Anchor Bay School District

Mission Statement

Anchor Bay Schools, in partnership with the community, will produce lifelong learners who respect diversity, adapt to change, and function as responsible citizens.

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Sugarbush Elementary OPEN

Sugarbush Elementary will be open Tuesday March 3rd

Kindergarten Round Up Dates

Kindergarten Round Up Dates
2015-2016 School Year

Anchor Bay School District is holding Kindergarten registration for the upcoming school year (2015-2016) on the following dates.  Parents of Kindergarten students starting the 2015-16 school year are invited to attend.  If possible, please attend your home school on the date for that building.  Your child must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2015 to attend Kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year or apply for a waiver if your student’s birthday falls between September 2, 2010 and December 1, 2010.  There will be an opportunity for children to visit schools and a Bus Safety Program in the fall of the new school year.

Sugarbush Elementary   March 3 
6:00 PM
Naldrett Elementary  March 3 
5:00 PM
Great Oaks Elementary March 5 
4:30 PM & 6:00 PM

Please click here to access the 2015-16 Kindergarten registration forms. Please print and complete them to bring to your home school registration date.  Packets will also be available at the building.  You will also need to provide the following:

Original Birth Certificate
Immunization Record
Proof of residency (2 pieces)
Parent/Guardian Photo ID (Driver’s license)
Hearing and Vision Screening

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Preschool Open House






Who & What





March 18th    


5:00 – 7:00pm




Open House

Parents & children


Early Childhood Center
52680 Washington


MacDonald El. Early Childhood Center
5201 County Line



March 19th



5:00 – 7:00 pm


Open House

Parents & children


Early Childhood Center
52680 Washington


MacDonald El. Early Childhood Center
5201 County Line








Information will be given at Open House


On-Line Registration

4 years old Traditional Preschool classes
4 years old on or before September 1, 2015

3 years old Traditional Preschool classes
3 years old on or before September 1, 2015 

Full Day Preschool with childcare anytime your child turns 18 months to Pre-Kindergarten Great Start Readiness Program  
4 years old on or before September 1, 2015     

For more information:  Call 586-716-7862

New for 2014-15 School Year

A Project Lead the Way S.T.E.M. School
 Naldrett Elementary
K-5 elementary school that will help young minds discover the
wonders of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Click here for more details

A Project Lead the Way S.T.E.A.M. School
Middle School South
A nationally recognized program from Project Lead the Way
A middle school program focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math
Click here for more details

Anchor Bay Junior Honors Academy
Middle School North
A two year accelerated academic program designated for the
motivated middle school student.
Click here for more details

Blossoming Fours-Great Start Readiness Program-FREE

  • State funded Grant for 4-year olds who meet eligibility criteria.
  • Children must be 4 years old on or before October 1st 2014.
    • * Birthdates between 10/2/09 – 10/1/10
  • Must live in the Anchor Bay School District or Macomb County 
  • Low income is the primary criteria:  75% of children must meet Income Guidelines
    • * Extremely low family income is below 200% of federal poverty level
    • * Low family income between 200% - 300% of federal poverty level & another risk factor
    • * Low family income below 300% of federal poverty level & another risk factor
    • * Not Income but has 2 or more Risk Factor
      • -Diagnosed Disability or Identified Developmental Delay
      • -Severe or Challenging Behavior
      • -Child has been expelled from another preschool/childcare center
      • -Primary Language other than English
      • -Parent/s with low Educational Attainment
        • * Parent has dropped out of school or is illiterate
      • -Abuse/Neglect of Child or Parent
        • * Domestic, sexual or physical abuse of child or parent
        • * Child neglect issues
      • -Consolidated Environmental Risks (Can only count as 1 Factor Now)

Must be able to provide Income Documentation and other documentation as determined.
Classes are held at MacDonald El./Early Childhood Center.  5201 County Line; Casco
Morning & Afternoon classes.  Monday – Thursday.  3 hours per day

Call 586-716-7862 or 586-648-2522 for more information or to sign up for a screening.


Registration packets are available at each school. If you are unsure of the school you will attend, please call the administration building at 586-725-2861 for information.

Free Preschool

Click Here for Information.

Early Childhood Special Education Program

If you are a parent of a child who will turn three years old by December 1, and are concerned about your child's speech and language, Anchor Bay Student Services Department is offering screening/evaluation starting in August. Please call the Student Services Office at 586-949-4513 to set up an appointment. If your child qualifies for speech and language services, there is a classroom program available to your child in order to meet their needs. This is a five day a week, 2 1/2 hour per day program, which runs the entire school year and is located at four of our elementary schools.

North Central Association Accredited

NCA Logo

Through accreditation and related services, NCA CASI continuously improves the quality of education and challenges education entities to prepare each and every learner for success.

All Anchor Bay Schools are NCA Accredited.

Please click here for accreditation status.

District vision, mission and belief statements

Best Music Education in America

Anchor Bay School District recognized as one of the "Best 100 Communities for Music Education in America"

Marching Band


The health and safety of Anchor Bay School District students is always of vital importance. A particular concern is bacterial skin infections such as methicillin -resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). When parents report that their student has been diagnosed with such infections, the school district takes immediate action notifying the appropriate health officials, having the custodial staff follow health department guidelines to clean high-touch or soiled surfaces throughout the building and alerting staff and parents. Information on MRSA and other health issues is available on these websites: or School administrators may be contacted with health concerns affecting their child in school. It is always a good ideal to encourage measures that reduce the spread of bacteria including good hand washing, not sharing personal items and keeping wounds covered. We encourage parents to reinforce these measures with their children at home.

For information on FREE H1N1 Shots click here

Anchor Bay School District Offices

Please use North entrance of MacDonald Elementary
5201 County Line Road
Suite 100
Casco Twp, Michigan 48064
(586) 725-2861

Board of Education


Volunteer Registration Form

Indian Education

The office of Indian Education (Title VII-A) grants money for educational needs of American Indian children. Click Here
Indian 506 Form

District Annual Notice of CTE Opportunities

Anchor Bay Schools offer Career Technical Education (CTE) programs located at Anchor Bay High School. These programs are designed to prepare students for a broad range of employment opportunities and continuing education. Follow-up studies continue to find that that most successful high school graduates were those who took a college-prep program and a Career Technical Education program of study. CTE programs are staffed by teachers with related business and industry experience that enhances the learning process with real-world relevance. CTE programs are offered in these 12 state approved areas:
Applied Horticulture
Automotive Tech
Business Administration
Construction Trades
Health Occupations
Mechanical Drafting
Personal & Culinary Services
Teacher Cadet
Digital/Multimedia & Information Resources Designs,

All CTE programs adhere to the District’s policies of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, disability, height, weight or marital status in all programs,activities, and employment. In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission or participation. Support services are available through Carl D. Perkins Education Act for students with special needs. Inquires related to nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: Paul Rogers, Director of Human Resources, Anchor Bay School District, 5201 County Line Road, Suite 100, Casco, MI 48064. Nondiscrimination inquires related to disability should be directed to: Director of Special

Nondiscrimination Policy

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The American with Disability Act of 1990, and the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1977, it is the policy of the Anchor Bay School District that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, disability, height, weight, ormartial status be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to, discrimination during any program, activity, service or employment. For information, contact Mr. Paul, Rogers, Director of Human Resources, 5201 County Line Re., Suite 100, Casco, MI 48064, (586-) 725-2861.

To the Parents / Guardians of Anchor Bay Students

Points of Pride

  • State of the art high school facility
  • Advanced Placement courses in: English, Calculus, American History, Chemistry, American Government
  • Foreign Language courses: French, Spanish, German
  • Career Technical Education classes in: Business, Child Development, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Electronics, Graphic Arts, Health Occupations, Hospitality Management, Horticulture Marketing, Woods Technology, Transportation Technology, and Website Design
  • Articulation Agreements with Macomb Community College and Ferris State University, Co-op Programs/Internships in: Business, Marketing, Transportation Technology, Health Occupations
  • Award-winning Air Force Junior ROTC
  • Student Activity Clubs and After School Programs for grades 6-12
  • Inclusion of middle school students in all curriculum and co-curricular activities Award-winning band and athletic programs
  • All students participate in art, music, physical education and technology classes
  • Positive Behavior Support System (PBS), Peacework program assists students in making wise decisions regarding their behavior
  • Family Nights: Literacy, Math, Science, Technology and Art
  • After school programs in: Foreign Language, Technology, Intramural sports
  • 5th grade band
  • Summer School programs
  • Star Lab and Starbase programs
  • MLPP trained elementary staff
  • DIBELS Trained Staff
  • DARE - 5th Grade
  • On The Verge - 4th Grade