Non-Resident School of Choice
At HPS we Embrace, Engage, and Empower each student for success in an ever-changing world.
Bright Futures Begin Here!
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.
An application does not guarantee admission. Space and other considerations are factors. Applications may be mailed to the District Administration Building, emailed or faxed to 616-392-8225.
For more information on enrolling in Holland Public Schools, please contact the Administration building at 616-494-2000.
AVAILABILITY FOR SCHOOL OF CHOICE
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In addition to our core programs, Holland Public Schools invites you to learn more about:
Holland Early College: Students have the opportunity to build a permanent college transcript earning an Associate’s Degree, or up to 62 transferable credits by the end of their 13th year in partnership with Davenport University. Specific career pathways include a business or technology emphasis, pre-health emphasis (medical assisting, pre-nursing) and teacher preparation; on top of the 80+ programs available in five colleges at DU.
Nature-Based Heights: Holland Heights Elementary is partnering with the Outdoor Discovery Center Education Network to provide kids with a TUITION-FREE Nature-Based Learning Experience that will help them learn, read, and grow. Starting in the Fall of 2022, HPS will focus on Kindergarten and 1st Grade classes, providing experiences and lessons beyond the classroom in our neighborhood, school grounds, and local parks.
- Regular visits to the classroom from ODC teachers and nature experts.
- Lessons that help kids make sense of the world around them related to our classroom learning goals.
- Explorations that help tie together our literacy with the world around us.
In 2023 we will add Grades 2 and 3 as a focus. And in 2024, we will add Grades 4 and 5.
Holland Language Academy: A TK-5 dual language program where English-dominant and Spanish-dominant students learn core subject content and culture together in two languages. This dual language instruction continues through eighth grade at Holland Middle School with language maintenance course offerings at Holland High School.
K-8 STEM / Project Lead The Way: An enriched program of our core curriculum developing essential skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a hands-on problem solving, relevant way. Project Lead The Way extends this learning into the high school with an emphasis on career pathways in engineering.
Gifted & Talented/Advanced/Honors/Advanced Placement: HPS offers a continuum of advanced and accelerated learning opportunities beginning in the 4th/5th grade through Gifted & Talented enrichment; 6-8th grade advanced classes in Math, English Language Arts and Social Studies; and a comprehensive line up of honors/advanced placement classes at Holland High School. In addition, students may also accelerate through P.A.T.H., Michigan Virtual High School, and 21f online learning opportunities.
1:1 Technology: Personal devices TK-13 where students are able to enrich classroom learning by bridging the digital divide for academic enrichment, supports, assessment and access.
Extra-Curricular Activities: A broad array of world, national, and state award winning programs in US FIRST Robotics, athletics, visual/performing arts, debate, forensics, quiz bowl, and history fair.