About MTA

The Michigan Technical Academy (MTA) is a public school academy that serves about 1,000 students from several area communities, most notably the cities of Detroit, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Oak Park and Redford Township. The Academy is authorized by Central Michigan University, with whom we have had a close working relationship since our founding. We are a tuition-free, community-oriented institution with two campuses and an open-enrollment policy: All Michigan-resident students from pre-k through the eighth grade are welcome. In 2012, we purchased a beautiful new site on Mansfield in Detroit. The spacious campus houses students in preschool and grades K-4. Our middle school campus, on Elmira in Redford, houses grades 5-8. We now have limited openings in most grades and will accept students at any point during the year.

Our Vision

From our youngest preschool students to our eighth graders, we hold the highest academic and social expectations, and the same ultimate objective: to read, write, speak, listen, compute, think, and solve problems at a level equal to or better than their peers across the state. We truly believe that every student is capable of high-level academic achievement.

Our Purpose

To help our children have a voice and participate in making a better world.

Mission Statement

The mission of Michigan Technical Academy is to develop and challenge students to be innovative thinkers through technology-rich instruction.

Awards & Recognition

We have received three outstanding academic achievement awards from the Skillman Foundation and we were recognized as a Midwest “School to Watch” by the Education Trust, a national independent education advocacy organization.

We also were honored by the State Superintendent for three years as a “Top School.”

MTA –  which has a campus in Redford and Detroit —  relies on a rigorous curriculum and evidence-based instructional strategies to foster an interest in learning and inspire your child to achieve.  We firmly believe that our comprehensive technological and educational services  (robotics classes, smart boards in every classroom, personal laptops for every student) instill students with the knowledge base and study habits that will support them throughout their college years.

We provide a challenging, multi-faceted learning experience that will nurture your child mentally and help him/her develop the confidence, skills and determination needed to self advocate and be fully engaged in a competitive, global marketplace. Sending your child to MTA is more than an investment in the future.

It’s an educational milestone!

Neither of our buildings made AYP in 2011-12 due to average daily attendance being under 90% in 2010-11 (we have since increased attendance rate to 93%).

Each of our buildings had an Education Yes! grade of D in 2011-12.