Enrollment and Transfers

Enrollment Information
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, or download the Enrollment form, (Formulario de Inscripcion del Estudiante), complete, and bring to your school office. You may also download the Record Release Form, (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. Proof of residency is also required--please bring a current bill, lease agreement or license that shows your current address. Please use the Health Appraisal Form for students that are entering preschool or kindergarten. Also, the MDE Concussion Form (English) (Spanish) should be filled out

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

Our Schools 2017-18
K-7 Schools
East, West, Jefferson, Holland Heights, Holland Language Academy

Holland High
Grades 8-12

Holland Early College
Grades 8-13
Students take all classes in a largely project-based, technology-driven learning model. Here is the application form for Holland Early College. Students not currently enrolled in HPS must attach a completed K-12 enrollment form, too.

Holland Virtual Tech
Grades 11-12
at Holland High School - Credit Recovery/GED Prep/Drop-Out Prevention Program Contact Tung Nguyen at 494-2200

For more information on enrolling in Holland Public Schools, please contact the Administration building at 616-494-2000 

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)  (Spanish) Fill out this form and return it directly to Holland ECC at Maplewood at 925 Central Ave to begin the enrollment process. 

Non-Resident Enrollment-Open Enrollment Period for 2017-2018
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. 
 
The Open Enrollment Period for limited spaces begins on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 and ends on June 27, 2017. An application does not guarantee admission. Space and other considerations are factors. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available spaces, a lottery will be conducted on June 29, 2017, in the Board Room of the Holland Public Schools District Administration Building located at 320 W. 24th Street, Holland, MI. 49423 to establish a waiting list. 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
 
School of Choice acceptance notification will be made the week of July 10.  Once the non-resident applications have been accepted the enrollment process must be completed by August 14, 2017 or the spot(s) is/are forfeited and an individual must reapply during the next open enrollment period. See the enrollment form above. Individuals not selected during the lottery process will be contacted based upon the waiting lists created on July 10 during the week of August 21-25, 2017.
 
Internal Transfers

  • Families who would like to send their child(ren) to a school other than their neighborhood school may fill out an internal transfer request. The window for completing this form for the 2017-2018 school year is May 30-June 27, 2017. Individuals will be notified the week of July 10, 2017 if their request has been honored. Request 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.

Internal Transfer Rules (English)
Internal Transfer Request
Solicitud de Cambio Interno del Estudiante
Solicitud de Cambio Interno Regulaciones

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 forms no later than May 1. Student Learner Profile

Kindergarten Waiver Information
The kindergarten age requirement is that students must be 5 by September 1, 2017, to enroll for kindergarten. If your resident student turns 5 by December 1, 2017, you may be eligible for a Kindergarten Waiver English (Spanish).   Please contact your school of enrollment for additional information.