Alpena High School

Our Mission

Alpena High School is committed to a culture of excellence.

Alpena High School is a Class A school with a well-developed and sophisticated program of academics, practical arts and vocational education for students in grades 9-12. At Alpena High, all students are required to do coursework in English, math, computers, science and social studies. The academic foundation is supplemented with electives in fine arts, foreign language, vocational education, industrial arts, physical education, and advanced courses in academic and technical fields.

Teachers and counselors attend to students' physical, emotional, and academic well-being, working to give them a good learning experience in a caring atmosphere. If AHS is big, it is not impersonal; it looks with pride on each individual success.

The facility itself is a modern complex of seven connected brick and glass buildings on spacious wooded grounds. Alpena High includes:

  • A large, well-appointed auditorium
  • A newly remodeled media center
  • A large gymnasium complex
  • A vocational education center
  • Six computer labs
  • Labs for chemistry, biology, physics, earth science, and reading
  • A student-operated store retailing clothing and various supplies
  • A cafeteria serving nutritious hot lunches

On the north portion of the campus, a center for athletics and physical education features three softball diamonds, two baseball diamonds, a stadium complex and a regulation all-weather track. Attached to the high school is a county-owned public swimming pool available for student use.

In addition to on-campus facilities, lab sites and work stations are located around the community, including home building sites at various locations, a 40-acre forestry lab, agricultural and co-op work stations at a number of places in the county, and a portion of the airport used as a land lab.

Alpena High serves not just district high-schoolers, but students from other high schools around the region. It is also a cultural center and a community gathering place used by citizens from all walks of life.

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  • 23 Mar
    • KAPUT High School Activity Night
      Mar 23
      6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      Alpena High School, 3303 S 3rd Ave, Alpena, MI 49707, USA
      High School Calendar
      Please join us on Friday, March 23rd, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at AHS for an awesome Activity Night sponsored by KAPUT!  The Plaza Pool will be open and there will be several fun activities including Knockerball!  Admission is free.  Volunteers are needed!  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the AHS Main Office at 358-5200 or email Matt Poli at  Donations of cookies and snacks are welcomed and may be dropped off during the day on Friday.  
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  • 9 Apr
Students Plan Walkout

In reaction to school violence, a student movement is being organized for a National School Walkout on March 14 for 17 minutes in honor of the seventeen individuals who lost their lives in the recent Florida tragedy. Several students at Alpena High School and Thunder Bay Junior High have expressed interest in participating.

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Kindergarten Registration Dates Announced

Alpena Public Schools has set dates for Kindergarten registration times at all six of the district's elementary buildings.

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Main Office

Thomas Berriman
Joyce McCoy
CTE Director
Brydi Haugerud
Betty Smigelski
Secretary - Bookkeeper
Theresa Pizzino
Secretary - Attendance
Julie Manning
Secretary - Switchboard
Officer Tim Marquardt
Liaison Officer

D-House Office

Timothy Storch
Athletic Director
Kimberly Tessmer
Sally Donajkowski
Secretary - Athletics

E-House Office

Romeo Bourdage
Assistant Principal (N-Z)
Barbara Bennett
Traci Shumaker
Secretary - Registrar


Lori Vought
Counselor (A-G)
Mary Daoust
Counselor (H-O)
Robyn Miller
Counselor (P-Z)

F-House Office

Stephanie Hitchcock
Assistant Principal (A-M)
Katie Nimcheski
Dean of Students


7:35-8:34 - 1st Period
8:39-9:39 - 2nd Period
9:44-10:43 - 3rd Period

10:48-12:22 - 4th Period

Lunch (during 4th Period):
1st Lunch - 10:48-11:18
2nd Lunch - 11:18-11:48
3rd Lunch - 11:52-12:22

12:27-1:26 - 5th Period
1:31-2:30 - 6th Period

AHS Advisory Day Schedule

7:35-8:25 - 1st Period
8:30-9:20 - 2nd Period
9:25-10:15 - Advisory
10:20-11:10 - 3rd Period
11:15-12:40 - 4th Period

Lunch (during 4th Period):
1st Lunch - 11:15-11:45
2nd Lunch - 12:10-12:40

12:45-1:35 - 5th Period
1:40-2:30 - 6th Period

Half-Day Dismissal - 10:34

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