DISCOVER FREMONT'S EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
The outstanding educational systems in Fremont encourage interaction between the schools and the community and are committed to lifelong learning. Fremont schools are known for their excellence in education. The tradition of achievement and emphasis on excellence has resulted in the finest public, private and parochial schools in the country. Students consistently maintain high academic standards and score high on standardized tests like the ACT and HSPT. After graduating high school many students often go on to advanced studies and attend major universities or technical schools around the country.
FREMONT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The Fremont Public School District enrolls over 2,600 students in its three elementary schools, middle school and high school. They have a challenging schedule for college-bound students, strong basic education and real-world training for the non-college bound students and special education programs for children who have special needs.
The Fremont Public Schools are equipped with computers and other equipment that promote a new way of learning. A network linking the entire district and county connects staff and students to each other and to the world. Fremont Public Schools' commitment to integrating technology offers a greater learning experience overall.
The High School is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Extra curricular activities are an important part of student life, in addition to academics. Twenty varsity sports and two-dozen clubs and activities enrich the lives of students at Fremont High School. The music program includes a marching band, symphonic orchestra and choir and have competed at the state level and received excellent ratings and division awards. Fremont High School also has one of the finest theater programs in Michigan with many award-winning artists. The middle school and elementary schools have a wide variety of activities available to students. The types of activities include interscholastic sports, co-ed sports (cross-country and swimming) and intramural sports that involve ninety percent of all students.
Community involvement and life-long learning are themes carried out in the public school district. All community residents and business people are welcomed and encouraged to share their interests and expertise with the schools. The District also offers a variety of leisure and academic courses for adults and children, one of the most comprehensive community education programs in West Michigan.
PRIVATE AND PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS
Residents of Fremont can also take advantage of the variety of private schools that meet the academic, religious and cultural needs of a diverse community. The private schools in Fremont include the Fremont Christian Elementary & Junior High Schools, Newaygo County Baptist Academy, St. Michael's Convent and School, Faith Christian School, Providence Christian High School and the Seventh Day Adventist School of Fremont. The private and parochial school systems are built for and dedicated to the purpose of educating children in a positively Christian way. They provide a high standard of education with a strong curriculum and carry through with firm and loving discipline that promotes spiritual growth and direction in life.
NEWAYGO COUNTY CAREER-TECH CENTER
The Career-Tech Center serves 11th and 12th grade students from the twelve area high schools. Students attend a half-day session to pursue specific career interest. The programs provide a broad base of knowledge and skills that can be transferable to many occupations. The academic subjects relate to the "real world" and prepare students for work or college. Major features of the Center provide training in up-to-date job skills, work habits, basic skills and careers. The classes provide ãhands-onä learning experiences, certified instructors, high-tech equipment and development of problem-solving and decision-making skills. All credits earned apply toward high school graduation and often college credit is obtained. Personal counseling and job placement services are also provided to students.
Fremont is a community with a long history of valuing and promoting higher education. Baker College of Fremont is a satellite campus of Baker College of Muskegon. The Baker College system is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Founded in 1888, Baker College is one of the fastest growing career college systems in the United States. Baker College now serves over 16,000 students on nine campuses and six satellite locations across Michigan and On-Line. Baker College offers over 75 diploma, certificate, Associate, Bachelor and Masters programs in the fields of Business, Health and Human Services and Technical.
These programs are designed by experienced educators and advisory board members from the working world to give students specialized skills and training in their field of interest. Small classroom settings enable students to build a working relationship with faculty and give students individual attention needed to get the most out of their classes.
Baker's Lifetime Career Services help students while attending Baker find part-time positions, including co-op or internship programs, which often lead to permanent positions. Lifetime Career Service also assists students to find the job they have been working so hard to prepare for. Baker College helps graduates successfully enter and remain in the job market. Ninety-eight percent of Baker's graduates are employed in satisfying professional jobs.
Programs offered at the Fremont campus include:
THE FREMONT AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY
A great appreciation for literature is very evident in the Community's support of the Fremont Area District Library. The community and numerous foundations campaigned to raise $5.5 million for its new renovation and expansion that was completed in January 2000.
Whether used for recreation or educational research and development, Fremont takes pride in its exceptional public library system. The expansion provides fifty percent more seating and shelf space with a special collection dedicated to young adults. The central corridor separates the children and adult sections. The Local History Room contains historical and topical resources about the Fremont area community. The library added an eight workstation computer training room with the latest technology for staff, patrons and business training in the community. The library offers a separate meeting room with seating for 165, plus rooms that are dedicated to children’s programs, small groups and individual study.
The Fremont Area District Library plays a vital role in the future growth of Fremont. Families, business and industry benefit from the educational opportunities, training sessions, and the wide variety of services and programs the library has to offer.
Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce