Fremont Public Schools is located in the town of Fremont, MI. Fremont offers a rural atmosphere, while still being in close proximity to metropolitan areas. Fremont is within a one-half hour drive of Muskegon, a one-hour drive of Grand Rapids, and a one and one-half hour drive of Lansing, Michigan's state capitol.
The City of Fremont is a full-service community, providing police and fire protection, water, sanitary, and storm sewer systems, as well as refuse and recycling programs.
Fremont also offers choice health care services. Gerber Memorial Heath Services (GMHS) is the largest area health care provider, offering a 77 -bed hospital and health care system. GMHS offers hospital, diagnostic, outpatient, rehabilitation, occupational health, and educational services, as well as visiting medical specialists and a center for mental health.
GMHS recently underwent a $10.9 million expansion- enhancing established services, as well as providing additional opportunities. Several of these opportunities are housed in one of the hospital's newest facilities - the Tamarac. The facility is the hospital's center for health and well-being and offers wellne programs for inner and outer well-being, as well as health education programs, women's health classes, physical therapy, a spa, and more!
Fremont's four city parks offer a variety of recreation opportunmes including swimming, boating, camping, volleyball, playground equipment, and a multi-purpose court for basketball, hockey, and skating. The city also offers newly-built skateboard park, as well as more than 100 acres of woodlands for biking, hiking, or just enjoying the city's surrounding beauty.
The city and surrounding townships are further working to add over 30 miles of non-motorized pathways, which will connect area schools, parks, and other points of interest.
Fremont also offers many cultural opportunities. The Dogwood Center for Performing Arts, completed in 2002, features a 400-seat main theater. The center offers the opportunity for both national and local talent to perform.
The newly renovated, state-of-the-art Fremont Area District Library also provides many opportunities. Renovations totaling $5.5 million were completed in January 2000.
Fremont is home to many businesses and industries, including Gerber Products, the world’s largest baby food company. Over 280 area business and civic-minded organizations call Fremont home.
Fremont offers many educational opportunmes. Besides an exemplary K-12 education, the community also offers opportunities for higher education.
The Newaygo County Career-Tech Center serves eleventh and twelfth grade students, providing a "hands-on" learning experience taught by certified instructors. Credits earned at the tech-center apply toward high school graduation. College credits can often be earned as well.
Another higher education opportunity is offered through Baker College of Fremont - a satellite campus of Baker College of Muskegon. Balcer College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is one of the fastest growing career colleges in the United States.
Fremont Public Schools recently announced yet another educational opportunity through a partnership with Muskegon Community College. The college will now be offering classes on the Fremont Public Schools campus.
In addition to these local opportunities, there are several other colleges and universities within a 70-mile radius of Fremont that also offer numerous educational opportunities for area residents.
For more information about Fremont and the surrounding community, visit the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce web site at www.fremontcommerce.com.