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Portage Community High School shares a campus on the corner of Milham and Oregon Avenue with Portage North Middle School and Portage Northern High School and creates a welcoming, family-like, supportive atmosphere for students who have not found success at a "traditional" high school but are still committed to their education.

Students at Community High School complete the same Michigan Merit Curriculum as all other students in the district. They use the same books and take the same assessments as students at Portage Northern and Portage Central, but what sets Community High school apart is block scheduling for credit recovery, small class sizes, and generous amounts of one-on-one interaction from the staff, who specialize in turning challenges into opportunities.

Community High School also promotes successful work and pre-college habits through extensive use of the Positive Behavior Support and Intervention program.

Community High School graduates receive a full Portage Public Schools high school diploma -not a GED- upon completion.

Community High School won "District of the Year" by the Michigan Alternative & Adult Education Association for 2006. This was the second time we have been honored with this award. We are also proud to have multiple-time M.I.A.A.A. State Champion volleyball teams, championship softball teams, and a school newspaper that has been recognized at the state and national levels. We also partner with several area organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club and Rotary Club, to provide a wide variety of enrichment opportunities for our students.

Mission Statement:

We strive to create an environment of students and staff who are productive, engaged, and empowered to make positive choices.

  • Congratulations to the co-ed volleyball team on their tenth straight MAAA state championship!
  • All seniors need to have their photos turned in by spring break to be included in the commencement materials


Do you have a student who is not finding success in a traditional high school environment? Are they skipping class, failing classes, getting behind in credit, or simply feeling like they don't "fit in"? Community High School can help. Our staff, who are highly trained in academic and behavior intervention and support, create a compassionate learning environment with daily one-on-one instruction that allows students to experience success and develop important social and academic skills.

We are now enrolling for Term 3 and are excited to meet with you and your student to see how we can make his/her dreams of attaining a Portage Public Schools high school diploma a reality. Call 269-323-6769 to set up an appointment with a Student Services Coordinator! Don't wait; the choices you make today have the ability to impact all of your tomorrows!


Congratulations CoHS Students!

The staff of the award-winning Spitfire News took the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS.



What will YOU be involved in this year at CoHS?

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