The Goal Line

GOAL Line Bus & Afterschool Program

Students in grades K-8 that attend a partner school are eligible to ride the GOAL Line bus to get to afterschool programming at the Northwest Activities Center. Students can also ride the bus to get to and from school.

GOAL Line Bus loop

Just interested in GOAL Line transportation?  Students who attend one of the fourteen GOAL Line schools are eligible for free transportation to and from school using the GOAL Line bus loop.

How does the bus loop work?

The GOAL Line bus loop runs before and after school and makes stops at all fourteen of the GOAL Line partner schools in northwest Detroit. There is not cost for students to catch the GOAL Line bus at any of the designated stops and ride the bus to their school. Buses run in both directions around the loop, allowing students to take the fastest route to their school. 

If your student is participating in the afterschool program, they can also ride the bus to their afterschool enrichments, and to the stop closest to their home in the evening.

Bus schedules will be announced in August prior to the start of the school year.

Participating Goal line Schools

In order to take part in the GOAL Line Program, students must be enrolled in one of the fourteen GOAL Line partner schools below. To enroll your child in one of these schools, please visit the school’s website, listed below.

Schulze Academy for Technology and Arts

10700 Santa Maria St, Detroit, MI 48221

Structure: DPSCD
Grades: PreK-6

Phone: (313) 340-4400
Enrollment: detroitk12.org/schulze

Cornerstone Lincoln-King Academy

13436 Grove St, Detroit, MI

Structure: Charter
Grades: 6-10

Phone: (313) 862-2352
Enrollment: cornerstoneschools.org

Cornerstone Adams-Young Academy

13130 Grove Street, Detroit, MI 48235

Structure: Charter
Grades: K-5

Phone: (313) 862-2352
Enrollment: cornerstoneschools.org

Vernor Elementary School

13726 Pembroke Ave, Detroit, MI

Structure: DPSCD
Grades: PreK-6

Phone: (313) 494-7342
Enrollment: detroitk12.org/vernor

University YES

14669 Curtis St, Detroit, MI

Structure: Charter
Grades: K-8

Phone: (313) 270-2556
Enrollment: universityyesacademy.org

Coleman A. Young Elementary School

15771 Hubbell Street, Detroit MI, 48227

Structure: DPSCD
Grades: PreK-5

Phone: (313) 852-0725
Enrollment: detroitk12.org/young

John R. King Academic and Performing Arts Academy

15850 Strathmoor St, Detroit, MI

Structure: DPSCD
Grades: PreK-8

Phone: (313) 866-9600
Enrollment: detroitk12.org/jrking

MacDowell Preparatory Academy

4201 W Outer Dr, Detroit, MI

Structure: Charter
Grades: K-8

Phone: (313) 494-8141
Enrollment: macdowellprep.com

Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies

6501 W Outer Dr, Detroit, MI

Structure: Charter
Grades: PreK-8

Phone: (313) 651-2400
Enrollment: detroitk12.org/Domain/87

Detroit Achievement Academy

7000 W Outer Dr, Detroit, MI

Structure: Charter
Grades: K-6

Phone: (313) 468-9518
Enrollment: detroitachievement.org

Bagley Elementary School of Journalism and Technology

8100 Curtis Street, Detroit MI, 48221

Structure: DPSCD
Grades: PreK-6

Phone: (313) 494-7175
Enrollment: detroitk12.org/bagley

Rutherford Winans Academy

16411 Curtis St, Detroit, MI 48235

Structure: Charter
Grades: K-5

Phone: (313) 852-0709
Enrollment: rutherfordwinansk5.org

Pasteur Elementary School

19811 Stoepel St, Detroit, MI 48221

Structure: DPSCD
Grades: PreK-6

Phone: (313) 494-7314
Enrollment: detroitk12.org/Page/236

Palmer Park Preparatory Academy

3901 Margareta, Detroit, MI  48224

Structure: DPSCD
Grades: PreK-8

Phone: (313) 494-7300
Enrollment: detroitk12.org/PalmerPark

Enrichment Classes

The GOAL Line afterschool program offers rotating enrichment classes tailored to student interests. Students could learn robotics, refine their sports skills, challenge their minds with chess, show off their creative side with arts and crafts, and much more. Activities help students build new skills and are focused on four main pillars:

  • Building a learning mindset
  • Promoting healthy bodies and minds
  • Fostering relationships and leadership skills
  • Preparing for the future
FAQs
Can my child attend the afterschool program or use the GOAL Line bus loop if they do not attend a partnering school?

One of our goals is to encourage Detroit area residents to take advantage of the great schools that are right in their back yard. Those who do not attend these schools are not eligible.

Who runs the GOAL Line program?

The GOAL Line program is run by the Community Education Commission (CEC), a Detroit nonprofit dedicated to eliminating barriers that families face to accessing quality education in Detroit. The CEC partners with the City of Detroit, charter operators, Detroit Public Schools Community District, and many others to create the GOAL Line program.

Who will be teaching my kids in the GOAL Line afterschool program?

Nothing is more important to us than giving students the best experience possible. The CEC uses a rigorous selection process to identify high-quality enrichment partners with a proven track record of providing high-quality youth programming in Detroit. Enrichment partner staff must go through a State of Michigan Childcare Licensing background check prior to teaching students in the program. A list of partners can be seen on our Partners page. 

Does my child have to attend the afterschool program in order to use the GOAL Line bus?

No. Students will ride the GOAL Line bus from their school to Northwest Activities Center.

Can I pick up my child at Northwest Activities Center?

Yes, parents or an authorized contact can pick up a student at Northwest Activities Center at the end of programming. Please read the attendance policy for early pick up in the code of conduct.

What is the cost of the bus loop?

Transportation is free for students enrolled at one of the fourteen GOAL Line schools.

What is the cost of the afterschool program?

There is a $25 registration fee per family for the 2019-2020 afterschool program. Scholarships are available; please call the Community Education Commission at 313-224-1222.

How can I pay the $25 fee?

During the afterschool registration process, you will be prompted to pay the $25 fee. We accept CashApp, PayPal, or money orders (in person drop off). More specific instructions are provided during registration. Please note only the afterschool program requires a fee. The bus loop is completely free.

Can I get a refund?

Refunds will be issued prior to the start of program on September 23rd if students no longer want to participate or if they change schools. Refunds will be made the same way payment was received.

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