Welcome, HEC students and families, to the 2020-2021 school year!
There’s no doubt that last school year ended in a way that no one could have predicted- shifting high school and college classes to a remote format, in the midst of a global pandemic, was no small task for students or teachers. But, despite the many challenges, there is no question that we learned A TON- about ourselves and each other, our community, our school, and even about the act of teaching and learning itself. This year is an opportunity for each one of us to apply what we learned in the Spring- our ability to be flexible and responsive, innovative, resilient, and persistent in our pursuit of learning- as we learn and grow together this year.
Whether you selected in-person or online learning, rest assured that our dedicated and talented team at Holland Early College is here to support you in every possible way. And, like our college partner, Davenport University, we are committed to protecting the health and wellness of our school community, to ensure that all students engage in a collaborative and empowering education.
Together, this will be a year full of great success and many wonderful memories! We can’t wait to welcome you back and get started!
Partnered with Davenport University to provide students a pathway to earn an Associate’s Degree, with college classes starting in 9th grade. Located at Holland High School, as a “school within a school,” where students benefit from both a small learning community and access to robust athletic and extracurricular programs.
Holland Early College students…
- build a permanent college transcript, transferable to 4-year universities;
- earn up to 60 college credits, by the end of their 13th year (in addition to their Holland High School diploma);
- take their first college class in 9th grade, another in 10th, and commit fully to the program in 11th grade;
- gain confidence, set academic and career goals, and experience remarkable success;
- can access HPS transportation to the Davenport University Holland campus;
- show increased college persistence and are more likely to complete college courses and degrees, than non-early college peers;
- save money! College costs including registration, fees, textbooks, and materials needed to complete the courses of study are covered by HPS.
Holland Early College students are supported by…
- engaging, relevant, and rigorous project-based learning;
- technology that supports innovation, collaboration, and self-directed learning;
- an empowering campus culture that builds trust, respect, self-management, and motivation;
- comprehensive student supports embedded into their experience at Holland Early College;
- support from their peers, families, college, and community.
Holland Early College graduates have said...
“I honestly have no idea what I would've done without this program. It's helped me discover myself and learn who I am as a person. I've learned responsibility, respect, and how motivation can really push you to do the best you can. I've learned that time management is everything, as well as the support of the people who care about you. I thank the people who were able to make my college education possible. Because of them, I know who I am, what I want to do with my life, and the kind of person I want to be in the future.”
“I'd like to express my gratitude to the Early College program for providing me with this education. It was a stressful few years but now I realize how much money I saved and how many credits I've earned. It was a unique experience and I hope other kids can take advantage of this opportunity.”
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Back-To-School on Tuesday, August 24!
For the second week in a row, HPS reports 0 new cases of COVID-19 and 0 quarantines among students and staff.
- A weekly COVID-19 dashboard will only be published during the summer months if there are new cases or quarantines to report among students participating in summer school activities.
Students at Holland Public Schools start their summer break this week, but the learning will continue all summer long! This week, we're talking about the summer programs being offered at HPS.
Holland Early College
600 VanRaalte Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
- Full Day | 7:45am-2:25pm
- Half Day | 7:45-10:50am
- 7:10am- 3:15pm | M-F (August-June)
Signing In & Signing Out
If a student needs to leave school for an appointment, please use the following procedure:
Parents/Guardians must call the 24-hour attendance line 494-2242 the night before or prior to the start of the school day, or send a note with your student to be turned into the office.
Students are reminded to stop in the Attendance Office in the morning, during lunch, or prior to class, they need to leave to obtain a RED pass giving them permission to leave class.
The student must sign out with the Attendance Secretary before leaving and upon returning to school. A pass will be given to allow the student back into class.
Anyone leaving without signing out is automatically UNEXCUSED.
Following the above procedures will alleviate waiting long periods of time in the office while staff searches for a student who is in gym class or not in their assigned classrooms. Some have missed their appointments due to this issue.
Student Parrking Permits
The parking lot is the property of Holland Public Schools and parking in this lot is a privilege. In accordance with school policy and state mandates, school personnel may search cars.
Students who find it necessary to drive to school MUST park in the assigned student parking lot. Staff parking lots are prohibited from 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. All students must have their cars registered. Forms are available in the HHS office. There is a $20.00 fee for parking permits.
Students are not permitted to sit in cars or loiter in the parking lots during the school day or during any school-sponsored events. Students may lose parking privileges for doing so.
Any student driver who drives in an unsafe and reckless manner, or violates vehicle nuisance statutes, is subject to legal penalties that may include penalty points on the students' driving record. Furthermore, the student is subject to loss of driving/parking privileges on school property and may be suspended from school.
Students are totally responsible for their car no matter who they may loan it to and other situations that may occur.
Holland High School has purchased a device called "the boot" which can be placed on the wheel of an improperly parked or non-registered car making it impossible to drive away without its removal.
Parking in staff parking lots, the front drop-off and parking area, on the grass, in restricted places such as fire lanes, or in unmarked places at the end of rows are causes for having "the boot" placed on your vehicle. In addition, unregistered vehicles and vehicles not displaying their parking tags are subject to getting "the boot."
There is a $10.00 fine for the first violation for vehicles that are registered. Non-registered vehicles will be charged $30 for parking violations. Penalties increase for subsequent violations.
We are Here For You and your student.
Volunteer at HEC:
We love when parents or guardians get involved. Make sure to fill out thie district volunteer form (once each school year) and return it to the office.