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Welcome to Houghton Lake High School! My name is Brent Cryderman and it is an honor to serve as the high school principal in Houghton Lake Community schools.

We are an 8-12 building that houses six hundred students with forty professional staff. As a learning community we are striving to continuously improve our practices to positively impact student achievement and performance. Again this year we made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and our students exceeded the State average for percent proficient in Reading and Writing. We will continue to focus on making gains, especially in Mathematics.

Our academic programming is competitive with area schools offering Advanced Placement (AP) courses in English Language, Literature Government, History, Chemistry and Physics and a wide range of dual enrollment opportunities with local colleges. We are also piloting hybrid courses in Microbiology/Genetics and Astronomy. Our motivated students have the opportunity to maximize their learning by taking courses through Michigan Virtual High School as an Independent Study. Our struggling students have the opportunity for after school tutoring four days a week, lunch-time quiz and test support and credit recovery through e2020.

This summer, we are renovating our chemistry lab and making improvements to biology and physics rooms. In addition, a major renovation in our cafeteria kitchen is underway.

We are proud to offer a strong program in the fine and performing arts. A point of pride for the Bobcats last year was having our Concert Band receive a Superior or First Division rating at MSBOA State Festival and we had artists recognized at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival, among other competitions. We also have a growing Drama program. Last year students had the opportunity to enter three different levels of Drama classes and participate in the musical production of Legally Blonde.
If you have any questions about HLHS or interest in becoming a Bobcat, please contact me at 989-366-2005 or email at hsprinc@hlcsk12.net.

Go Bobcats!