48235
(313) 468-9518
Principal: Adrian Monge

Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS) (DPSCD) Grades: Pre K-8
6501 West Outer Drive, Detroit MI, 48235
Phone: (313) 651-2400 • Fax: (313) 651-2401
Principal: Todd Losie

John R. King Academic & Performing Arts Academy (DPSCD) Grades: Pre-K - 8
15850 Strathmoor Street, Detroit MI, 48227-2965
Phone: (313) 866-9600 • Fax: (313) 866-9626
Principal: Felicia Cook

MacDowell Preparatory Academy (Charter) Grades: K-8
Address: 4201 W. Outer Drive, Detroit, MI 48221
Located near: W. Outer Drive, Wyoming and Meyers
Phone: (313) 494-7310
Principal: Lindsie Boykin

Schulze Academy for Technology and Arts (DPSCD) Grades: Pre-K to 6
10700 Santa Maria Street, Detroit MI, 48221-2334
Phone: (313) 340-4400 • Fax: (313) 340-4401
Principal: Angela Kemp

University YES Academy (Charter) Grades: K-8
14669 Curtis
Detroit, MI 48235
(313) 270-2556  •  Fax: (313) 646-6887

Vernor Elementary (DPSCD) Grades: Pre-K to 6
13726 Pembroke Avenue, Detroit MI, 48235-1519
Phone: (313) 494-7342 • Fax: (313) 494-7341
Principal: Tonyia Jeanmarie

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Excellent After-school Care

The GOAL Line transports students to the Northwest Activities Center for continued enrichment during after-school hours. Research shows that exceptional after-school programs have positive effects on children’s social-emotional and mental development, as well as being associated with better grades and decreases in problematic behavior.

Students are immersed in free activities: 

  • Robotics

  • Basketball

  • Arts and crafts

  • Swimming

  • Academic tutoring

  • Gymnastics

Trained counselors, teachers and security officers are all on site and fully engaged.

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How to Join

All students who attend one of the 10 GOAL Line schools along the bus route are eligible for free transportation and after-school activities. Any student enrolled at the school can access the after-school program, although the services are available only for the GOAL Line schools. Students are not required to use the GOAL Line, and can continue to use existing yellow school bus services if they prefer.

For more information, please call: (313) 224-1222