No matter the student, Holland Public Schools offer programs that are right for them.

Mathematicians and musicians. Readers, writers and robotics enthusiasts. The curious and the creative. All students find a place that fits their needs and a path that nurtures their interests. The breadth of our programming is matched only by the diversity of the students that learn, grow and succeed here.

Learn more about the Academic programs that help make Holland Public Schools Right for You!:

What​ ​Is​ ​The​ ​Law​ ​All​ ​About? 

  • In an effort to boost reading achievement, Michigan lawmakers passed Public Act 306 in October 2016 
  • To help more students be proficient by the end of 3rd grade, the law requires extra support for K-3 students who are not at grade level in reading

What​ ​Is​ ​HPS​ ​Doing​ ​To​ ​Help​ ​My​ ​Student? 

  • Your school will use tests to identify students that need extra help with reading
  • If your child is identified, your school will provide your child with an Individual Reading Improvement Plan (IRIP) to support him/her in his/her reading
  • Parents will be invited to provide input through a document mailed home. 

How​ ​Will​ ​This​ ​Affect​ ​My​ ​Child? 

  • Your child will be given additional support to work towards grade level expectations.


Holland Early College 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.

Learn more about Holland Early College.

Dual enrollment allows students  to enroll in college courses for credit prior to high school graduation. College credits earned through dual enrollment can be simultaneously applied toward high school and college graduation and can be transferred to other colleges or universities. 

HPS participates in the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act (PSEO) and, therefore, provides payment per the per pupil spending allowance for eligible course(s).

Learn more about Dual Enrollment.

Holland Public partner with Careerline Tech Center to help students prepare for the future.

Recognizing that all students learn differently, the Tech Center offers a variety of options. If college is the goal, direct credit options and articulation agreements with area colleges allow students to earn college credits while taking a Tech Center class. State and national certifications can also be earned in classes like Engineering, Mechatronics/Robotics, Healthcare, and Web & Game Development.






Visual Arts


All K-8th grade students at HPS have a STEM class. This starts in Kindergarten, and goes through 8th grade. STEM focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in a hands-on integrated way.  K-5 grade students have STEM once a week, 6th and 7th grade students have STEM every day, and 8th graders take STEM as an elective.

Project Lead the Way

3-Year Project Lead the Way Pathway 

Introduction to Engineering Design

Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3-D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work.

Principles of Engineering

Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.


Holland Public Schools curriculum is aligned with Michigan Department of Education State Academic Standards K-12.The state academic standards serve to outline learning expectations for Michigan’s students and are intended to guide our local curriculum development. These standards should be used as a framework for curriculum development with the curriculum itself prescribing instructional resources, methods, progressions, and additional knowledge valued by our HPS community. These standards provide a platform for state assessments, which are used to measure how well schools are providing opportunities for all students to learn the content outlined by the standards. Horizontal alignment assures that all students have access to the same curriculum regardless of which Holland Public School they attend or teacher they are assigned. Vertical articulation addresses the transition between one grade or subject level to the next. At HPS, this is an ongoing process that is never fully complete as teachers and administrators continue to look at data, research, and resources and how well the curriculum is being implemented. We believe that ensuring that every student has the same access to curriculum and instruction is the right of every student at HPS!

Thank you for your interest in learning more about our district. To view annual reports or school improvement plans for individual schools, or to view district information, simply click on the building or district name below.

If you have questions for us, please give us a call. We will be happy to answer your questions. Your e-mails are welcome as well.


If you need help accessing any of these files please contact Brianna Coleman at  494-2042 for assistance.

Holland Public Schools has an uncompromising commitment to student achievement. Title One supports this commitment with federal funding that provides additional instructional services for our students who need extra time and instruction to succeed in school. Title One funding helps us reach our goal of providing opportunities and high quality education to ALL students, allowing students to reach their full potential and preparing them for the future. 

Buildings that benefit from Title 1 funding are:

Holland Middle

Holland Middle Family-School Compact


Jefferson Family-School Compact

Holland Heights 

Heights Family-School Compact


West Family-School Compact


HLA Family-School Compact


Parents who visit our buildings have most likely met some of our Instructional Assistants during the course of the year. These positions have been funded by Title One for the purpose of providing extra support in the core content areas.

Parent involvement is key to your student's success. Click here for the district parent Involvment Plan

We want HPS parents to be involved in decisions regarding their student(s) and school. If you would like to share your ideas about what your child learns, please contact your building principal. We'd love to have you be a part of the planning processes. 

If you are not sure who to talk to, please contact Brianna at 616-494-2040- she will point you in the right direction.

Online Learning

Section 21f of the FY2013 State School Aid Act expands access to digital learning options for students in Michigan.  This legislation enables public school students in grades 6-12, with the consent of a parent or guardian, to enroll in up to two online courses during an academic, semester.  Enrollment in online courses under Section 21f cannot result in a course load that exceeds a full-time schedule. Deadline for course enrollment is the last day of previous semester. These courses will contain letter grades just like regular courses.


First review the course offerings in Odysseyware courses on their site or look at the courses available in the Michigan's Online Course Catalog . Please be aware that not all Odysseyware courses are of enough rigor and may not be approved.

Additional parent resources include the following:

Parent Guide to Online Learning

Student Guide to Online Learning


Look over the Online Readiness Questionnaire to determine if it is a good fit for your student. (provided by Stanislaus State)


Attend a meeting with your counselor to decide what is best for your student. At this meeting you will receive a copy of the Student/Parent Contract.


Decide which courses to take and turn in the Contract to the Student Success Office by the appropriate deadline.  June 1st for the following fall semester and December 1st for the Spring semester.  Student(s) will be approved/denied and given notification. Student will meet with 21 Coordinator on 1st day of classes of semester.

Any questions please email at

Reproductive health involves a lifelong process of acquiring information and forming attitudes. The four primary goals of reproductive health education are: 

  1. To provide accurate information
  2. To provide opportunities to explore, question, and assess attitudes, values, and insights
  3. To develop skills that foster positive relationships and interpersonal skills
  4. To help your people exercise responsibility regarding sexuality

Questions can be directed to Patti Dobias, the district director for school improvement, at 616 494-2040.

School Improvement

Associate Superintendent

Melissa Remillard
Administration Building

Administrative Assistant

Liliana Figueroa
Administration Building

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are a great opportunity to:

  • share academic progress and growth based on classroom observations, testing data, assessments, portfolios, and assignments
  • learn from parents or guardians so teachers can be better informed about students' strengths, needs, behaviors, and learning styles
  • discuss enrichment or intervention strategies to support students' learning
  • discuss issues that may be interfering with students' learning and growth

At HHS and HMS, Conferences appointments are walk-in during listed days/hours. Parents of K-5 students can schedule an appointment time at the links below.


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School Climate Survey - Opt Out Option

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Parent/Family Night - All Things Holland | VIDEO

At the first Parent/Family Night of the year, we talked about all things Holland:

  • Resources for Parents
  • Positive Student Behavior
  • Remind
  • Parent Portal
  • Attendance

The Parent Family Night on October 19 at HMS will focus on Academics: Take it and Make it!

September - Parent/Family Night

Parent/Family Nights are designed to engage and educate families about ways to support and advocate for their children at Holland Public Schools.

September: All Things Holland! - Come learn about using Remind and Parent Portal, attendance expectations, and discover all the ways your student can get involved at School.

  • Tuesday, September 19, 5:30-6:30pm at West

Pizza Dinner served at 5:30pm. Supervised Childcare in the Gym.

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HPSPodcast 4.2

Students at Holland Public Schools return to class this morning…. Earlier this week Superintendent Nick Cassidy had a chance to address teachers and staff in the district about the small schools and BIG opportunities available at Holland Public Schools in the coming school year!