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 11/12/21

Boyne Student Freeride Information – The student freeride program has returned for the 2021-2022 school year.  More detailed information for the program is included in the attached document and can be found at Boyne Student Freeride Program.  The Harbor Springs School District code is: E71058HASP

HSPS No-Tax Increase Bond Proposal – Our school district is preparing to place a no tax-rate increase bond proposal on the May 2022 ballot.  During November, the District is inviting staff, parents, and community members to give their input prior to finalizing ballot language for the proposal in December.  All HSPS community members are invited to view a 5-minute video about the bond projects under consideration. After viewing the video, please participate in a brief survey developed by an independent Michigan-based survey research firm. Your confidential responses to the survey will provide valuable information that will help the Board of Education finalize the ballot proposal that will be on the May 2022 ballot.  The video and survey are open through midnight on Saturday, November 27th. Please help us by viewing the video and completing the survey during that period.  

HSPS Website – The district webpage and high school page are great resources with updated information for what is going on in the district, HSHS, and greater community.
Student Work During Absences – When students are absent from school, please remind them to check the digital platform (Google Classroom, Schoology, etc.) for assignments in each class.
Thanksgiving Break – Classes will not be in session from November 24th through November 26th and resume on Monday, November 29th.

Senior Pictures
for the Yearbook

It’s time for Seniors to be considering their portrait for the 2022 Rampage Yearbook! 

Whether working with a professional photographer, family member, friend, or the yearbook advisor, it’s time to prepare for what you like for your senior photo. 

The due date for submitting the photos is December 17th. 

Please send images as high-quality digital files via email to the yearbook advisor, 
Ms. Talcott, at jtalcott@harborps.org

  • Photo prints can be sent to the Rampage Yearbook at Harbor Springs High School 

  • Photo prints can be sent to the Rampage Yearbook at Harbor Springs High School


Portrait Specifications: minimum size 
2” wide x 2.5” high @ 300ppi  (600 x 700 pixels)

Senior baby picture specifications: minimum size
 1.5 wide x 1.75” high @ 300ppi (450 x 525 pixels) 

Both of these images will be applied in the “portrait layout” (taller than wide). Any image that is submitted in landscape layout (wider than tall) will be cropped to fit the portrait space. 

If you have any questions please reach out to Ms. Talcott at jtalcott@harborps.org. 

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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Michigan Youth In Government Fall Conference



Our high school Michigan Youth and Government delegation participated in the annual Fall Conference which was held on Saturday, October 23rd at the YMCA camp on Arbutus Lake in Traverse City, MI.  Our students participated in a number of activities such as:  listening to campaign speeches and voting for candidates for the spring conference, learning about the different program areas during breakout sessions, went on a nature hike, met students from other delegations, and so much more.  Olin Alonzi ran and was elected to be 1 of the 2 Presiding Officers of the General Assembly for the National Issues Forum program.  He gave a great impromptu speech and received a majority vote from the delegations that participated.  He will perform these duties when we attend the spring conference in Lansing.  The conference dates are February 17-20, 2021.

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