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Top High Schools in the Detroit, MI Metro (page 3)

Top High Schools in the Detroit, MI Metro

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Updated on Aug 23, 2011

 

Novi High School

Novi School District 

 

Novi High is a diverse school that provides a wide range of opportunities to students, from unique electives to extracurricular activities. Academically-inclined students can find a challenge in the newly launched IB program and 15 different AP course. Students can also participate in a wide variety of career tech courses in topics such as automotive, business, and medical that partner with the community and business to provide students with real world experiences.

 

Visitors comment on the beautiful campus, complete with meticulous landscaping, ceramic tile, wall-to-wall carpeting, and atrium area for students to gather. Technology is integrated throughout the school with laptops for students on carts, six computer labs in the media center, and a state-of-the-art TV and radio station on campus.

 

The competitive athletic teams have a record of success and have won three recent state championships. The school also boasts phenomenal bands and dance programs.

 

The after school programs are very popular and students can choose from many activities, including SPUD (diversity club), Science Club, and Drumline.

 

The extracurricular activities and core classes that we offer are amazing,” said Carol Diglio, Principal. “We have a great school culture and our diversity helps create a unique campus.”

 

 

Renaissance High School

Detroit School District 

 

Renaissance High School provides a college preparation education for students and offers many programs that support students' interests. The school has achieved high acadmic success and offers an extensive AP program in which many students participate.

The PTA is active on campus and frequently partners with the school. Students can study world languages including Spanish, French and German. Those needing extra help or struggling in classes can participate in the after school tutoring program. The school also offers fine arts and performance arts programs.

The school building was recently built and is equipped with state of the art facilities, including langauge and computer labs. This “green” building uses environmentally friendly cooling systems and harvests rainwater. The school's athletic facilites are also impressive.

 

 

 

 

 

Rochester High School

 

Rochester School District

 

 

 

If you walk through the halls at Rochester High School, you will likely hear students and teachers greet each saying, “It’s a great day to be a Falcon.” School pride is also evident from the sea of blue and white on campus on spirit days, the amount of time it takes to find a parking spot at school events, and the filled courtyard at 7 a.m. on home football game days, when students arrive early for a very jubilant pep rally instead of sleeping a few more minutes.

 

While the school is focused on college prep and has extensive AP courses, it also has an active Occupational Tech program and provides real world experiences for students. The facilities on campus are impressive and the campus centerpiece is a huge indoor mall used for lunch period, gatherings, and even the homecoming dance.

 

There are many state title trophies in the school's trophy case; Competitive Cheerleading alone has won 13 state championships in school history. Both the choir and band have taken top honors in competitions and have statewide rankings.

 

I feel blessed to come and work here every day as principal,” said Wendy Zdeb, Principal. “Our parents are incredibly supportive and our staff is very hard working.”

 

 

Rochester Adams High School

Rochester School District

 

Rochester Adams High School creates partnerships with the parents and community to help provide students with college preparation and life skills. The school is known for its strong school spirit and has a high level of participation in all events. Parents are welcome on campus and often comment on the open channels of communication within the school. The students are committed to giving to others and participate in fundraising for charities.

 

Students interested in pursuing a career in animal science can get a jump start on their studies through the on campus Vet Science program. The school partners with a school in Germany to provide cultural education for students in both countries.

 

The athletic program has many winning teams, especially football, basketball, and softball. Many students earn athletic scholarships and go on to play sports at top universities.

 

Our kids are great. I think that this is not only this great representation of the community but a great shows that our kids are respectful and really involved in a positive community culture,” said Principal Diane Flack.

 

 

South Lyon High School

South Lyon School District 

 

South Lyon High School prides itself on offering support to each student, from those taking challenging AP courses to those needing extra help. During the freshmen year, each student takes part in a yearlong mentor-ship with upperclassman. The school provides seminars throughout the year to help parents support their ninth grade children in the transition to high school.

 

Parent involvement is high at the school, where parents attend curriculum nights, school performances, and volunteer throughout the year. Students can find something that interests them on campus from the wide variety of athletics and clubs. Band and music are popular on campus and the athletic teams are competitive. Other activities include choir, robotics, and Pom and Dance.

 

Our culture and climate is driven by our students and teachers. Our teachers enjoy coming to work and their focus is doing what’s best for kids,” said Chad Scaling, principal. “We have great kids and great families. You put those together and you have a nice school culture.”

 

 

South Lyon East High School

South Lyon School District

 

The administration at South Lyon East High School credits the joint cooperation between parents, students, and teachers for the school’s successful track record. Parents are very involved on campus through volunteering and running the student store.

 

The arts programs are a focal point on campus and have great reputations. There are an extensive number of fine arts programs for students, including sculpture, photography, ceramics, drawing, and painting. Music programs are also popular and the school has a piano lab where students can learn to play. The drama program performs many productions that are high quality, including a recent production of The Phantom of the Opera.

 

Extracurricular activities, including many clubs, are a high point in student life with a wide variety of excellent programs to choose from. Sports are important on campus and many teams have won championships, especially bowling, swimming, and wrestling. In addition to the traditional sports, students can play on the hockey and lacrosse teams.

 

Our school focuses on academically, rigorous curriculum where students are expected to do well and the results show when time to go to a college or university,” said Larry Jackson, Principal.

 

 

Stevenson High School

Livonia School District

Through a wide variety of challenging courses and interest clubs, students at Stevenson High can prepare for college and their future careers. One of the programs, the Center for Science and Industry department, allows students to gain experience in specialties such as Arts & Communications, Business, Management, Marketing & Technology, Health Sciences, and Human Services.

 

Many clubs are available to students, such as the Environmental Club, Debate Club, Auto Club, Book Club, and Ultimate Frisbee. Some clubs, such as Future Nurses of America, Health Occupations, Business Club, and Young Entrepreneurs, help students pursue future career paths.

 

The website states, “the mission of Stevenson High School is to create a positive and challenging learning environment, which will encourage all students to achieve their greatest potential as responsible, productive members of a diverse society.”

 

 

 

 

 

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