Vandercook Lake HSMS serves 725 students in grades 6-12. The building principal is Mark Schonhard and the assistant principal is Renee Rudloff. There are 37 professional teaching staff members, one media specialist and 2 counselors. In addition, there are the following professional support staff: school psychologist, school social worker, speech and language therapist, school nurse, and homebound or hospitalized services for certified students.

Assisting all of us in keeping the building operating in an organized manner, keeping the building clean, transporting students, serving nutritious meals, and helping teachers and students are: custodians, secretaries, bus drivers, paraprofessionals, and lunchroom personnel.

Our daily attendance at Vandercook Lake HSMS averaged 92% for last year. All students are assigned to Vandercook Lake based upon residency within the geographic borders of the district. Our student population also includes school of choice students.



Applications for School of Choice may may be completed at any time.  Students are usually only admitted to Vandercook only at the beginning of each semester.  Students are accepted for first semester up to the end of the first week of school.  Applications for second semester will be accepted up to the end of the first week of second semester.







Special Education Services and Student Assistant Teams


Vandercook Lake Public Schools provides learning opportunities for eligible students with special education needs through a continuum of services and programs. If staff members or parents suspect a student to be in need of special education services, a referral should be made to the Student Assistance Team (S.A.T.) The S.A.T. may recommend a special education evaluation or they may develop a general education intervention plan to address the needs of the student. Once a student is formally evaluated, an Individualized Education Plan (I.E.P.) team meeting is held. Determination of special education programs and services is made at the I.E.P.T. Special Education programs and services for Vandercook Lake Public Schools are operated and administered through the local buildings and in out-of-district facilities in collaboration with the Jackson County Intermediate School District.
1000 East Golf Ave.
Jackson, MI 49203-5795
(517) 782-8167

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