Anchor Bay High School

Mission Statement

Empowering all students to succeed in an ever-changing world.


If your child is absent from school, please call us at 586-648-2526.

ABHS Communication:

10/22/2021PDF DocumentCommunication #5

10/07/2021 PDF DocumentCommunication #4

10/08/2021 PDF DocumentStudent Academic Success Sessions

09/02/2021 PDF DocumentCommunication #1

09/10/2021 PDF DocumentCommunication #2

09/17/2021 PDF DocumentHomecoming Information

09/24/2021 PDF DocumentCommunication #3

Academic Support

NEED ACADEMIC HELP? PDF DocumentSecondary Academic Support Newsletter

NHS Tutors will be available for students, please contact Ms. O’Hearn at

Math tutoring is available via zoom. Please email for more information.

Food and Functions is held in Room N112 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during A-lunch.

Testing Center is open after school on Wednesdays for test make-ups and retakes. Students needing to utilize the Testing Center will need to inquire with their teacher and will need to arrange for post-testing transportation.


Parent Meetings

Coffee with a Counselor Parent Meetings

ABHS Counselors will be holding Zoom sessions for parents over the course of the next few weeks (see schedule below). This is an opportunity for parents to ask questions and for counselors to share information about post-high school paths and preparation.

Each session will be hosted by a different counselor, so you may not be meeting with your student’s counselor (assigned by last name not grade) during this time. They are, however, always available via email or phone call.

October 22 at 8 a.m.: 11th Grade Parent Informational Meeting (Click for Zoom Link)

October 29 at 8 a.m.: 9th Grade Parent Informational Meeting (Click for Zoom Link)


Attention Seniors

Senior Information (click here)

(More information may be found on the Senior Information tab on left side of this website)


Tech Support

To best support our families, we want to share the address for our Technology Support Team. Please email when/if you encounter technology issues and need trouble-shooting support. It is monitored closely every day.

Upcoming Events

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ABHS Safety First
Anchor bay high school main entrance in early morning light
Attention All Students During school hours, everyone must use the Main/Front doors to exit the building. Students are not permitted to go out to their cars during the school day - please plan accordingly.
Business professionals of america - today's students. Tomorrow's business professionals.
Business Professionals of America Club BPA Club - Please contact Mr. Mittelstadt for more information.
Key Club International Logo
Key Club Key Club is a student led organization with a community service focus and a great addition to your college resume! Please see Ms. Herbert for more details.
Need Academic Help? NHS Tutoring - Please contact Ms. O'Hearn for more information.
National Honor Society Crest with yellow ribbon
NHS National Honor Society - Please contact Ms. O'Hearn for more information.
Stand up, stay strong, speak up, stop bullying
No Bull Club No Bull Club - Please contact Mr. Kirsten (Room N202) for more information.
Red and white Parking permit tag with the number 001
Parking Passes All cars in school lots must have a current parking pass. Applications are available online at or on the lower left side of the ABHS web page. Completed application, driver's license, current registrations, current insurance, and proper payment is required to obtain pass.
Relay for Life- American Cancer Society logo
Relay for Life Relay for Life - Please contact Mr. Ricci for more information.
Black, red and white SADD logo - students against destructive decisions
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Help educate fellow students about how to not make destructive decisions such as distracted driving, vaping, or using alcohol or drugs. Club adviser is Ms. Van Nuck.

It's Always a Great Day to be a Tar!

Thank you for looking at the Anchor Bay High School's website. Our staff is very proud of our school. We pride ourselves on creating a child-friendly, educationally rewarding learning environment for our high school students!  Our district mission statement is, "Empowering all students to succeed in an ever-changing world. Our staff has a commitment to see that this phrase is not just words, but something we constantly strive to achieve and live by. We focus on developing a strong, positive relationship with the students and parents as we work together as a team so that we can bring out the very best in each child.  With all of us working together…great things are bound to happen!

We are very proud of the accomplishments of our students and the involvement of our parents. We look forward to working with your family and providing your child an outstanding educational experience!  Please feel free to contact us at any time.

Best Always,
Anchor Bay High School Staff

Go Tars!

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Secondary Academic Support Information

How is your child doing academically in school?   Does your child need more support and resources?  If you answered, “yes” please take advantage of this newsletter.

2021 September Letter to Parents Including New Quarantine Guidelines
Quarantine Chart for Sept. and Oct.
Anchor Bay 2021 Back to School Video
2021-22 Feed the Bay Backpack Program

Feed The Bay is a non profit program that offers food for the weekends to those that need assistance. Parents simply need to sign up at their child's school and a food bag will be sent home (in their backpack) on Fridays during the school year. Our first food bags go home October 1.


ABHS Bands Press News: MSBOA District 16 - All-Star Jazz Ensemble Congratulations to the four ABHS student-musicians who were selected to the MSBOA District 16 Honors Jazz Ensemble. This honors ensemble is made up of a select group of 17 students from Macomb, Oakland, and St. Clair county high schools. The District 16 Honors Jazz Ensemble will be taking part in virtual recording sessions and performance with Jazz Educator and professional jazz musician, Chris Johnson. These sessions will take place over the months of March and April. Those ABHS student-musicians include: Jaden French, Trombone (11) Jonathan Taylor, Trumpet (12) Delaney Novach, Piano (12) Collin Arena, Drums (12)
ABHS Instrumental Music News - CMU Jazz Weekend Awards & MSBOA Solo & Ensemble Honors April 12, 2021 In March, the Anchor Bay High School Jazz Ensemble took part in the 48th annual Phi Mu Alpha/Central Michigan University Jazz Weekend. This year’s virtual festival featured high school jazz bands and combos from around the state of Michigan and Florida. Congratulations to all ABHS Jazz Ensemble student-musicians! As part of the group's overall outstanding performance, the Anchor Bay HS Jazz Ensemble was awarded one of the “Best Band” Awards in the Class AA division. In addition to the overall ensemble recognition, the ABHS Jazz Ensemble’s Rhythm Section was awarded with one of the “Overall Best Section” Awards in Class AA. Senior, Collin Arena (drum set and vibraphone), added to the awards by receiving one of the Class AA “Best Soloist” Awards. This recognition marks the 20th time in the past 24 years that Anchor Bay HS has received a major award at this prestigious event hosting Michigan’s best high school jazz ensembles and combos. It is the 7th time the school has been awarded the prestigious Best Band Award. April 15, 2021 Congratulations to senior trumpet player, Jonathan Taylor! Jonathan was one of three trumpet players in the state to be recognized as having an “Outstanding Performance” in the Proficiency 3 category for this year’s MSBOA Solo & Ensemble Festival.
ABHS Mock Trial The Anchor Bay Mock Trial team was awarded the 1st place award at the Macomb Regional tournament on Saturday March 6, 2021. The team will advance to the State Finals on March 20. This marks the 5th time that an Anchor Bay team is a State Finalist. Team members are: Seniors Jonathan Taylor, Emily Appleton, Juniors: Patti Barravecchia, Ellie de Chavez, Sydney Mann, Ashley Mathews, Sophomore: Jacob Seger. The team was coached by Teacher Denise O'Hearn and Anchor Bay Graduate and Mock Trial Alumni Jack Myrick who is currently a student at U of M and a member of the U of M Mock Trial team.
Art Show shout out to student excellence Congratulation to senior Alaina Kiehl and her Art instructor Dave Stumpf, whose senior portfolio was accepted at the Anton Art Center Secondary Exhibit for Macomb, took best of show for one of her works, a multimedia design titled Aurora Borealis. Best of show is the top award given at the show for the single work judged to be the overall best from all works turned in. Attached are images of all her works that are currently on display for this exhibit at the Anton Art Center in downtown Mount Clemens. Dave is so proud of all the incredible work she has done with him over the years.
North Central Association Accredited 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.
Requesting ID Parents please bring some form of identification (driver's license preferred) with you when signing your child out of school. We are requiring this action to ensure the safety of your children. Once again, thank you for your kind understanding and anticipated cooperation in this matter.

School Times

Standard Day: 7:17AM-2:09PM  
Conf./Half Day: 7:17AM-10:21AM
Exam Half Day: 7:17AM-10:47AM

Standard Day Schedule: 58 Minute Periods, 6 Minutes passing

1st Hour   7:17AM - 8:15AM
2nd Hour   8:21AM - 9:19AM
3rd Hour   9:25AM - 10:23AM
4th Hour  (Lunches)   10:29AM - 11:57AM (A:10:29-11, B:11-11:26, C:11:26-11:57)
5th Hour   12:03PM - 1:01PM
6th Hour   1:07PM - 2:09PM


Anchor Bay High School

6319 County Line Rd
Fair Haven, MI 48023
Phone: (586) 648-2525
Fax: (586) 716-8306


Jason Battle
Assistant Principal
David Boeskool
Assistant Principal
Richard Palmer
Assistant Principal
Mark Prebay
Assistant Principal
Jason Battle
Athletic Director
Tina Froehlich
Office Manager
Audrey Crozier
Lori Saleski
Laurie Allen
Data Para Professional
Larry Fajardo
Police Liaison

Counseling Office

Danielle Lapka
Academic Coach
Sherry Kenward
Paulette Woodside
Office Manager
Lindsay Ahedo (A-C)
Nicholas Champine (I-M)
Gregory Fowler (D-H)
Melanie George (Sp-Z)
Mary Reda (N-So)
Betsy Stein
Bilingual Counselor
Amy Distefano
Teacher Consultant


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