Welcome to the HPS neighborhood!
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.
Kindergarten Waiver Information
The new kindergarten age requirement for the school year 2013-14 is that students must be 5 by November 1, 2013 to enroll for kindergarten. If your resident student turns 5 on December 1, 2013 you may be eligible for a waiver. Waivers for resident students must be turned in no later than June 1, 2013. Students who move into the district after June 1 must turn in waivers no later than August 1, 2013. Please contact your school of enrollment for additional information.
School Configurations 2013-2014
|K-7 Schools||Holland High||Holland New Tech||VR Tech|
|East||8th - 12th Grades||8th - 12th Grades||9th - 12th Grades|
VR Tech - at Van Raalte School - Credit Recovery/GED Prep/Drop-Out Prevention Program - Contact Principal Jamie San Miguel at 494-2600.
Holland New Tech - Students take "electives" at Holland High and take core curriculum in a project-based, technology driven learning model at Holland New Tech. Here is the application form for Holland New Tech. Students not currently enrolled in HPS must attached a completed K-12 enrollment form, too.
Students who live more than 1 1/4 miles from their neighborhood school are eligible for transportation through Holland Public Schools.
Kindergarten through 5th grade students should have a backpack and an extra pair of shoes for gym.
For more information on enrolling in Holland Public Schools, please contact Barb Terpstra at 616-494-2040 (email@example.com).
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 November 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. Fill out this form and return it directly to Holland ECC at Maplewood at 925 Central Ave to begin the enrollment process.
Holland Public Schools participates in the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District's Choice Program. This allows parents who reside outside of the Holland Public Schools boundaries to choose an HPS school for their child(ren). An application does not guarantee admission. Space and other considerations are factors. All applications must be filled out completely and faxed to Kathleen Hudson's attention in our pupil accounting office. The fax number is 392-8225.
Non-Resident Enrollment Application
- Families who would like to send their child(ren) to a school other than their neighborhood school may fill out an internal transfer request.
- 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.