Welcome To Elk Rapids Schools
Small Schools In a Caring Community,
Delivering a World of Opportunities
- Early childhood programs
- Middle school through high school foreign language program
- Community Service Projects at CMS
- Honors Academy at ERHS
- Online courses & Alternative learning
- Over 30 athletic teams
- Award-winning instrumental, vocal and visual arts programs
Cherryland Middle School wins State Gold
Congratulations to Cherryland Middle School. It is a shining example of what it takes to build healthy school environments! The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Education, United Dairy Industry of Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Action for Healthy Kids wishes to congratulate you, your team and your students on your MICHIGAN SCHOOL WELLNESS GOLD AWARD!
Positivity Project @ CMS
Cherryland Middle School became the first school in Northern Michigan to partner with the Positivity Project. As part of our whole-child approach to education, our students engage in daily learning about their character strengths and the importance of building relationships. Learn more at PosProject.org
Elementary Points of Pride!
- Before and after school child care
- Transitional kindergarten offerings
- Birth to age 5 childcare and preschool offerings
- Early Childhood Special Education Program
- Updated language arts, mathematics and social-emotional curriculums
- Robotics offerings 2nd-5th grade
Senior, Tyler Ketz, Takes Bronze
Elk Rapids High School Senior, Tyler Ketz, Takes The Bronze In CRC SkillsUSA State Competition
Tyler plays “Brian” in a short film he and team mate produce as TBAISD Career-Tech Center Students Win Trifecta in State-Level Digital Cinema Production Competition.
In Person Graduation To Be Held On Glowicki Field
We are excited to share that we will be able to hold a restricted attendance commencement at Glowicki Field on Saturday, June 20th at 11:00am. In the event of very bad weather the reserved rain date is Sunday, June 21st at the same time. A more detailed letter will be sent later this week or early next week with more information. Mandatory graduation rehearsal for seniors will be held on Glowicki Field at 11:00am on Thursday, June 18th.
Each graduate will be given 4 tickets (seats) for their family at Graduation Rehearsal on Thursday, June 18th. Each graduate is allowed a maximum of 4 guests. If you/your senior can not attend graduation rehearsal due to work obligations, please make arrangements in advance with one of the class advisers (Lacey Straight email@example.com or Kelli Poutanen firstname.lastname@example.org) to pick up your tickets.
We are very pleased to be able to host a somewhat traditional graduation ceremony that allows closure and most importantly, an opportunity for the Class of 2020 to get together one more time!
Meals Continue to be available through June 30!
Elk Rapids Schools' Food Service program with the help of staff and volunteers is continuing its efforts to provide meals to families with children 18 years of age an under...whether in district students or not.
US News & World Report 2020 Best High School Rankings
We are very pleased to announce that Elk Rapids High School continues to thrive, improve and elevate student excellence in education. One measure of our success is evidenced in the annual US News & World Report high school rankings published each spring.
In the 2020 state rankings, ERHS is ranked #22 out of 1147 Michigan high schools. This equates to the Top 2% of high schools in Michigan. Previously our highest state ranking was #48. ERHS is the highest ranked high school in northern lower Michigan and only 1 of 3 from our area to make the Top 50 (TC Central #38 & Roscommon #50).
In the 2020 national rankings, ERHS is ranked #844 out of 17,245 high schools in the USA. This equates to the Top 5% of high schools in the nation. Previously our highest national ranking was #1286.
In these trying times, it continues to be very important to share news of successes and positivity. Our district should be very proud of the efforts of our students, staff, parents and community as we continue to raise the bar of educational excellence in northern Michigan.
Elk Rapids Schools’ graduating Senior and Class of 2020 Valedictorian, Garrison Waugh, has signed his letter of commitment to join the Men’s Rowing Team for the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Garrison began rowing last spring with the Lake Leelanau Rowing Club, where he has been coached by Viktor Grebennykov and Andrew Hankins. Grebennykov was a member of the Ukrainian National Team and participated in World Cup and Olympic rowing events. Last season with LLRC Garrison teamed up with Micah Hagedorn and they had great success as a pair, earning a bronze medal at the second largest regatta in the country - Head of the Hooch.
The University of Wisconsin – Madison Men's program has a strong history of success, winning national championships, and is the only Men's Varsity Rowing Program in the Big Ten. Signing on with UW – Madison is quite an accomplishment. Garrison is currently working on his training program and hoping he can get on the water at Lake Leelanau with his LLRC teammates sometime soon!
Elk Rapids Schools is proud to have been a part of Garrison’s growth and successes. We congratulate him as our Class of 2020 Valedictorian and wish him well on his pursuits at University of Wisconsin – Madison. From an Elk to a Badger and representing northern Michigan very well!