Higgins Lake Michigan

Welcome to Roscommon Area Public Schools

About Our Schools

Since its beginning, the Roscommon Area Public Schools has continually focused on the needs of our roscomi.jpgchildren. RAPS is a Class C school district serving pupils in a 350 square mile area of the central Northern portion of the lower peninsula in Roscommon County, Michigan. Located conveniently near the intersection of US-27 and I-75, the residents of the Roscommon Area Public School District enjoy quick access to metropolitan areas along with beautiful rural living, close to Higgins Lake, Lake St. Helen and the South Branch of the famous Au Sable River.

Since the construction of the Roscommon Middle School in 1994, and renovations to all district buildings beginning in 2008, the district houses outstanding facilities for art, music, theater, athletics, the industrial arts, media centers, and technology.  

Through the Roscommon Area Public Schools 1:1 Student Technology Initiative, each student K-5 are provided an iPad, students 6-12 are provided a Chromebook. Technology is an integral aspect of student success at RAPS.

RAPS currently operates one elementary school, one middle school and on high school serving approximately 1,200 students. Additionally, the district has developed an early childhood program with a focus on preschool education. Roscommon High School is NCA Accredited. Roscommon Area Public Schools has received multiple awards and recognition and continues to support students with an exceptional staff.

Vision, Mission & Strategic Plan


Our Vision

Roscommon Area Public Schools will serve as a destination district, and we will collaborate with our community to be leaders in Education. Our vision guides our Strategic Plan which was put into place in 2012 and is our guide into the future.

Our Mission

To educate, challenge, and inspire all students to become lifelong learners that are well prepared for our global society. Our mission is the heart of our Strategic Plan that continuously demands excellence. 

The key to our success is our total commitment to this mission.

The future

With a visionary Strategic Plan in place, exceptional staff, dedicated parents and supportive community, the Roscommon Area schools is a great place to grow and learn.


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