Welcome to Olivet High School
Olivet High School
255 First Street, Olivet, MI 49076
High School Office: (269) 749-3671
Athletics Office: (269) 749-9631
Fax: (269) 749-4560
“Olivet High School: Small Community, Big Things Happening!”
Olivet High School is proud to have earned the distinction of being a Reward school for its efforts in 2012-13. In addition, Olivet was ranked in the top 93rd percentile in the State of Michigan’s 2012-13 Top to Bottom School Rankings. We are very proud of the students, staff, and community for helping contribute to Olivet High School’s achievements in and out of the classroom this past year.
At OHS we have academic programs that are comprehensive and rigorous. We use a modified four block schedule to provide students with the opportunity to take 32 credits while attending Olivet High School. In addition to the core academic courses (English, Math, Science, and Social Studies) we also offer courses in the Fine Arts (Ceramics, Sculpture, and Art & Design), Foreign Language (Spanish I, II, and III), Performing Arts (Band, Jazz Band, Choir, and Fortissimo), Computers, and Physical Education/Health (including Advanced PE and Fitness). Our relatively small school has many comprehensive academic offerings, to include upper level courses such as Calculus I and II, Research and Composition, Anatomy and Physiology, Agricultural Leadership, Botany, Large Animal Veterinary Science, and Visual or Digital Design. In addition, we have about 50 students taking advanced courses at Olivet College each semester. Students can also enroll in Michigan Virtual High School courses enabling them to take Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Olivet High School participates with the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center program for our mathematically and scientifically gifted students. We also have approximately 80-85 students who attend the Calhoun Area Career Center each year for instruction in courses such as 21st Century Health, Law Enforcement, Welding and Automotive Collision Repair.
We have award winning Band, Choir, Drama, and FFA programs. We have a dedicated student council program with over 30 students in all four grade levels, and we are extremely excited to have brought the Link Crew program to Olivet High School this year.
We also have very strong athletic teams as evidenced by the number of district, regional and state playoff titles and appearances we have had. The 2012-13 school-year included several outstanding athletic performances, both from teams and individuals. The varsity football team qualified for the state playoffs for the fifth consecutive season, reaching the district final before losing to eventual state champion Portland. The varsity girls’ basketball team won a Kalamazoo Valley Association championship, winning 17 of 18 league games. In addition, the varsity boys’ basketball team and the varsity baseball squad captured Class B district titles.
Individually, Alex Dartt qualified for the girls’ cross country state meet in the fall, while golfer Keagan Carpenter and two track athletes – Hayley Walkowski (100-meter dash & long jump) and Quintan Harris (shot put & discus) – reached the state finals in the spring. Walkowski finished 7th in the long jump and Harris was 7th in the discus.
Olivet High School, constructed in 1992, has over 500 students in grades 9-12. Our building is connected to the middle school and central office facilities. In the spring of 2005 we opened a gorgeous new auditorium facility. It provides an outstanding forum for our award winning band, theatre and choir programs. In 2009 we added a new cafeteria, and a beautiful athletic stadium with an artificial turf surface. Olivet High School is staffed with 30 highly qualified faculty, 7 skilled support staff members, and two energetic administrators that are focused on working together to provide the best possible educational environment and academic curriculum for our students.