Welcome to Harbor Springs High School

On behalf of the faculty and staff of Harbor Springs High School, I am pleased to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year.  We look forward to helping your child grow and discover their talents, expand their academic knowledge, and ultimately prepared for their post-secondary path.  We are excited for the opportunity to work with your child during their educational journey.

Harbor Springs High School offers a wide range of academic and extracurricular programs for students to explore.  We appreciate the sustained support provided by parents, community members, and local businesses.  We pledge to continue to work hard to make our academic and extracurricular programs even stronger to ensure our students are successful and prepared upon graduation.

If you have questions, comments, or recommendations, you may contact me directly at bplackemeier@harborps.org or (231)526-4855.

Brad Plackemeier, Principal

High School Highlights

  • Highly qualified, compassionate staff
  • High college acceptance rates at prestigious colleges and universities 
  • AP options in English, Calculus and Computer Science Principals
  • Accelerated Math program grades 8-12
  • Career and Technical Education 
  • Dual enrollment
  • Robotics and STEM
  • Fine Arts: Art, Band, Jazz Band, Music Production
  • Spanish
  • Michigan Youth in Government 
  • National Honor Society
  • 1:1 Computer Technology (Mac)
  • Athletic opportunities

HSHS Weekly Update 1/14/22

End of First Semester Dates – The first semester grading period will end on Friday, January 21st.  HSHS students will take their first semester final examinations on January 19th, 20th, and 21st.  Friday, January 21st will be an 11:00 AM dismissal.

Michigan Youth in Government – A parent meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.  Agenda items include program overview, logistics for trip to Lansing, COVID protocols, and other pertinent information for the conference in February.  Please contact Josh McDonald (jomcdonald@harborps.org) or Leigh Inglehart (linglehart@harborps.org) with any questions or if you will not be able to attend the meeting.
Calendar of Events
Tuesday, January 18th
Boys Basketball @ Boyne City (4:00 PM)
Girls Basketball vs. Boyne City (5:30 PM)

          Thursday, January 20th

                     Boys Basketball @ Elk Rapids (4:15 PM)

Skiing @ Boyne Mountain (5:00 PM)

           Friday, January 21st

                     End of First Semester/11:00 AM Dismissal

Girls Basketball vs. Elk Rapids (5:30 PM)



5/24 – Senior Honors Night (by invite only)
5/26 – Seniors Last day
          Elementary/MS graduate walk-through
          Graduation practice
         *Senior car parade (waiting for approval from Chief Knight)
6/5  –  Graduation @ 2:30 p.m. at Ottawa Stadiumh

Important Links:


54901 Mound Road, Shelby Township, MI 48316

Telephone: (800) 256-9559 / Fax: (586) 677-9036


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For information, call Courtesy Driving School at 800-256-9559.

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High School Office Contacts:


Guidance Counselor

Administrative Assistant






Brad Plackemeier

Shelby Richardson

Tina Haas

Annette Ouellette






School Office:  231-526-4800

School Fax:  231-526-4833

Attendance Line:  231-526-4880


Harbor Springs High School 500 Spring Street Harbor Springs, MI 49740