Alpena High School


Advance Placement Update:

  • AHS will NOT be able to post the Advanced Placement class lists at this time and send out the AP Summer Homework

  • Due to new employee hires and the shifting of staffing positions, finalizing our Master Schedule for next year would be a poor decision to allow for summer homework to be sent out. 

  • Emails will go out on August 16 for those on the AP lists to outline what needs to be done for Summer Homework (which will not be the same as in years past)

Please see the email from Mr. Bourdage for more information

Our Mission

Alpena High School is dedicated to producing 21st Century Graduates.

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 School includes:

  • A large, well-appointed auditorium
  • A newly remodeled media center featuring a student-run Credit Union
  • A large gymnasium complex with separate basketball and volleyball surfaces
  • A state of the art Career Technical Education program
  • 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, and the Park Family Field at Wildcat Stadium. 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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  • 3 Aug
    • APS Community Town Hall Meeting
      Date: Aug 3
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Alpena Senior High School, 3303 S 3rd Ave, Alpena, MI 49707, USA
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Join APS Superintendent David Rabbideau for an engaging and interactive evening of dialogue for members of the Alpena Community and School District. Topics of focus will be those that have been shared recently with the Board of Education.
  • 5 Aug
    • APS Online Parent Meeting 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      APS Online Parent Meeting
      Date: Aug 5
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Informational Meeting for any Alpena Public School parent interested in APS Online for Fall, 2021
  • 6 Aug
    • Property Committee 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Property Committee
      Date: Aug 6
      Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Calendar: District Calendar
  • 16 Aug
    • BOE Meeting 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      BOE Meeting
      Date: Aug 16
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Calendar: District Calendar
      This meeting will be held in-person in the Gerry Ludwig Board Room, 2373 Gordon Rd., Alpena, MI 49707.

      Please review these CDC mask guidelines:

      Fully vaccinated or Medically cannot tolerate a face mask

      People do not need to wear masks.


      The CDC strongly recommends mask usage indoors, outdoors and in crowded situations for unvaccinated people, including children. 

      Weakened immune system

      The CDC recommends masks and distancing.

  • 20 Aug



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Main Office Personnel

Romeo Bourdage
Brydi Haugerud
Kimberly Tessmer
Secretary - Extended Learning
Julie Manning
Secretary - Switchboard
Officer Adam David
Liaison Officer

D-House Office Personnel

Lisa Thayer
School Nurse
Lisa Lenard
Social Worker - Alcona Health Center

E-House Office Personnel

Barbara Bennett
Traci Shumaker
Secretary - Registrar
Lisa Siegert
School Success Worker
Jessica Pilarski
Teacher Consultant
Mike Buchinger
Assistant Principal (A-L)
Jesse Pattison
Assistant Principal (M-Z)

Counselors (E-House)

Lori Vought
Counselor (A-E)
Mary Daoust
Counselor (F-L)
Barbara Matteson
Counselor (M-R)
Robyn Miller
Counselor (S-Z)

F-House Office Personnel

Brooke Suiter
Secretary - Athletics
Jon Studley
Athletic Director/Testing Coordinator

Media Center

Lee Fitzpatrick
Parent Inv. Coordinator/Early College Ad.
Julie Samp
Instructional Assistant (Library)

Restorative Practices Room

Stephanie Florip
Dean of Student Supports
Kristine Johnson

Daily Schedule

1st Hour: 7:35 - 8:25 a.m.
2nd  Hour: 8:30 - 9:20 a.m.
Advisory: 9:25 - 9:45 a.m.
3rd Hour: 9:50 - 10:40 a.m.
4th Hour: 10:45 –12:22 p.m.

1st Lunch: 10:40 - 11:10
2nd Lunch: 11:16 - 11:46
3rd Lunch: 11:52 - 12:22

5th Hour: 12:27 - 1:17 p.m. 
6th Hour: 1:22 - 2:10 p.m.

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