Ernest W. Seaholm High School is a public school located within the Birmingham City School District in Birmingham, Michigan, serving grades 9-12. It is located at 2436 West Lincoln Road, Birmingham, Michigan 48009. Seaholm opened its doors for the first time in 1951 under the name Birmingham High. At the time, the Board of Education President was Ernest W. Seaholm and the treasurer Wylie E. Groves. The principal who opened Birmingham High School was Ross Wagner. He walked the student body over from its previous location. John Schulz served as the next principal (1968–1979), Jim Wallendorf followed from 1979 - 1992. Seaholm and Groves names would be the source of the modern names of Birmingham's two main high schools: Seaholm High School and Groves High School. Seaholm's student body and athletes are represented by a maroon and white maple leaf mascot. The school has a comprehensive Division I sports program that includes wrestling, Division II sports program that includes cross country running, baseball, hockey, basketball, tennis, volleyball, golf, lacrosse, swimming, competitive cheer, water polo, diving, and track & field, and Division III sports program that includes American football. For the 2011/2012 academic year Seaholm won a state championship in girls tennis and was state runner-up in girls golf and girls swimming & diving. Seaholm also partnered with Birmingham Groves to win a state championship in girls lacrosse as Birmingham United.
At one time Seaholm High School hosted classes of grades 4 through 12 of the Japanese School of Detroit. In 2010, the JSD announced that it was relocating to Novi, Michigan. It moved from Birmingham to Novi in the northern hemisphere summer of 2011.
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^"HANDBOOK For Teachers of Japanese Students." (Archive) Japanese School of Detroit. p. 4 (4/12). Retrieved on June 19, 2013. "4. Now, about 1,000 students are studying at two different school buildings. a. West Maple Elementary School Kindergarten ~ 3rd grades b. Seaholm High School 4th ~ 12th grades"