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Welcome to Saline High School       

                                                                                                                                                             MI HEARTSafeSaline High School has been named one of the best high schools in the state of Michigan and in the top 500 nationally, according to the most recent edition of U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings.  The magazine ranks schools based on state testing proficiencies, student-to-teacher ratios, academic achievement by minority students, and performance on AP exams among other variables.





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Informational Meeting on Eating Disorders on October 27 @7pm

National Merit Scholarship competition 2017

Congratulations to Michael Wolf, National Merit  Scholarship Semifinalist 2017!!









Congratulations to the following for being recognized as Commended Students in the National Merit Program 2017!  In alphabetical order: 

Charles Bellinger

Aidan Carichner

Emma Dester

Manasa Dittakavi

Jackson Gregory

William Kiningham

Victoria Monge

Theodore Nowicki (not pictured)

Brenda Owens

Bao Phan




Service Opportunities at SHS

Please click on the link below for information on opportunities.


A Reminder to Students and Parents: SHS is a closed campus.

Attention all SHS students: You must sign out with Mrs. James at the front Sign-Out desk on the first floor when you leave during the school day--no matter the reason. And all students must sign back in--regardless of why you were gone. Otherwise, you will be truant and a disciplinary referral will be written. Attention SHS Parents: Students may not come or go during the day without parent/guardian permission. Please send a note with your student allowing them to do so which they should give to the Attendance Clerk, Mrs. James.


STUDENTS SIGN IN AND OUT EVERY TIME: All students must physically sign in and out at the Front Office Desk on the first floor with Mrs. James during school hours regardless of where and when they are going. Otherwise they will be marked truant. PARENTS NEED TO REPORT ABSENCES AND TARDIES: Please call the Attendance Line (734) 401-4387, to report your student’s absence or tardy. Always send in a note to allow your student to sign out early which Mrs. James can authorize—then we do not have to interrupt the teachers.

Boilermaker Results May 2016

SWWC welders attended the 14th Annual Local 169 Boilermakers High School Welding Competition, hosted at their regional training facility in Allen Park. More than 40 High School Welders from across the state of Michigan Attended. The contest included a rigorous written exam along with an intense welding project. They cut and bend test each weld sample after it gets scored by a panel of judges during each stage of welding. After bend testing, Ian Schwenke of SWWC Welding had the second highest weld scores out of the whole group. In the end, Ian did place 4th. This is a very respectable placing and the highest any SWWC Welder has finished at this competition! Ian continues to do well and is now focused on taking a medal at the upcoming SkillsUSA National Championships in Louisville this coming June.

Capstone Haiti Team 8

Fourteen students completed a week of water installations with Poured Out during the week, April 12-19th, 2016. Students (Alle Fiske, Hannah Turner, Jessi Feldkamp, McKenna Drevno, Erin Healy, Jenna Slotten, Ashlyn Victoria, Joey Simpson, Emily McLean, Alex Calder, Lauren Guerard, Miranda Eberle, Mackenzie Hagood, Brittany Koch) installed 4 water filters in primary schools, 2 water filters in health clinics, and 40 water filters in rural homes outside of Torbeck, Haiti. They shared their creativity, compassion, and exuberance with each and every person along the way.

CyberPatriot Team at SHS!!

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire high school and middle school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future. The program features an annual competition, in which teams across the United States and Canada, as well as from Department of Defense Dependent Schools abroad, compete in a series of online rounds for a chance to earn an all-expenses-paid trip to the in-person CyberPatriot National Finals Competition in Baltimore, MD in the spring. There, students have the opportunity to win scholarships and network with industry leaders. Saline High School has a team participating in the 8th season of CyberPatriot's National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. Beginning in October 2015, 6 students have been competing against teams across the country. After the first two rounds, the SHS Team is in 3rd place in Michigan and ranked in the top 20% nationally. The State competition round takes place January 31st. More information is available at www.uscyberpatriot.org or from the CyberPatriot staff at info@uscyberpatriot.org. Team members L to R: Stephen Jasina, Brian Blankenship, Kyle Boxeth, Tristan Klinski, Matt, Lougheed, and Adi Mannari, Technical Advisors: James Ratzlaff​, GE and Beck Adams, Saline Graduate and EMU '18 Coach: Kristin Judge

DECA competed at EMU Jan 2016!!

Saline DECA members walked into Eastern Michigan University January 7, 2016, with only one thing on their minds, dominance. EMU was this year’s host for the DECA District Career Development Conference, an annual competition where high school students compete in business-oriented events to display their vast knowledge of marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. While Saline did not enter the competition with the largest crowd, only 51 members, they did make themselves known during the award ceremony. Twenty-one students qualified for the State Career Development Conference, to be held in Detroit on March 11-13, 2016, and many others received awards for their test scores and performances in their respective events. “It was great. Just about all of my friends and I walked out with at least one medal.” said Ryan Jurek, a senior at Saline High School and second-year DECA member. DECA is an international association of high school and college students. The organization prepares students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and entrepreneurship. Saline’s DECA chapter was founded in 1990 and currently has 62 members for the current school year. To learn more about DECA, please visit www.deca.org. (Article written by Robert Fowler, 2015/2016 DECA member)

Early College Alliance (ECA)

The SAS district has committed to participating in the ECA as a secondary option for our students. What is it? The Early College Alliance (ECA) is a unique educational program designed to fully immerse high school-aged students into the post-secondary learning environment. ECA is a public, early/middle college program located on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. It exists in partnership with local school districts, including Washtenaw Intermediate School District. The program gives students an opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school and offers strong, academically focused students a chance to enroll in advanced, college-level coursework. It also provides an alternative for students who are either struggling or do not feel connected to their school. ECA allows students to: *Graduate from high school with a diploma and up to 60 college credits. *Attend classes on a university campus with support. *Learn in a college environment that fosters maturity and academic growth. *Gain vital skills for college success. ECA is funded through a percentage of each district's foundation allowance and continues seeking additional funding through both public and private sources. ECA is recognized by the Michigan Department of Education as a four plus one program. Students can participate in the program a year past what would have been their graduation year, while not negatively impacting the district’s Adequate Yearly Progress. This is an added benefit to the district and to the student. The ECA is an alternative for students who want a different high school experience. This is similar to the other options that are available. Below is a list of all of the secondary options that are available to Saline students: ECA - Early College Alliance through Eastern Michigan University WIHI - Washtenaw International High School (County International Baccalaureate (IB) program WAVE - Washtenaw Alliance for Virtual Education Saline Alternative High School

Front Parking Lot and Entrance

The front parking lot area is only for Visitors, Special Needs students and "during school hours only" dropoffs & pickups. Please DO NOT drop off students in the front before and after school. Thank you!

Global Youth Service Day Run/Walk 2016

Students from the SHS service clubs (Key Club, Interact, NHS, and Capstone) organized and participated in this annual event promoting community service and healthy living. Brian Blankenship, Regan Barsch, and William Whitehouse were the winners of their groups. All funds were donated to our service partners, Poured Out and Habitat for Humanity. Come out and join us next year!

PowerSchool Single SignOn

PowerSchool provides parents/guardians with a new feature called "Single Sign-On" which offers a number of benefits. See "Quick Links" for instructions. More...

Saline Debate Team in Salt Lake City, Utah

One Public Forum team, consisting of Saline 2016 graduates Sarah Karkoura and Jacob Niculcea, and one World Debate Team, consisting of Saline juniors Austin Bellinger and Bao Phan and Cranbrook freshman Derrick Zhan, represented the entire state of Michigan at the National Speech and Debate Association Tournament June 13-16, 2016, in Salt Lake City, Utah. There are more than 140,000 students in the Association and over 3,000 students attended the National Tournament. That means that these students were in the top 3% of the competitors in the nation! Congratulations to Saline Debate Team and their coach, Shelly Venema.

SHS Band goes to Disney!

Every four years, the Saline High School Marching Band travels to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The band performed this year on December 5, 2015 before hundreds lining the walks of Main Street USA. This periodic visit gives each of our marching band members one opportunity during their tenure at the high school to have this excellent and rewarding experience.

SHS Debate Team goes to 2016 national tournament!!!

For the first time in school history, the Saline High School Debate Team (est. 2013) has qualified to compete in the 2016 National Speech and Debate Tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah. On Saturday, January 30, 2016, eight members of the Varsity Public Forum Debate Team attended a national qualifier tournament and four have been invited to move ahead. Congratulations are extended to Seniors: Sarah Karkoura and Jacob Niculcea, and to Juniors: Thereza Cevidanes and Austin Bellinger. Also attending the tournament were Mackenzie Hagood, Ralph Tiglao, Bao Phan, and Hannah Fischer. The National Debate & Speech Tournament has been held across the country since 1931. Today, more than 3,300 high school students compete in a week-long competition to determine the most prestigious title in high school academics: National Champion. GO HORNETS!!


Mission Statement

The staff of Saline High School will guide all students in the development of an educational plan consistent with each student's individual talents, interests, and aspirations. 

We will provide a comprehensive education and counseling program that will prepare our students for whatever endeavors they pursue beyond high school.  

We pledge to provide all students with the knowledge, skills and technological literacy necessary to become informed, productive citizens in the communities where they will live and work. Our ultimate goal is for our students to become lifelong learners.

Equal Opportunity Info

Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, employees, sources of referral of applicant and admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with the Saline Area Schools are notified that the Saline Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in any of its programs, activities, or policies.  Any person having inquiries concerning the Saline Area Schools' compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IS, the ADA, or Section 504 is directed to contact: Saline Area Schools, Director of Human Resources, 7265 Saline Ann Arbor Road, Saline, MI 48176-1168