Award Year: 2020

Bridgman High School

9964 Gast Road
Bridgman, MI, 49106-9750

(269) 466-0223

Mr. Gerald Heath, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School, Choice School

Bridgman Public Schools

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https://twitter.com/Bridgman_High

Mission

We provide resources to inspire resilient and collaborative critical thinkers. As a community, we prepare and support all students for lifelong learning.

Student Demographics
  • White: 89%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
Application
College Month Celebration - Student Staff Photo

College Month Celebration - Student Staff Photo

Bridgman High School is a small school with big opportunities. We strive to educate the whole child, offering students the ability to follow diverse paths. Our school offers several dual enrollment classes where college credit can be earned. We recently became a College Board CLEP testing site and expanded our CLEP class offerings. Thirty-five percent of our junior and senior classes participate in our off-campus Career Technical Education Education and Early/Middle College programs.

Staff members are encouraged to participate in the decision making process for the district. Faculty committees are developed to help decide on everything from curriculum to school climate. The shared decision making culture creates a common vision-everyone is on the same page. Faculty members have been trained in Kagan cooperative learning strategies, increasing student engagement and teaching students how to work in a team environment. We established a committee to implement a new learning management system, Canvas, to help organize and deliver our curriculum during the COVID pandemic.

During the pandemic school closure, we worked hard to support each student's education. Weekly, we contacted every parent to check on student's social and emotional well-being. Every week, our food service department packed students' breakfasts and lunches for the week, resulting in over 204,000 meals served. Our school and community came together to create several non-conventional events to celebrate the end of the year with our senior class including Adopt-a-Senior, a virtual awards night, lunch and award drop-offs, banners hung downtown and a drive-in graduation.