Alpena Public Schools has received the 2022 Marina Award from the Michigan college access network.
The award is given to the school district that most exemplifies college readiness, participation, and completion. It honors those who go above and beyond for post-secondary attainment, the chance to earn something beyond a high school diploma that will advance their career prospects. APS was lauded at the state and national level for their ability to create opportunities for their students to succeed. Communications Director Lee Fitzpatrick spoke about the award and what it means for the school district.
“For many years, the question was for education, ‘are kids college ready?’ and what our answer at this point is, we don’t need to base that on a one day test, we can show that our kids are college ready because they’re in college and they’re succeeding,” he said.