1556 Chalmers Street
P. O. Box 241
Martin, MI 49070

P:  269-672-5554

Dr. David Harnish
Principal
dharnish@martinpublicschools.org

Robert VandenBerg
Dean of Students/Athletic Director
rvandenberg@martinpublicschools.org

 A Welcome Message from the Principal

Martin High School provides your student with an excellent academic program that will prepare him/her to achieve their future goals. Our caring, dedicated staff helps each student acquire the educational skills necessary for success. Rigorous learning standards are combined with personal attention and opportunities for involvement that are only possible in a close-knit school community.

MHS students experience a strong academic program including:

  • Rigorous curriculum aligned with Michigan benchmarks
  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • Advanced Career Training through the Allegan County Technical & Education Center
  • Student support including tutoring programs
  • Award-winning band and wood shop programs
  • A variety of co-curricular activities including Student Council, National Honor Society, Drama Club, Spanish Club and athletics
  • Implementation of a Positive Behavior Program in grades 7-12 that will promote school pride, a safe environment, and a greater sense of self amongst students!
  • “Prescription Education” – tailoring the needs of students to a prescription of learning that will help ensure better success academically.
  • 26% of the Class of 2012 attending the Early College Academy at the Allegan Vo-Tech Center. Allowing students to gain college credit while being transported by the district instead of driving to a college campus. It saves the family money in gas, books, and tuition. It also gives our students a “head start” towards their post-high school education.
  • A five period modified block schedule in the high school that will allow students to “fast track” through the Michigan Merit Curriculum and begin their post-high school goals and/or aspirations while still enjoying the extra-curricular opportunities in high school.
  • Online classes offered throughout the school day and after school. This allows the option for students who are non-traditional learners in the classroom. It also gives struggling students the opportunity to re-gain lost credit so they can graduate on time with their peers.
  • Partnership with Big Brothers/Big Sisters implementing a mentor program with upperclassmen and elementary students. A great way to promote a sense of school community!
  • An environment that fosters a sense of individual attention to students. It also promotes the ability for a student to participate in extra-curricular activities without the fear of competing against large numbers of students.