Points of Pride

Excellence in Academics

Mona Shores High School takes great pride in academics:

Top ACT composite in the County - 21.1 ; Top 5% in West Michigan - State average of 19.8

20 Advanced Placement courses

78.6% of MSHS students earned a 3 or higher earning potential college credit

  • Compared to 66.5% earning 3 or higher in Michigan
  • Compared to 61.3% earning 3 or higher in the Nation
  • College Board AP Honor Roll 3 years in a row

The Class of 2014 earned over 5 million dollars in College Scholarship opportunities

Through the National Merit Scholarship Program earns annually Semi-Finalist, Finalists, and Scholar award recipients

Newsweek America’s Top HS - 2010 and 2013

The Washington Post’s Most Rigorous High Schools - 2013 and 2014

Education in Excellence awards - 2012 and 2013

Career and Technical Education (CTE) at the Muskegon Career Tech Center

Online and Blended learning opportunities

Voyager Learning Lab

Extensive Elective programs including: World Languages, French, Spanish, Broadcast Studio, Business, Visual Arts, Newspaper, Yearbook, Debate, Woods, Metals, CAD, Design

Early College partnership with Muskegon Community College

Host School for the Muskegon Lumberjacks

Ride with Pride Positive School and Community Campaign

Excellence in Performing  Arts

Mona Shores High School takes great pride in its Performing Arts offerings that have earned state and national recognition.

Orchestra, Fiddlers, Marching Band, Band, Choir, Jazz Band, Guitar, Drama/Theatre

America’s Tallest Singing Christmas Tree- Featured on the Travel Channel

Allegros - "Broadway" musicals

Each of the performing arts programs travels abroad to perform (Ireland, Italy, Greece, Brazil).

Excellence in Athletics

Mona Shores High School takes great pride in offering 23 MHSAA-recognized varsity sports, a state-recognized weightlifting program for all athletes, and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Clearinghouse guidance for college-bound student-athletes. Additionally, the following achievements have been attained by the department over the past decade.

4 MHSAA State Champions (Girls Golf in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
2 MHSAA State Finalists (Ice Hockey in 2007; Football in 2014)
2 MHSAA Third Place Finishes (Boys Bowling in 2013; Competitive Cheerleading in 2017)
Over 30 Individual First-Team All-State Student-Athletes
2 MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award Winners (Kobe Burse in 2016; Jordan Walker in 2017)
2 MAHoF Scholar-Athlete Award Winners (Kennedy Potts in 2016; Jordan Walker in 2017)
3 State "Coach of the Year" Award Winners (John Brainard, Girls Golf; Greg Schmeling, Bowling; Matt Koziak, Football)
30+ Academic All-State Varsity Teams
30+ NCAA Division 1 & 2 Scholarship Athletes
Over $2,000,000 in athletic scholarships