Learn. Grow. Succeed.
Learn. Grow. Succeed.
Muskegon County is known for its high teaching standards, top-rated colleges, numerous career and technical education programs and free college opportunities.
Muskegon County neighborhood schools are known for high-quality curricula, cutting-edge technology, and teachers who use innovative ways to reach all learners. We have safe, state-of-the-art facilities and offer a wide variety of academic options including advanced placement classes, dual enrollment in college, early college for degree attainment, and career and technical training with college credit opportunities.
The opportunity for free higher education is available to all students who graduate from a Muskegon County high school with a 3.5-grade point average or higher and live within the Muskegon Area ISD boundaries. Hard work is rewarded through the Muskegon Area Promise with two free years at either Muskegon Community College or Baker College. This program is made possible through private contributions. Living in Muskegon County brings youth closer to their dreams by offering this unique higher education benefit, access to premier higher educational opportunities, and an excellent quality of life.
Muskegon County is home to Muskegon Community College and Baker College. Both colleges are top rated institutes and have been recognized nationally for a number of their core programs. Baker College’s Culinary Institute of Michigan has produced numerous high-quality chef’s and has won numerous national culinary competitions. Additionally, Muskegon offers access to opportunities with four-year Universities including, Grand Valley State University, Western Michigan University, Ferris State University.
Muskegon County Schools invest in state-of-the-art facilities and offer extensive programming, from STEM education to career and technical education at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center. Free programs include:
Allied Health Technology
Auto Collision/Refinishing Technology
Auto Service Technology
Catering & Culinary Management
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Graphic Production Technologies
Health Science Academy
Internet, Network & Security Technologies
Hands-on career and technical training is also offered to adults at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center through a free program called Linked Muskegon. In 18-weeks, adults take a direct path to job skills, a high school diploma or GED, and an entry-level position within the local manufacturing or health industry. Those who successfully complete the program meet face-to-face with employers who are eager to hire!