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 2020-2021 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

  • Michigan Youth in Government
  • Spanish 
  • Robotics and STEM
  • High college acceptance rates at prestigious universities for honors certified students
  • National Honor Society
  • AP options in English, Calculus and Computer Science Principals
  • Accelerated Math program grades 8-12
  • Highly qualified, compassionate staff
  • Advanced technology for student use and instruction in drafting/journalism labs
  • Athletic opportunities
  • Fine Arts: Band, Music, Drama

WEEKLY UPDATE - 2/26/2021

Congratulations to the Boys Ski team for finishing 4th Place as a team in the 2021 MSHAA Division 2 Ski Championships
Coming Home ActivitiesSpirit week concludes today (2/26/2021) with basketball games starting at 4:00 PM against Grayling.  The Junior Varsity Boys will play at 4:00 PM followed by the Varsity Girls (approximately 5:30 PM) and the Varsity Boys (approximately 7:00 PM).  The Coming Home Court will be introduced between the varsity basketball games with the crowning of the king set to for halftime of the boys varsity basketball game.  

ASVAB Testing – Juniors will be taking the ASVAB test on Tuesday, March 2nd.  

Parent/Teacher Conferences – HSHS conferences will be held virtually this semester.  Parents are able to sign up for conferences by using PTC Sign-up.  Teachers will then send out individual Zoom links for their conferences during the following times:
  • Wednesday, March 10th from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 11th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
9th Grade Parents – Please contact Mr. Plackemeier (bplackemeier@harborps.org or 526-4855) to request a refund of the Chicago Trip deposit and indicate the designation for any other fundraised money in your student’s trip account.
Calendar of Events
Tuesday, March 2nd
8:00 AM – ASVAB Testing (11th Grade)
4:00 PM – Basketball vs. East Jordan (JV Boys/Varsity Girls/Varsity Boys)
Friday, March 5th
4:00 PM – Basketball @ Kalkaska (JV Boys/Varsity Girls/Varsity Boys)

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be VIRTUAL again this semester and are scheduled on Wednesday, March 10 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 11 from 5-8 p.m.  All conferences must be PRE-SCHEDULED. Click HERE to schedule meetings with your student’s teachers.

Closer to the date, your child’s teachers will send you a Zoom link for your conference. Use that link to enter the waiting room a minute or two before your meeting. Once the teacher finishes the previous appointment, they will allow you into your conference. If you don’t see a link in your email, please check your SPAM account.

You must sign-up for each individual instructor. If you need a list of your student’s teacher, please log into your PowerSchool account.

If a teacher’s schedule is full, please email the teacher directly to make alternative arrangements. Click HERE for a staff directory with clickable email addresses.

If you have any problems or find it difficult to sign-up, please call the high school office for assistance at 526-4800.

If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. Call 1-800-273-8255. Click on image above for more information.

2020-2021 Calendar


54901 Mound Road, Shelby Township, MI 48316

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


Established in 1970

You may obtain further information by visiting courtesydrivingschool.com.

Pre-registration is required by calling Courtesy Driving School at 800-256-9559.

Important Links:

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

Address:  500 Spring Street

                 Harbor Springs, MI 49740