Grand Haven Area Public Schools is a district of distinction for students preschool through 12th grade. Our Brand Promise is: Providing exemplary programs and opportunities to meet the diverse needs of our students. For more than 130 years, the core of this district has been academic excellence realized through a rigorous curriculum combined with individual attention from our outstanding staff. GHAPS has gained national recognition for excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. It offers a superior curriculum at all levels, emphasizing Advanced Placement and college-level courses in the high school.
Grand Haven Area Public Schools is one of the finest educational systems in the United States -- in the quality of teaching, administrative personnel, and the excellence of its programs and facilities. The Grand Haven Area Public Schools Board of Education is dedicated to the education of this community's learners. The educational staff is committed and dedicated to providing students with the knowledge and human understanding they will need to contribute positively to modern society. In addition to the educational staff, the district also has an equal number of dedicated employees in the school lunch, transportation, and maintenance programs -- as well as in other areas -- who provide support services for the efficient operation of all school programs. Grand Haven Area Public Schools is a 100-square-mile district including the cities of Grand Haven and Ferrysburg, a portion of Norton Shores in southern Muskegon County, the township of Grand Haven, and portions of the townships of Spring Lake, Port Sheldon, and Robinson. The district includes seven elementary buildings, two middle schools (5-6 and 7-8), and two high schools (9-12). Total K-12 enrollment is just over 6,000 students.
Students in our district receive a wide range of special support services to enhance the quality educational programs. All elementary students receive art, music, and physical education from qualified specialists. Support services for students with special needs are available throughout the district. It is the mission of this district to provide the necessary support and direction to insure the success of all students.
Mission Statement :
The Grand Haven Area Public Schools are committed to the expectation that all students will learn.
It is our obligation to provide each student in our community a positive environment for learning so they will experience success and realize their fullest potential. This school district accepts the responsibility to work in partnership with the community to provide an excellent education that will prepare all learners for the challenges of a changing global society.