GHHS Academics

One of the most exciting aspects of Grand Haven High School is the variety of exemplary academic opportunities available to students. There is a broad spectrum of classes to encourage a well-rounded education as well as meet the diverse needs of students.

Throughout the nearly 90 classrooms and 96 teaching centers, the academic emphasis focuses not only providing a solid core curriculum including Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, but also how to best prepare students for college - including the opportunity to earn credit in 16 AP courses. Grand Haven High School students also learn those skills necessary for the increasingly competitive and technologically advanced workplace through courses in world languages, and business, computer, and vocational education. 

A result of the rigorous academic experience, Grand Haven High School students consistently score above county and state averages, and students have successfully carried their knowledge from the classroom and applied it through a variety of activities. The Science Olympiad program boasts a tradition of excellence, and has competed in more than 25 national tournaments - an unprecedented achievement. The student newspaper - the Bucs' Blade - is consistently awarded the highest level of achievement at the state level and is in the national high school newspaper hall of fame. These are just two examples of the many successful programs offered as part of the Grand Haven High School campus experience.

External LinkMichigan's Online Course Catalog



Curriculum Course Guides

For several years, Grand Haven Area Public Schools has been offering students the opportunity to take online courses through Michigan Virtual University (MVU). Our experience with MVU has been a good experience for our district. MVU offers many classes aligned to the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC). Please review the PDF DocumentParent Letter outlining the details.

For more information on Expanding Online Learning and the PDF DocumentImplementation of 21F, please click on the link.

  1. If your student is interested in enrolling in an online course, please make sure that you follow the steps listed below.
  2. Review and discuss the PDF DocumentCharacteristics of Successful Online Learners.
  3. Review the link to PDF DocumentParent Guide to Online Learning published by MVU.
  4. Print and complete the PDF DocumentOnline Learning Questionnaire.
  5. Review the courses offered in the External LinkMichigan Virtual High School Course Catalog.
  6. Print and complete the PDF DocumentOnline Learning Application Form.
  7. Return the above forms to the school counselor/principal
  8. Schedule a meeting with the counselor/principal, student, and parent/guardian during the course registration window
  9. Complete the PDF DocumentOnline Learning Contract
  10. Complete enrollment

If you have questions regarding online courses, please call your building principal or your guidance counselor.