ABOUT SOUTHEASTERN HIGH SCHOOL

  • Small classroom sizes where students set their own goals and work at their own pace through personal learning plans
  • Home to the 2013 Boys Basketball Michigan Class A State Finalist.
  • Competitive athletics program including football, volleyball, cross country , track and field, basketball, softball, and the first Boys Lacrosse Team in the City of Detroit.
  • Partnerships with a variety of community organizations including Detroit Parent Network partner and Communities In Schools, as well as youth mentoring programs such as 180 Degrees and the 100 Black Men organizations.
  • The Preparatory Academy at Southeastern (PASE) Program where students are able to accelerate their learning in a college-like atmosphere. Students are able to choose the amount of time they spend on subjects and how they choose to engage with the content.
  • Partnerships with the Chrysler Corporation and Magna International in sponsorship of our Southeastern Robotics Team.
  • Development of a state of the art Robotics Lab (Sponsored by the Magna International) as well as a SMART LAB to better equip students with the technology and inquiry skills needed to be “Next Generation Ready” upon graduation.
  • Students can earn free college credits and job placement through our Career and Technical Education Program.
  • Students who need extra help will have more time to catch up and students who learn at a faster pace can excel.
  • Every student is eligible for scholarships through the Detroit Scholarship Fund.
Our Philosophy

The schools of the Education Achievement Authority (EAA) of Michigan implement a student-centered system of personalized learning where every student has an individualized learning plan. Each student works at their own pace — they get extra time when they need it and the opportunity to accelerate ahead when they don’t. For example, if a student can complete course work in six months, rather than nine, they will be advanced to the next level of instruction. If a student needs 10 months to complete course work, they will not be penalized because it takes them longer. Students achieve credit based on when they master their skills and complete individual goals, not when the calendar says it’s time. Parents, students and teachers have real-time access to information on student progress. Each student has access to a personal computer. 

Our History

Southeastern High School was built in the former village of Fairview, a semi-rural area dotted by forests and swampy fields that had recently become a part of the city of Detroit. It was so removed from the central city of Detroit, that students talked about trekking to the jungle and began referring to themselves as "Jungaleers." In February of their first year, Southeastern High School adopted a motto, "Age Quod Agis", which is Latin for, "Finish What You Begin." School colors along with a school song, "The Purple and White" were soon adopted as well, after the many wildflowers covering neighboring fields in the springtime. In 1918 the building was expanded to include a new library, gymnasium, lunchroom, science lab, additional classrooms and student lockers. On June 22, 1920, 39 proud seniors received their diplomas as the first graduating class of Southeastern High School.