K - 12 Education: Where Students Excel at Every Level
St. Clair County is a great place to live and work -- and it’s also a great place to learn. Academically, St. Clair County schools provide high-quality programs at all grade levels. They meet and often exceed state standards.
Our public education program features countywide Schools of Choice, giving parents and students access to 12 high schools, 43 elementary and intermediate schools, 11 public school academies, a technical education learning center, and a special education learning facility. Our public schools reflect a diverse mix of cultures, ranging from a mid-sized city environment in Port Huron to suburban and rural districts as well as charter schools.
Award-winning St. Clair County TEC provides career-focused programs for more than 800 students in a dozen specialties. In the past generation, it has produced a remarkable 37 national skills champions.
The innovative Blue Water Middle College Academy provides students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and a college associate degree at no cost by attending school for an extra year.
The St. Clair County Regional Education Service is a good place to learn more about our schools.
Higher Education: A Lifetime of Learning
We live in an age when learning never ends, and St. Clair County offers access to a truly outstanding community college as well as proximity to several of the Midwest’s finest research universities.
St. Clair County Community College (SC4), situated on a 25-acre campus on the banks of the Black River in downtown Port Huron, serves nearly 4,500 students. CollegeMeasures.org ranks SC4 among the best of the nation’s medium-sized colleges in areas such as academic support, student services and percentage of degree completions. SC4’s University Center offers transfer programs with the University of Michigan-Flint, Ferris State University, Madonna University and Walsh College.
The Baker College system, with more than 35,000 students across Michigan, has two campuses in Port Huron. The main campus on the west side of town offers a variety of degree programs for students of all ages and circumstances. Meanwhile, Baker’s newly opened Culinary Institute of Michigan overlooks the beautiful St. Clair River as it emerges from Lake Huron.
We’re also within commuting distance of superb universities including:
Lawrence Technological University
Michigan State University
Saginaw Valley State University
University of Michigan – Flint
University of Michigan
Wayne State University