Welcome to online learning through Alpena Public Schools!

Enroll in APS onlineBeing in the public school setting and part of its social life is best for many students, but it does not fit everyone. Online learning provides another avenue for students to take classes and earn credits toward a high school diploma.

Are you home-bound, homeschooled, have serious medical issues, or not enrolled/going to school? Maybe you feel other students are holding you back or you want to work at your own pace? Maybe you can't fit that class you need or want into your current schedule? Through the APS Online Education program, Alpena Public Schools offers courses in every subject, grades K through 12, taught by certified on-line instructors.  Best of all, it’s free to students in Michigan.

What to do next? You can...


  • Certified online instructors for students to interact with for each course
  • A local teacher to act as a mentor to keep students on track and parents informed
  • Access to many different curriculum providers with thousands of classes to choose from
  • APS Online students can also participate on the local sports teams at TBJH and AHS (regular fundraising or team fees apply)

All of these things are provided at no cost to you.

APS Online, any time, any place, any pace.

Call (989) 358-5170 or Email Matt Poli for more information.

Start the enrollment process now!


APS Online has many different curriculum providers available to us, not just one like many others. We have over a thousand classes for you to choose from, including more than 30 different AP courses!

For a complete listing of classes check out the APS Online District Course Catalog.

For more information visit the Michigan Online Course Catalog

1: Who is eligible for enrollment?
Any Michigan resident under the age of 20 in grades K-12

2: How do I enroll?
Follow the steps on the Enrollment Page or call 989-358-5170

3: Will the program provide me with a computer if I don't have one?
All APS Students in grades 6-12 are provided with a district-issued Chromebook.  If you are new to APS, your device can be picked up at either TBJH or AHS/ACES.

K-5 students may elect to sign out an APS Chromebook from their home school for the duration of their Online classes.  These devices will need to be returned at the end of the semester or school year.

If your students are in grades 9-12 and elect to take an elective that requires a laptop instead of a Chromebook, they can work with their APS mentor to secure the appropriate device.

4: Are there enrollment deadlines? Yes. Students interested in enrolling as 100% online students for the Fall 2024 semester must register by Friday, August 16, 2024.
Students in grades 6-12 registering for fall semester courses must communicate with their counselors by Friday, May 17, 2024. Changes after this date are subject to administrative approval. Once a student is enrolled in an online course, changes will not take place and students will be expected to complete the course(s).

5: Upon completion of the program, will I receive a diploma?
Students that participate receive the diploma of the school they are registered under, either Alpena High School or Aces Academy

6: What is your curriculum based upon?
All courses are aligned with the state of Michigan Common Core Standards

7: Do you have highly qualified teachers for each subject?
Yes. Teachers are required to be highly qualified and certified in the subject area

8: Do you accept students with a previous or active IEP?
Yes, but an IEP must be held stating that the APS Online program is the best placement for the student

9:  Do you have tutoring programs available if I need help? Please contact the student’s mentor for available options.

10: Can my son or daughter participate on the TBJH or AHS sports teams?
 Yes, as students are considered regular students of the school they are registered under. All MHSAA qualifications must be met including eligibility expectations. Students/parents with questions specific to athletic eligibility of online students will need to contact the APS Athletic Director Jon Studley at 989-358-5313 or

11: If I currently home school will I have a choice in what classes my son or daughter takes?Yes, however, the amount of options will be specific to the age/grade level of the student. Students in grades 6-12 will communicate with their school counselor who will help develop options to help guide students as strive to meet their graduation requirements.



Why pay for curriculum and materials when you can receive them for free as part of the APS Online program? Through the APS Online Education program, Alpena Public Schools offers courses in every subject from grades K through 12 taught by certified on-line instructors.

 Enjoy the benefits of homeschooling without the cost. Our staff works with families and supports them in answering questions, the enrollment process, and developing a flexible plan that leads toward graduation.

Stay involved with available guardian accounts to monitor your student's progress. Your son or daughter will also be able to participate on the local sports teams here at AHS and TBJH. Best of all, it's free for students in Michigan.

APS Online Features

  • Grades K-12
  • Full or part-time
  • Free tuition
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Participate on local sports teams at AHS and TBJH

If the course you want isn't offered in the traditional setting, or you just can't fit the class you want into your schedule with your other traditional courses, online classes may be the alternative you are looking for.  Students can take up to two Online courses per semester without being considered full-time Online Students.  The online course that you want would just replace one of the hours in your regular school day.  

Interested? Make an appointment to see your counselor!


APS Online

Nancy Abram
Online Mentor
Kristina Copping
Online Mentor
Kelly Maciejewski
Office Assistant
Matt Poli
Catherine Rabbideau
Online Mentor

APS online, any place, time or pace