Benzie Academy

Benzie Academy is located at the Benzie/Manistee Tribal Outpost  

7282 Hoadley Rd.

Benzonia, Michigan 49616

School Cell Phone: 231-383-3386  (7:45am – 3:00pm)

Word cloud business concept inside head shape, learn and education Stock Photo - 11749353 Interested in attending Benzie Academy? 

Contact the Benzie Central High School Counseling Office 231- 882-4497.

   Alternative education is designed to meet the needs of at-risk students who are not succeeding in the traditional setting. Students are provided with a variety of options that can lead to graduation and are supported by services for the student and their immediate family that are essential to success. 

While each alternative education program is unique, they share characteristics identified in the research as common to successful alternative schools:


  • Maximum teacher/student ratio of 1:22
  • Small student base 
  • Flexible school schedule with community involvement and support
  • Access to online classes 
  • Total commitment to have each student be a success




  • Mailing Address:

    7282 Hoadley Rd.

    Benzonia, Michigan 49616

  • Phone:


  • Principal:

    Larry Haughn

  • Teacher:

    Sarah Esper