Tawas Area High School

Tawas Area High School will provide an atmosphere in which all students can learn academically, mature emotionally, progress socially, and develop skills that will improve the quality of their lives.


                                                             SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION 

This summer Tawas Area High School will be operating a Summer School as a credit recovery program for students who have failed at least one core academic subject.  TAHS will be utilizing a very effective on-line credit recovery program called Plato.  The Plato Credit Recovery System is a comprehensive, standard-based online curriculum used by thousands of learners all across the country.  The Credit Recovery and Summer School program is an ideal opportunity that gives students the chance to redeem themselves academically.  Students will have a certified teacher monitoring their progress and assisting them on an individual basis if necessary.  Classes will run from July 6th through August 16th and will be held Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00-1:00.  Through the individualized, self-paced Plato curriculum, students can make significant progress with minimal time on the system.  Each Plato course is a .50 credit class.  Students who fall more than two credits behind must explore other options, including credit recovery during the regular academic year, or an alternative summer school program.

It is important to note that this program comes at a very minimal cost to you.  Typical summer school programs can cost $200 or more.  The price per 0.5 credit class is $125 (tuition covers staff costs).  The Commitment Contract is on the back of this correspondence.  Please sign it and send the completed form to school with your student to officially register with your counselor.  Space is extremely limited and you are encouraged to register your student early.  If you do not register your student early, please sign applicable forms and bring them with you to registration on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 1:00 PM in the Tawas City Middle School Cafeteria. If you have not already registered and are not in attendance on June 21, you may lose your opportunity for credit recovery.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please call the Counseling Office at 984-2120.  We look forward to working with your son/daughter and getting him/her back on the path to success.


Eric S. Diroff

Tawas Area High School Principal 






                                   US News and World Report Awards              

                                Tawas Area High School Silver Medal as

                                  one of the Best Schools in the Nation


Tawas Area High School received a silver medal and was honored as one of the nation’s top schools by US News and World Report. TAHS was also ranked 73 out of the 850 high schools in the State of Michigan. In the U.S. News and World Report 2016 Best High Schools rankings, over 21,000 U.S. public high schools were reviewed. To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal. Schools were ranked within each state, as well as on a national stage, so families can see how their public high school stacked up against rivals within the community and across the country. In the national rankings, 500 schools earned gold medals, 2,173 schools were awarded silver and 3,545 schools earned bronze.  


To learn more click on Principal Diroff's US News and World Report Silver Medal Google Slide Presentation to the Board. 



Knowledge Bowl On May 19 Tawas High School Knowledge Bowl won the Knowledge Bowl First Place Trophy for the second year in a row.  On this year’s team were captain David Martin, Kyle Veit, Nathan Koehn and Gregory Jacot, with alternates Nicholas Hemker and Stephen Young.  Both this year and last Tawas won the First Place Knowledge Bowl Trophy in an undefeated season.  This year Tawas has won 2 First Place Trophies – 1 in the Knowledge Bowl Competition and 1 in the Blue Division of the Quiz Central Competition.   Pictured, left to right, are Kyle Veit, David Martin, Nathan Koehn, Stephen Young, Nicholas Hemker and Gregory Jacot.  Kyle holds the school trophy.  David holds the traveling Winners Cup trophy, which has the names of all the first place winners etched on it since the competition began in the school year 1983-84.



April Students of the month 

 April Students of the Month from left to right: TAHS Prinicpal Eric Diroff; Sophomore Emily Mikulski; Senior Max Loga; Freshman Dillon Mochty; 8th grader Forest Kiesler (Not pictured; Junior Brianna Byard)

Parent School Improvement Survey 2016    


                                                For up-to-date information, be sure to follow Principal Diroff on Twitter  

       TwitterTawas Principal Twitter Account 




Important announcement regarding student parking at TAHS 

Since ground was broken for our construction project, we have lost multiple rows of parking spots traditionally allocated to our staff and students.  As a result, we currently do not have enough parking spots for staff and all students that may wish to drive.  After completing our enrollment for parking permits for our seniors and juniors, we have sold all of the available parking permits, meaning we have allotted all of the available parking spots for students for the current school year.  If additioinal parking spaces become available, we will open our window for potential student drivers to apply and will allocate the spaces by a lottery system.  


Parking lots will be getting checked for permits.  Students found to be driving without permission will have the following consequences:


1st offense - Warning and parental contact

2nd offense - Detention (3 hours) assigned and parent contacted.  Parent also informed the next offense will result in the vehicle being towed.

3rd offense - Vehicle is towed

We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding during this construction time. Should additional spots become available after we have filled our current spots, an all call will be made giving instructions at that point. 


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TAHS ELA/World Language teacher Brenda del Rio recently attended the American Legion State Convention in Livonia where she was honored as one of five teachers selected as the American Legion Department of Michigan's Teacher of the Year Award.  Teachers are nominated from the state of Michigan based on the teacher's competence, community involvement, and school involvement in patriotism/Americanism/community service programs.  Only five teachers were recognized state-wide for this prestigious award. 

drive 4 ur school

TAHS Principal Eric Diroff and Assistant Principal Stacey Mochty accept a check from Lindsay Miller from Dean Arbour Ford for $1,500.  The money was raised through the Drive 4 UR School program. The Drive 4 UR School program is a fun, engaging way to help schools raise money to support their students. Dean Arbour Ford partnered with TAHS Student Senate and the Friends of Rachel group, to conduct a test-drive fundraising event. For every valid test-drive completed, Ford Motor Company donated $20 to the participating high school.  Funds from this event will go towards student initiatives/programs at the high school. 


Homecoming 2015

Homecoming 2015 Homecoming 2015

Veteran's Day assembly

Veteran's Day assembly Veteran's Day assembly

USA vs Canada Football

USA vs Canada Football USA vs Canada Football

Varsity Girls Bball Champs

Varsity Girls Bball Champs Varsity Girls Bball Champs

Varsity Bball at the Palace

Varsity Bball at the Palace Varsity Bball at the Palace

Varsity Soccer Champs

Varsity Soccer Champs Varsity Soccer Champs

Student Section

Student Section Student Section

Pep Rally

Pep Rally Pep Rally

Dance Force

Dance Force Dance Force

Homecoming parade C/O 15

Homecoming parade C/O 15 Homecoming parade C/O 15

Mrs. Bolen's Chemistry Lab

Mrs. Bolen's Chemistry Lab Mrs. Bolen's Chemistry Lab

Mrs. Grusecki's class clowns

Mrs. Grusecki's class clowns Mrs. Grusecki's class clowns

Mr. Woelke's Physics

Mr. Woelke's Physics Mr. Woelke's Physics

Donkey Basketball

Donkey Basketball Donkey Basketball

Tawas Area Band

Tawas Area Band Tawas Area Band