Enrollment & Registration

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.


An online enrollment kiosk is available at each HPS elementary school to help you connect & complete the enrollment form. You can also download a hard-copy of the enrollment forms (ENG|ESP) OR request a hard-copy of the forms from your school's office.

What you'll need:

  • Proof of address. (Please bring a current bill, lease agreement or license that shows your current address.)
  • Photo ID of parent or guardian enrolling the student.
  • Student's birth certificate
  • Immunization records
  • Complete name and address of previous school and phone number

A note for parents enrolling students for Kindergarten: Before beginning an academic year, a kindergarten student must turn 5-years-old by September 1. However, If your student turns 5 by December 1, you may be eligible to request a waiver. 

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. 


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. 

Click here for the School Of Choice Enrollment Form.

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 to establish a waiting list on July 8, 2020, in the Board Room of the Holland Public Schools District Administration Building located at 320 W. 24th Street, Holland, MI. 49423. All applications must be filled out completely and received at our pupil accounting office by June 30, 4:00 pm. Applications may be mailed to the District Administration Building, emailed to kmathe@hollandpublicschools.org, or faxed to 616-392-8225.

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


Each year HPS asks parents to register their student(s) for the next school year. Updating the information in your Parent Portal account helps us: build class lists, determine transportation needs, and stay in touch with you!

If you haven't already, please take a few minutes to register your student!

Don't have a Parent Portal account? Not Sure? Click here to request an account.

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 (ENG/SPA). 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.

Internal Transfer Rules (English) | Internal transfer Rules (Spanish)
Internal Transfer Request (English)Internal Transfer Request (Spanish)

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

jvandyke@hollandpublicschools.orgDo 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.

McKinney-Vento At A Glance

According to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act:

"The Education of Homeless Children and Youth program is to ensure that all homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including preschool education, provided to other children and youth."

Who is a Homeless Student?

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Tital IX, Part A of ESSA) - states that:

The term "homeless children and youth" - 

    (A) means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence...; and

    (B) includes-

        (i) children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals;

        (ii) children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings...

        (iii) children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus train stations, or similar settings; and 

        (iv) migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).

What Rights Do Homeless Students Have?

  • receive a free, appropriate public education. 
  • enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment. 
  • enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documents. 
  • enroll in the local school; or continue attending the school of origin (the school they attended when permanently housed or the school in which they were last enrolled), if that is your preference. 

If the school district believes that the school you select is not in the best interest of your children, then the district must provide you with a written explanation of its position and inform you of your right to appeal its decision. 

  • receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if you request this. 
  • receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to your children’s needs.

Who Should I Contact If I Believe A Student Is Homeless?

Holland Public School District Homeless Liaison:
Jennifer Van Dyke
Families In Transition Liason
Phone:  616-494-2652
Email:  jvandyke@hollandpublicschools.org

Or contact:

State Coordinator:
Pamela K. Kies-Lowe
Homeless Education Consultant/State Coordinator
Michigan Department of Education
Office of Field Services, Special Populations Unit
608 W. Allegan St., P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
Ph:  517-373-6066
Fax:  517-335-2886  
Email: kies-lowep@michigan.gov
For more information, please see the Michigan Department of Education website.

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