At Holland Early College, students have an opportunity to build a permanent college transcript, transferrable to 4-year universities. Early College students may earn up to 62 college credits, a full associate’s degree, by the end of their 13th year – applying for the program in 10th and starting college classes in 11th grade. It’s our mission to prepare all learners for acceptance and persistence in the Early College program, through engaging and empowering project-based learning experiences.
At Holland Early College, learning is relevant, rigorous, standards-based, active, and supported by innovative technology, as we prepare students for college success. Our graduates earn a Holland High School diploma that meets Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements, completing all of their core and elective classes at the Holland Early College campus. Our students have the unique ability to participate in all Holland High School athletics and before/after school extracurricular activities, including marching band and theater.
At Holland Early College, we use inquiry and collaboration to engage our learners with issues and questions that are relevant to their lives. We maintain a smaller learning community where students are self-directed and motivated, willing to think critically and dig deeper into their learning. We offer assemblies, clubs, and other extracurriculars to enrich our campus culture and build school spirit.
Our Early College program is based on the principle that academic rigor, combined with the opportunity to save time and money, is a powerful motivator for students to work hard and meet serious intellectual challenges. We blend high school and college in a rigorous, yet supportive program, reducing the time it takes to complete a high school diploma and the first two years of college. For more information, call us at 494-2700. We’d love for you to see firsthand the shared vision that we have for college success, and how it’s embedded in all that we do at Holland Early College!