Instruction Department

What is our purpose?

The mission of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Programs is to advocate for our students and families in partnership with our community to assure their success inside and outside of school; continuously innovate our practices and program to improve student achievement; and educate in ways that are relevant, relationship driven, and rigorous.

Our department is here to serve the students, parents and staff of Port Huron Schools in creating quality academic programming, providing the tools to instructional staff for the delivery of rigorous and engaging instruction.



Testing Schedule

AP Testing Dates

PSAT/NMSQT Materials
Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT
Information on Student Score Reports

SAT Preparation Materials
The SAT and Michigan: What You Need to Know
Michigan SAT site
Official SAT Practice Tips for Parents
Information on Student Scores
SAT Sample Questions
Full-length SAT Practice Tests
Khan Academy SAT Prep

M-STEP Materials
2017 Guide to State Assessments
Practice for Online M-STEP and MI-Access (must use Google Chrome)
M-STEP Paper/Pencil Sample Item Sets


NWEA Main Site
MAP Test Warm-Up
MAP for Primary Grades Warm-Up
How to Read the NWEA Student Progress Report
NWEA Parent Toolkit
NWEA Parent Guide
NWEA College Explorer Tool

ACT WorkKeys

ACT (American College Test)


MME (Michigan Merit Exam)/ACT (American College Test)

English Language Proficiency Assessment

The state of Michigan requires that all English Language Learners take the ELPA, which is an English Language Proficiency Assessment. The assessment tests four domains: reading, writing, listening, and speaking in English. This assessment is given every spring. The Port Huron Area School District uses this criteria to help determine if a student qualifies for services from our Bilingual Program.

Secondary Resources

Academic Standards
Michigan Department of Education Links

Academic Standards

Course Catalog

2016-2017 High School Course Catalog

High School Options

Dual Enrollment
Advanced Placement
Blue Water Middle College home page
St. Clair TEC home page

Online Learning Link to State Catalog

Secondary Curriculum Resources

Personal Curriculum Alternative

Generally, to earn a high school diploma, a student must satisfy the requirements of Michigan's Merit Curriculum. However, the District may modify those requirements, by developing a personal curriculum for a student. All students are entitled to a personal curriculum.

In order to create and follow a Personal Curriculum, the following steps must be completed:

1. A parent/guardian of a student who has completed 9th grade, (or if the student is at least 18 years old or emancipated), or a student's teacher or counselor may request a Personal Curriculum.
2. The request is considered by a group comprised of the student; student's parent/guardian; teacher, guidance counselor or someone acting in that role. That group in turn creates the Personal Curriculum if one is determined to be appropriate.
3. The Executive Director of Achievement and Innovation and parent/guardian (or the student is at least 18 years and emancipated) must agree to the terms.
4. Regular communication between parents, student and the teachers must occur on the progress towards completing the Personal Curriculum.
5. Once the student has satisfied the Personal Curriculum, he/she may earn a high school diploma.

Please see the attached documents for complete rules and regulations relating to a Personal Curriculum.

If you have any questions, please call us at 810-984-3101.

Personal Curriculum mcl-380-1278b
Personal Curriculum Alternative. Notice LEAs