Detroit Public Schools is a school district that owns and operates various elementary, middle and high schools. It provides a range of academic and extracurricular options to students in kindergarten through grade 12. The school district operates parental involvement and public and government relations departments. The district s schools offer classes in language arts, English, mathematics, science and social studies. Its schools also provide academic programs in computers and special and gifted education. The district s schools operate student councils, as well as provide transportation services. In addition, its schools organize a range of athletic activities, such as football, basketball, softball, baseball, cross-country, and track and field. Detroit Public Schools is located in Detroit.