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.

Various Student Photos

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.
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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
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Anchor Bay Junior Honors Academy
Middle School North
A two year accelerated academic program designated for the
motivated middle school student.
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Compass Pointe Fall Night School

CLASSES scheduled TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS  4:00 – 7:15 p.m.
For registration information
CALL 586.725.2205 or CLICK HERE

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

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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.

New State of Michigan Cut Scores

This link provides a look at the new State of Michigan cut scores for the MEAP and MME tests. It explores how they've been applied, how they may impact ALL schools and students, and the concepts of career and college readiness.

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

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