Benzie Academy


9222 Homestead Rd.

Benzonia, Michigan 49616

231-882-4381 (7:45am – 3:00pm)

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Benzie Central High School
Counseling Office
Emily Burrus
6-12 Registrar
Katrina Grose
231-882-4497 Ext. 2222

   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:

    9222 Homestead Rd.

    Benzonia, Michigan 49616

  • Phone:


  • Principal:

    David Clasen

  • Teacher:

    Elaine Taghon

  • Parapro:

    Maria Wolowiec