Enrollment and Transfers
We look forward to meeting your family and thank you for the opportunity to educate your child(ren). We know that you will be pleased with our experienced staff and high learning expectations. Parents are an important part of a child's learning experience--we encourage you to become actively involved in your neighborhood school.
Student assignments are based on home addresses (if you are unsure of your neighborhood school, please 616-494-2950 for assistance).
To enroll your child, you may stop in at your neighborhood school to pick up the forms, or download them here:
- Enrollment Form, (Formulario de Inscripcion del Estudiante)
- Request for School Records, (Solicitud de Record de la Escuela), which gives HPS permission to get your child's records from previous schools. It is a state requirement that the birth certificate and vaccination record of your child must be presented upon enrollment.
- Health Appraisal Form for students that are entering preschool or kindergarten.
- Concussion Form (English Concussion Form) (Spanish Concussion Form ) should be filled out for all students.
- Parent Portal Sign Up
- Enrollment Forms for HHS
Other required documents for enrollment:
- Proof of residency. Please bring a current bill, lease agreement or license that shows your current address.
- Photo ID of parent or guardian enrolling the student.
We will again be doing a "screening" process for incoming kindergartners. The screening begins this summer. Parents are asked to call 494-2044 to set up a time for their kindergartner.
Here is the info about KINDERGARTEN SCREENING.
Do you live in any of the following situations?
- In a shelter
- In a motel or campground due to lack of an alternative adequate accommodation
- In a car, park, abandoned building, bus, or train station
- Doubled up with people due to loss of housing or economic hardship
If so, you may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.
Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)
Holland Public Schools enrolls children in the Great Start Readiness Program. To be eligible your child must be 4 years of age on or before September 1st of the program year attending, and the family must meet income eligibility and/or risk factors established by the State. Please download the GSRP application. (English GSRP application) (Spanish GSRP application) Fill out this form and return it to the District Administration Building at 320 W. 24th Street to begin the enrollment process.
Non-Resident Enrollment-Open Enrollment Period for Schools of Choice 2019-2020 - April 8-May 17, 2019.
Holland Public Schools participates in the state's 105(c) non-resident enrollment program under the State School Aid Act [MCL 388.1705 and 388.1705c]. This allows parents who reside outside of the Holland Public Schools attendance boundaries to choose an HPS school for their child(ren) from the Ottawa, Allegan, Kent and Muskegon Intermediate School Districts.
All applications must be filled out completely and faxed or dropped off to our pupil accounting office at the District Administration Building or faxed at 616-392-8225. Non-Resident School of Choice Application
Our Schools 2018-19/2019-2020
Holland Heights - Kevin Derr, Principal - email Mr. Derr
Holland Language Academy - Iliana Vasquez-Ochoa, Principal - email Ms Vasquez-Ochoa
Jefferson - LeeAnn Stephan - email Ms Stephan
West - Dr. Kathleen Ramirez, Principal - email Mrs. Ramirez
Middle School 6-8
Holland Middle School - Nick Cassidy, Principal - email Mr. Cassidy
Grades 9-12, Katie Pennington, Principal - email Mrs. Pennington
Holland Early College
Grades 9-13, Andrea Mehall, Director - email Mrs. Mehall
On the campus of Holland High School in partnership with Davenport University. Students take all classes in a largely project-based, technology-driven learning model while enrolled at Davenport University working toward the completion of an Associate's Degree or up to 62 transferable credits.
Holland Virtual Tech
Grades 11-12, Zack Kapla, Program Director - email Mr. Kapla
On the campus of Holland High School - Credit Recovery Program
For more information on enrolling in Holland Public Schools, please contact the Administration building at 616-494-2000
The window for internal transfers for the 2019-201 school year will be open March 18-29, 2019.
- Families who would like to send their child(ren) to a different elementary school other than their neighborhood school may fill out an internal transfer request. Requests may not be made outside of this open enrollment internal transfer window.
- Requests will be honored based on space and availability in the school requested. Parents who transfer their students out of their neighborhood school are responsible for bringing their children to and from school.
- Once approved, internal transfer students will be grandfathered into the requested school.
Student Learner Profiles
If you would like to share your child's unique learning style with the building principal prior to the classroom assignments please fill out the appropriate form below. Please turn in the form no later than May 1. Student Learner Profile
Kindergarten Waiver Information
The kindergarten age requirement is that students must be 5 by September 1, 2018, to enroll for kindergarten. If your resident student turns 5 by December 1, 2018, you may be eligible for a Kindergarten Waiver (K-Waiver English) (K-Waiver Spanish). Please contact your school of enrollment for additional information.