Welcome to Montague Area Public Schools


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The Montague Area Public Schools (MAPS) district is a relatively small district where teachers and support staff care for and encourage children. We nurture students while challenging them to meet high standards of achievement and behavior. The size of our district allows teachers to know students well and personalize their instruction. Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child's education.

The MAPS district is located in northern Muskegon County and southern Oceana County, an area of exceptional and diverse beauty.  MAPS is one of 12 local districts that make up the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District.

Our district schools include the Montague Area Childhood Center, R. R. Oehrli Elementary, Nellie B. Chisholm Middle School and Montague High School.  All are located in residential neighborhoods within the city of Montague. We serve children from the city of Montague, Rothbury Village, Montague Township, White River Township and parts of Claybanks, Grant and Otto townships, an area of more than 120 square miles.

Students throughout MAPS are offered a wide variety of instructional programs and services. Elementary students experience a comprehensive instructional program based on Michigan benchmarks and standards that is designed to prepare them for the rigors of secondary education. Basic academic subjects are the core that permeates each student's day. Students also receive instruction in art, music, and physical education which balance and add depth to their learning experiences.

Secondary students are offered a comprehensive curriculum including courses for general education and college preparation. They face high expectations in meeting state benchmarks and standards as teachers challenge them to delve deeply into instructional objectives.