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Students are accepted from all surrounding communities through the school of choice option as long as they meet normal enrollment criteria.

  • 80% of our students complete the academic year
  • Every year more than one third of our students graduate
  • Half of our students participate in community service each year
  • New Directions students may participate in high school sports
  • Many students earn credit through our S.I.T.E project program (Student Initiated Training Experience)
  • Dual enrollment with Ferris State University is available for our students
  • Students enrolled in the SCHOOL TO WORK class will be given credit for hours of employment

What New Directions High School Grads Have to Say

Justin: "New D. is the best school around for kids that have had problems in school. The staff will work with each student so they can graduate from high school. We do things for the community such as Earth-day, toys for tots, landscaping, and caroling for seniors."

Dottie: "I am going to miss all of you, and I am proud to be graduating with the New Directions Class of 2002. "

Jon: "Most of us thought we would never get a chance to be on this stage, but here we are united as the class of 2002 from New Directions."

Liz: "You have been our counselors, our doctors, our Moms, our friends and of course our wardens. Thank you for all of that."