Alpena High School (Michigan)

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Alpena High School
Alpena High School (Michigan) logo.gif
3303 South Third Avenue
Alpena, Michigan 49707
United States
Coordinates 45°03′23″N 83°28′05″W / 45.0564°N 83.4681°W / 45.0564; -83.4681Coordinates: 45°03′23″N 83°28′05″W / 45.0564°N 83.4681°W / 45.0564; -83.4681
Type Public high school
School district Alpena Public Schools
Superintendent John VanWagoner
Principal Thomas Berryman
Grades 9-12
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment 1,600 (2005-2006)
Color(s) Green and White
Athletics MHSAA Class A
Athletics conference Big North
Mascot Wildcats
Accreditation North Central Association
Newspaper The Wildcat
Yearbook The Anamakee

Alpena High School is a public high school for students in grades 9-12 located in the city of Alpena, Michigan. For the 2005-06 school year Alpena High School reported an enrollment of 1,600 students. The current school building opened in 1967. There was an addition in 1998-99 where a new wing ("G House") was added, among other renovations. Alpena High is the only high school serving the Alpena Public Schools district.[1][2][3][4]


Alpena High School offers AP courses in American Government, World History, American History, Psychology, European History, English Language and English Literature. As well as courses in French, German and Spanish.


The "Wildcats" compete in the Big North Conference with Cadillac, Gaylord, Petoskey, Traverse City Central, Traverse City West and Ogemaw Heights just joining the conference in 2011-12 school year. Swimming is an exception, and the Wildcats are part of the Independent Swim Conference. School colors are forest green and white. Having an enrollment of 1,600 places AHS within the Michigan High School Athletic Association's highest school classification, Class A. Alpena Wildcats hockey has won three state championships (1981, 1987, and 1993).[5]


Alpena High had its own daily TV news program, "AHS News" or "WAHS," until the end of the 06-07 school year. AHS News was filmed during broadcasting class in the mornings. Prior the 2006-07 school year, it was filmed at WBKB-TV, the only local TV station. In 2010, the regionally recognized Alpena Knowledge Bowl team achieved its second consecutive championship in a row, keeping the "Knowledge Bowl" at AHS. Community Service is one of the many extracurricular activities that helps benefit the community. This emphasis was further reflected by the building class once hosted at Alpena High School in which students helped build houses in the community during normal instructional time.


Alpena High School competed in the Verizon Text to Win competition in 2011. They had placed first and won the $50,000 jackpot to help the school funds. The school shared with other schools giving Thunder Bay Junior High a $1,000 dollar check.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Alpena High School". Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
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  3. ^ "Alpena High School". Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Alpena High School". Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
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