Dicken Elementary

Ann Arbor Public Schools

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Office: 734-994-1928 Fax: 734-997-1884

School Announcements


  • Welcome to Dicken Elementary

    Home of the Dolphins

    Upcoming Dates

    • Monday, February 12 - 10:00 Student Lighthouse Team Assembly - Parent Involvement Day / NAAPID

    • Friday, February 16 - Tuesday, February 20 - No School - Mid-Winter Break

    • Wednesday, February 21 - School Resumes

    • Thursday, February 22 - Kindergarten Round Up, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

    • Tuesday, February 27 - No School - Election Day


     AAPS Enrollment for 2024-25 Open

    Enrollment for the 2024-25 school year opened on Monday, January 8th. The first application window for AAPS In-District Transfer and the ONLY application window for the Community High Lottery and Ann Arbor Open Lottery is Monday, January 8, 2024, to Wednesday, February 14, 2024. This first AAPS In-District Transfer Window only applies to those seeking a placement other than their geographically assigned school for the fall of 2024 at the following levels: Young-Fives, Grades 9 & 10, and Grade 11 for IB. Enrollment is open for new families to apply to their neighborhood school for next year as well. More information about enrollment can be found here.

    ***If you have a child who will be enrolling in our Young 5s program, please apply during this enrollment period. Spaces can fill up quickly. This includes families who live in Dicken’s attendance area. You MUST apply during this window as well. More information on Young 5s and Kindergarten can be found here.

    Free Breakfast and Lunch

    The Michigan School Meals Program is providing free breakfast and lunch for ALL students in Michigan. Please see the information below.


      • No matter your status or interest in breakfast/lunch

      • Only complete meals are free. If you buy a la carte (such as a getting a milk) it still costs the usual amount.

    AAPS and the state use these applications to determine Title I status, summer lunch programs, and even scholarships for rec and ed, among other benefits. 

    **If your child would like to eat breakfast, they should come through the front entrance beginning at 8:30 am.

    Mission Statement 

    Dicken School will inspire all students as leaders to achieve their full academic and social potential as lifelong learners. We will emphasize equity and opportunity for each and every child, each and every day.

    Vision: All Dicken students have the resources and support they need to meet grade level outcomes:

    • Dicken School continually focuses on effective student learning
    • Individualized classroom instruction meets the learning styles of all students
    • Communication fosters partnerships with students, staff, families, & community
    • Knowledge empowers students for success in the 21st century
    • Every student is engaged in his or her learning
    • Necessary life skills and appreciation of diversity prepare Dicken students to be global citizens


    Dicken Awards



District Spotlight


  • The Ann Arbor Public Schools has partnered with PowerSchool Enrollment to allow parents to pre-enroll their students online. Please see our Who Can Apply page for more information.

    Enrollment Process:

    1. Determine which enrollment options are available and best suit your student.
    2. Complete an online pre-enrollment application.
    3. Complete the full enrollment by email invitation, and upload the required enrollment documents.

    Ann Arbor Public Schools is proud to offer multiple enrollment options for our families in order to best serve our community.

    Follow this link to get started.