We are a small, rural school, located at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula in Northwest Lower Michigan. Our small class sizes promote individualized attention for every learner and remains a point of pride of the board and members of the community.
In our focus to help every student exceed their potential in Language Arts, we offer a comprehensive, leveled literacy program K-12. We continue to work at and evaluate our math program to maximize student learning and to prepare all of our students for postsecondary education and the world of work. Student academic growth is measured daily in classes, but also three times yearly through the use of AIMSweb and NWEA measures, as well as the new State test, the M-STEP.
Although we are a small school, we have many offerings that make Northport a great place for students. Drama, Art, Music, Spanish, and a 1:1 technology program 5-12 are some of the additional options that are points of pride in our District. We offer varsity and junior varsity sports in soccer, basketball, and volleyball, with opportunities in other sports made available through cooperative agreements with neighboring schools. Our after school program includes a healthy snack, academic opportunities, and transportation home at NO COST to working parents. Finally, the Northport Promise enables students to earn scholarships up to $2000 per year, renewable as long as the students’ GPA remains at an acceptable level.
I hope that you take the time to investigate our District further. If you like what you see, I would encourage you to contact us for a tour of the school and a chance to ask further questions if you have them. I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you and to show you all of the great things Northport Public School has to offer.
Neil Wetherbee , Superintendent