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.
Twice Community High School has won "District of the Year" by the Michigan
Alternative & Adult Education Association. CoHS is 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. Community High School also partners with several area organizations,
including the Boys and Girls Club, Portage Community Outreach Program 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 will start enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year
August 1. We 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.
Don't wait; the choices you make today have the ability to impact all of your tomorrows!