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
Community High School also promotes successful work and pre-college habits
through extensive use of the Positive Behavior Support and Intervention
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.
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
We are now enrolling for the 2015-2016 school year 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.
Our summer hours for enrollment are 8am-3pm on the
June 9th-30th: Monday - Friday 8am-3pm
August 3rd-31st: Monday - Friday 8am - 3pm
September: Closed the 4th and 7th; school beings the
Please use the back parking lot entrance by the basketball hoop. If
you have questions for a 9th or 10th grader, please call
Underclassmen Student Services Coordinator Leslie Begnoche at
269-323-6771. If you have questions for a junior or a senior, please
call Upperclassmen Student Services Coordinator Krista Higgason at
Don't wait; the choices you make today have the ability to impact all of your tomorrows!
Free sack lunches will be provided by Portage
Public Schools for any child 18 years old or younger from June 15-August
21 at Community High School, Milham Meadows Apartments, and Colonial
Acres Village from 12:15-1:00 pm. No ID is required and you do not have
to be a PPS student.
Kalamazoo Valley Family Church on Vincent Drive
(near Oakland and I94) also has their Free Friday Groceries program,
where families in need can receive the necessities from 10:00 am to noon
every Friday at no charge. No ID or proof of address is required.
The Twelve Baskets Food Pantry at 10332 Portage
Road is giving away free meals on the 2nd and 4th
Saturday of each month from 8:30 am to noon. They primarily serve those
in the Portage, Schoolcraft, Three Rivers, and Vicksburg areas with
exceptions for families in temporary housing situations. Students 18
years old and older need their CoHS ID but will be served regardless of
their address. Children under 18 need to bring the parent or adult that
they live with and their proof of address.