From elementary classrooms
to university laboratories, Schoolcraft County
residents have access to a lifetime of learning
Schoolcraft County residents ensure the prosperity
of their communities by supporting their schools
with tax dollars and countless volunteer hours.
Most Schoolcraft County students attend schools
administered by the Manistique Area Public School
District. Enrolling about 1,150 students, the
district administers three K-5 elementary schools
and a combined 6-8 middle school/9-12 high school.
The district also sponsors an alternative high
All MAS classrooms are equipped with at least
one computer. Students can take courses offered
at other schools via interactive television. The
High-Five Mentorship Program is a unique program
in which high school students spend time in elementary
classrooms helping younger students in a variety
IN addition to a strong core curriculum, Manistique
Area Public Schools provide students with advanced
placement courses. Career preparation is incorporated
into classrooms throughout the district. For example,
area business people visit elementary classrooms
to explain their profession; middle school students
learn about job opportunities through visits to
area businesses; and an annual career day at the
high school gives older student insights into
At Manistique, elementary schools have won four
"Golden Apple" Awards in the last two
years. Each award was worth $50,000. Presented
by the State of Michigan, these awards are designed
to recognize outstanding student achievement test
A number of Schoolcraft County children attend
schools administered by the Tahquamenon Area Schools.
Also offered to residents of Schoolcraft County
is the opportunity for students to attend private
school, K through 8 at St. Francis de Sales.
Big Bay de Noc School District enrolls about
360 students at its K-12 school in Garden (Delta
County). Tahquamenon Area Schools, based in Newberry
(Luce County), enrolls about 1,200 students. The
preK-12 district comprises a high school, middle
school and two elementary schools.
Manistique Area Public Schools and Big Bay de Noc
School District receive special education and teacher
professional development programming from the Delta-Schoolcraft
Intermediate School District. The ISD's Career Technical
Center. offers high school students courses in the
fields of business, health, building trades, automotive
and manufacturing technology. The Eastern Upper
Peninsula ISD provides similar services to the Tahquamenon
Outside the classroom, area students
can participate in a full range of academic clubs,
music programs and interscholastic sports. In
Manistique, a new football stadium and track were
built in 2003.
|Schoolcraft County high school graduates
who want to continue their education don't have
to travel far. Manistique Area Schools offers night
college classes at the high school, Bay de Noc Community
College, Northern Michigan University, Lake Superior
State University and Michigan Technological University
offer certificates and degrees in a diversity of
fields, as well as administering training programs
designed to meet the needs of area employers.
- Bay de Noc Community College is a two-year
public college offering certificates, associates
degrees and university transfer programs in
fields ranging from business to manufacturing
technology. The college, also known as Bay College,
has an enrollment of about 2,300 students. Also
located on the college's 150-acre campus is
a Michigan Technical Education Center. Opened
in 2000, the M-TEC provides workforce training
programs designed to meet the specific needs
of area businesses. Programs are designed to
accommodate employees schedules, and are offered
on the college's campus, at the worksite or
via interactive television. Bay College also
offers four-year degrees through articulation
programs with Northern Michigan University,
Franklin University, Lake Superior State University
and Phoenix University.
- Northern Michigan University, in Marquette,
is a public university. Founded in 1899, NMU
annually enrolls approximately 8,600 students
pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees
in more than 100 majors ranging fro accounting
to zoology. Eighty percent of NMU faculty hold
doctorates or the highest degrees in their field.
Average class size is 23, with an overall student/faculty
ratio of 20/1. The NCAA, Division II school
fields the full spectrum of men's and women's
athletics, and it athletic facilities include
the 8,000-seat Superior Dome, the world's largest
- Michigan Technological University, in Houghton,
is one of the nation's premier science and technology
institutions. The university, which annually
enrolls about 6,600 students, has been included
among the top-50 public universities in the
country by the U.S. News & World Report.
Founded in 1885, Michigan Tech is a state-supported
institution offering certificates, associate's,
bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in
more that 60 majors. Like LSSU, it is a NCAA
Division II school in all sports except hockey,
where it competes in Division I.
to a strong core curriculum, Manistique Area
Public Schools provide students with advanced
placement courses and work study opportunities.
Career preparation is incorporated into classrooms
throughout the district.
aren't the only ones passing apples at
school. Professional educators are presenting
them o the Manistique Area Schools.
In the past two years, district schools
have received four Golden Apples from
Standard and Poors, a national school
evaluation group. Manistique is one of
29 districts in Michigan - our of 554
- being applauded for "beating the
odds" for a third year.
Schools beat the odds when their Michigan
Education Assessment Program (MEAP) scores
are above the state average, when school
participation is at or above the state
average and when economically disadvantaged
students are at or above the state average.
The Golden Apple awards show that Manistique
Area Schools do more than teach children.
The educators truly believe that every
child can and will develop to his or her
fullest potential and acquire the skills
necessary to become useful and productive
Manistique Are School - where your child
will rise above the odds.