Douglas R. Welch High School
Douglas R. Welch High School, located on Harrison Street, helps Ionia Public Schools accomplish its mission to educate all students by offering a variety of daytime classes and services for students in grades 10-12.
High school age students who may more successfully complete high school in a non-traditional setting may attend Douglas R. Welch High School. The goal of Douglas R. Welch High School is to help students attain graduation and to prevent students from dropping out.
If you are a high school age student who would like to earn your high school diploma in order to give yourself an opportunity to compete for jobs that require a high school diploma, allow you to apply for admission to a community college, or make you eligible to join the military services, the staff at Douglas R. Welch High School can help you achieve that goal.
Douglas R. Welch High School permits you to receive your high school diploma by earning just 18 Michigan Merit credits. The credits you have already earned may count toward the 18 credits you must earn to graduate.
If you are 15-19 years of age, you are eligible to enroll at Douglas R.Welch High School. If you are coming from Ionia High School, we must receive a referral from Mr. Knapp. If you are coming from another district, please call to schedule an appointment with Mr. Duley.
Want to complete your dream of earning a high school diploma right here in Ionia? Many of you are so close! Don't know how many credits you need? The Welch staff would be happy to check your high school record for you.
Please call 616 -527-3530 for enrollment opportunities and more information.