The HPS School Roster 2018-2019
One of the core strengths of Holland Public Schools is the diversity of our student body. Each year, students from nearly 35 different countries speaking nearly 25 different languages learn with each other every day. The inclusive school environments afford students to collaborate and learn from each other preparing them for participation in a diverse and ever changing world.
Prek-5th grade: Holland Heights, Jefferson & West
These elementary schools are conveniently located across the city of Holland.
Along with excellent and caring classroom teachers, dedication to class sizes of PreK at 18, K-2 at 24, and 4-5 at 26, and a strong core curriculum; all three schools provide students with extended learning opportunities in music, art, P.E., and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Students also have access to 1:1 technology including iPads and Chromebooks as grade level appropriate.
A Positive Behavior Support Model is in place to teach social competency recognizing positive behavior while holding students and peers accountable for learning success. As a result, students are able to learn and staff are able to teach in safe, secure and predictable learning environments. Restorative Practices are used when conflict arises to ensure that reconciliation takes place. Watch the video introduction of PBIS and the Power matrix.
Holland Language Academy
HLA delivers core curriculum in English and Spanish in a unique Two-Way-Bilingual-Immersion design. Classroom rosters are comprised of students who come from both “Spanish speaking” and “English speaking” homes. This feature provides a beneficial cultural dynamic not found in many Spanish-immersion programs which serve largely students from English speaking households. Given its instructional purpose, Holland Language Academy only accepts students entering kindergarten unless students have been enrolled in an immersion school. Instruction in Kindergarten is 90% Spanish transitioning to a 50/50 blend by 5th grade. This immersion program continues into the middle school.
Holland Middle School
Our middle school program provides rich core curriculum providing the opportunity for students to master curricular outcomes based upon their individual learning needs. A rich array of Advanced classes are offered in math, English Language Arts and STEM. Students also have the opportunity to take Spanish, ASL, theatre or participate in our award winning band, orchestra and choir feeder school programs. As a result, students may begin earning high school credit or accelerated progression once at Holland High School. Students are issued individual Chromebooks to expand learning beyond the school day. Elective classes are provided to students to engage in a social media world as digital citizens.
Holland High School
HHS has received state, national and world recognition for its core academic programs and extra-curricular activities. Some of these accolades include: & World Report for academics, 2014 World Champion US FIRST Robotics, a recent performance by choir members at Carnegie Hall, Rose Bowl Appearance and Presidential Inaguration by our Marching Band, 22 State Championships in Competitive Theatre. Orchestra Performance with students from China at Valparaiso University, national forensics/debate finalists, state/national championships in boys/girls swimming, and a recent state championship in Varisty Boys Soccer. There is virtually something for everyone to get involved. A broad of array of additional student activities are available.
HHS offers a strong array of Advanced Placement and Honors Courses to multi-tier supports to support students with special learning needs.
Every student is unique and Holland High offers a variety of educational pathways to help every student pursue their dreams, whether it involves going to college or beginning a new career. Holland High’s counselors, teachers, and staff take the time to listen and learn about the needs of their students so their guidance and instruction are effective, purposeful, and relevant.
Holland Early College
Holland Early College also offers an exciting choice for 9th-13th grade students. Located within Holland High, Holland Early College offers enrolled students the opportunity to earn a Holland High diploma while also earning up to 62 transferable college credits. In some cases students graduate with an Associate's Degree. In partnership with Davenport University, students are able to begin exploring a general applied associate's degree or begin career pathways in technology, engineering, health fields, or a developing teacher preparation program. Alumni of this program have obtained successful careers and/or are continuing their post-secondary education in pursuits of four-year degrees.
Holland VIrtual Tech
HVRT provides an online learning community for students to earn credits and complete their diploma. Serving less than 50 students at a time, students receive the supports necessary to credit recover and stay on track to graduate. Graduates from this program are able to enter the world of work or post-secondary education/training prepared to be successful.
LEARN MORE about each school by clicking on the school names on the right.