Starting July 7th maintenance will be spraying for weeds around the following buildings: Central Office, TBJH, AHS, Stadium and fields. Please avoid areas where signs are posted. Spaying should end August 4th, weather permitting.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Alpena Public Schools is accepting SCHOOLS OF CHOICE applications for non-resident students for all grades in all schools for all programs under SECTIONS 105 and 105c.  Applications will be accepted from August 1, 2017 through September 8, 2017.  Enrollment documents may be obtained at 2373 Gordon Road, Alpena between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday or online at  Completed paperwork must be submitted at 2373 Gordon Road within the application period.  For additional information, call Angie at 989-358-5025.

Alpena Public Schools is committed to a high standard of accessibility of our web-based content for individuals with disabilities. We are working to implement solutions to ensure accessibility of all our web content.

ATTENTION AHS STUDENTS: Student lists for AP Euro, AP Gov, AP Lang/Comp and AP Psych are available HERE.

Snow Days and the Calendar

The winter has certainly been “eventful” so far.  Throughout northeastern Michigan the wet, heavy snow and ice have made this a season to remember.  As of April 7th we have had 10 snow days!

Every year we get loads of questions about snow day make-ups and the end of the school year.  Part of the confusion is that the rules have changed a few times over the years.  It used to be that school districts were allowed a certain number of cancelled days, and any days missed after that had to be made up.  Then the rules changed to count the number of hours missed instead of counting days – this was always a little more confusing.

All public schools are required to provide 175 days and 1098 hours of teacher instruction in a school year.  The rules changed back to counting days or the hourly equivalent– we have 6 days (30 hours) of "grace" for days and/or hours lost to conditions not within the school’s control (weather, health, building issues).  This means at present we have 4 days to make up.  Options are limited which means the most logical place to put the days is at the end of the school year.

Here are some other key facts about snow days.  Trivia buffs can amaze their friends with these fascinating tidbits:

  • School cancellations caused by weather and other “acts of God” that occur after April 1 do have to be made up.  This is a recent change.
  • A district may request a waiver of 3 additional snow days from the State Superintendent.  However, the district must show that there is a demonstrable hardship to make up the days beyond the 6 allowed.  Lengthening the school year into June is not a hardship.
  • In both the 2008-09 and 2012-13 school years, APS had 11 snow days – wow!
  • The last day for seniors and the date of commencement do not change based on snow days.
  • There is no financial benefit or incentive to have students attend school or to cancel.

When it comes to school cancellations student safety is the priority.  We are a big district covering a lot of territory.  We try to err on the side of caution when called snow days, and we don’t shy away from closing school just because we have to make them up.  For more information about how we handle school cancellations, click HERE.

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