Higgins Lake Michigan

Welcome to Roscommon Area Public Schools

About Our Schools

 For over 145 years, Roscommon Area Public Schools has provided the community of Roscommon and surrounding areas with educational excellence. 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-3 are provided an iPad, and every student 4-12 has access to 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 1,000 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 school community that provides an exceptional education for all students. Our vision guides our Strategic Plan which was put into place in 2017 and is our guide into the future.

Our Mission

The mission of Roscommon Area Public Schools is to educate and inspire all students to achieve academic and social growth that leads to personal development for a successful future.





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.


Communication   Respect   School Pride   Welcoming Environment   Safety   Collaboration   Continuous Improvement   Diversity

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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Superintendent Catherine Erickson

Administration Office

299H W. Sunset Dr.
Roscommon, MI 48653
Catherine Erickson
Melissa Hayes
Instructional Coach
Christina Young
Instructional Coach
Kurt Nothstine
Technology Director
Joe Meadows
Operations Manager
LeAnne Allen
Board & Office Manager
Chelsey Matteson
Human Resources & Accounts Payable

Our Location

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Request For Proposal

See our current bid webpage.

Building Use

Learn about our building use policies and procedures and download an application.

Legislature Contact Information

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