Why SHPS?

Welcome to South Haven Public Schools

VISION: South Haven Public Schools is THE district of choice, where all students graduate with outstanding academic skills and exemplary character.
MISSION:

To offer our students innovative learning opportunities that engage, ignite and challenge them and to support our students in taking control of their own futures through service, citizenship, scholarship, and personal responsibility.

INNOVATIVE PROGRAMMING & FACILITIES 

       SOUTH HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL

  • Newly renovated, college-style learning environment at South Haven High School
  • Advanced and career-ready courses
  • Dual enrollment (courses for college credit) partnership with Lake Michigan College
  • 21st century style Integrated Learning Center with a vast number of online course options
  • Advanced technology and engineering courses in state-leading STEM facility
  • 1:1 student/technology ratio
  • Access to Van Buren Technology Center for Career and Technical Training
  • Dozens of athletic teams and clubs including globally competitive Robotics Team and History Club along with multiple state-level competitive programs.
  • Award-winning band, orchestra, and choirs

 

      WAY SOUTH HAVEN

  • Innovative project-based learning for an alternative path for high school
  • Flexible online and live classes create blended learning 
  • Opportunity to explore passions
  • 24/7 access to virtual experts and dedicated in-person mentors in labs

 

      BASELINE MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • Academically talented course opportunities
  • Technology integrated curriculum including STEM, coding, and computer science
  • 1:1 student/technology ratio
  • Foreign language learning opportunities 
  • Award-winning band, orchestra, and choirs
  • Multiple athletic team opportunities
     
       
       BASELINE MIDDLE SCHOOL CONTINUED
  • Innovative makerspace
  • Variety of after school clubs and organizations
  • Free! Farm-to-school breakfast and lunch
       ELEMENTARY LEVEL
  • 21st century technology/STEM coding education starting in Kindergarten
  • State-of-the-art iCreate Lab at the 4th and 5th grade level
  • 1:1 student/technology ratio
  • Regular character building programs and assemblies
  • Academically talented program for students in grades 3rd-5th
  • Free! Farm-to-school breakfast and lunch


SAFE & WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE

  • Highly trained and award-winning teachers/staff
  • Clearly defined core values and beliefs (see here)
  • Small class sizes
  • Committed to Be Nice and positive school culture programs district-wide (first school board in the state to take the Be Nice Pledge)
  • Dozens of athletic, club, and elective opportunities
  • Personalized learning opportunities
  • Staff members in all buildings trained in safety response
  • Recipient of various safety grants (through the VBISD)


Interested in learning more about South Haven Public Schools and how we can best serve your child? Contact the Superintendent's Office today to schedule a meeting with a building principal or to set up a tour at (269) 637-0578. We look forward to partnering with you in the education of your child!