Detroit Public Schools has partnered with the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning to offer eleventh-grade students an opportunity to study and learn about architecture. The Michigan Architecture Prep Program is a one-semester offering that has been customized for high school students. The participants are students from the following high schools: Cass Technical, Detroit School of Arts, Renaissance, and Western. The teachers are Fellows of U of M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. The main requirement for participation is a genuine interest in any aspect of the architectural field. Students study architectural design, create blueprints, and design scale models. The courses consist of Applied Geometry and Visual Arts and are geared towards college and career readiness opposed to industry or vocational trades. Therefore, an emphasis is placed on project-based learning that requires knowledge in constructing, drawing, and producing two- and three-dimensional models.