About Us

Mission Statement

In order to assist students in reaching their potential and encourage the highest level of educational achievement, we will develop the skills needed to succeed in life and be productive members of society. We will achieve this through the educational efforts of our students, faculty, and community resources.


We, as a staff, are willing to give whatever services are necessary so that our students taste success. We believe each student has the ability to learn. We work hard to solve problems that create barriers to achievement for individual students. We are proud of the progress that we have made in this area, and expect that we will continue to improve performance in this area.


A high performing high school located on the east side of Michigan’s thumb on Lake Huron. Our rural community has the highest of expectations for our students both morally and academically.  We have around 750 students in our high school and early college program which makes us feel like a perfect size. We like to say that we are "large enough to serve, yet small enough to care" … and it shows. We were recently honored by US News & World Report by being one of the best high schools in the state of Michigan (19th) and in the nation.  We attribute this great honor to our amazing students and staff who are wonderful groups of people I get to work with every day.  

Our students learn in a state-of-the-art facility, completely renovated in 2011, designed to foster a culture of collegiate academia. Our trimester schedule allows students unique opportunities including our early college (CL5) program, a full array of Advanced Placement classes, foreign language, 21st century digital technology, and the fine arts.  We are a 1:1 building and all of our students are issued iPads.  Our students and staff are comfortable teaching and learning in a 21st century environment and it shows as we begin our 4th year utilizing the mobile technology.  Students at CLHS are pushed to take rigorous classes and our goal is for students to be globally competitive when they leave us.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the HS Office at (810) 679-1500.