Community Education 179 Cloverleaf Lane Houghton Lake, MI 48629 989-422-6161 Fax: 989-366-2075

Houghton Lake Community Education (HLCE) was founded in 1987. We are an adult and alternative education school. We also have a childcare that is open to all of our students and to the general public. Alternative education is available for students who are between the ages of 14 and 19 and who have experienced a lack of success in the traditional school setting, but still have the desire to obtain their high school diploma. Consistent with our mission statement, students are provided vocational training and employability skills while completing their high school requirements. Vocational training focuses on computer skills. The hardware and software used is consistent with current business and industry standards.

Students 18 years and older may enroll in GED and/or ABE (Adult Basic Education) classes. Students attempting to get their GED, attend class 5 days a week where they prepare for the five tests they must take to acquire their GED. Students whose reading and writing skills are below ninth grade level will be enrolled in ABE classes. ABE classes are offered 5 nights a week and students spend time building up their math and reading skills so they will be successful in passing the GED.

Contact Information

Houghton Lake Alternative Education 
‚Äč179 Cloverleaf Lane 
Houghton Lake, MI 48629 
Phone: 989-422-6161 


  • Graduation- June 11th @ 11:00am at HL Jr/Sr High Auditorium
  • Mackinac Island Field trip- June 16th
  • Last day of school-June 22nd
Adult Ed Staffing:

Sara Patti-Mentor

Connie Cline-Mentor/GED proctor

Jeremy Ryan-Mentor

Lynette Gosney-Administrative Assistant

Dana Edwards-GED teacher

Heidi Palatka- Principal