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.”

Summer Learning Update for Holland High School

Holland High Summer School (credit recovery) is canceled for the remainder of the week due to a lack of air conditioning at HHS. It will now begin on Monday, June 24, and be condensed into a 5-week program. Students will receive a Chromebook to work from home and can stay an extra hour each day if they choose. Rest assured, students will still have ample time to complete their courses.  Any additional updates will be communicated by Friday, June 21. 

  • Summer Learning at West Elementary will continue as scheduled.
  • Basketball and Volleyball Summer Camps will resume tomorrow, June 18, at Holland Hight School. These indoor camps may move outside if needed, with frequent water breaks and safety guidelines in place. 
  • Sports Performance will continue on Wednesday and Thursday from 8-10am. 
  • Summer Breakfast & Lunch program at HHS will be in session.
  • All other camps will proceed as scheduled.  

All other HPS events in other buildings will continue as scheduled.

Events Cancelled at HHS | June 17

The air conditioning at Holland High School is currently not working and temperatures have risen to the mid-80s inside the building.   With outside temperatures being warmer tomorrow, we are going to cancel all events held inside HHS for Monday, June 17.  

This includes:

  • Summer Learning
  • Sports Performance
  • Volleyball Camp
  • Basketball Camp
  • Cross Country camp will still take place as scheduled.  

Events in all other buildings will take place as scheduled. 

Please stay cool and hydrated.      

We will send out a message tomorrow about events for Tuesday.  

Meet Up & Eat Up

HPS will provide FREE Breakfast and Lunch to ALL children under 18 in the district through out the summer.

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16th Teachers Live Here Grant Awarded

Jenifer Jongekryg is a teacher at Holland High School.  Thanks to an anonymous donation from a family in the city and to the support of the Holland Educational Foundation, she and her husband (who also works at Holland High) will get $25,700 toward the down payment of a home in the Holland area as a part of Teachers Live Here!

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2024 Summer Sports Camps

There's a sports camp for every kid this summer at Holland Public Schools. 

  • Run by HPS coaches with assistance from Varsity athletes 
  • Everything from learning-the-basics to practicing game skills

Join us this summer for a HPS Sports Camp.

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Upcoming Events

  • 26 September
    • District-Wide STEM Night 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      District-Wide STEM Night
      Date: Sep 26
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Holland High School 600 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423, United States
      Calendar: Holland High Calendar
  • 28 September
    • Homecoming Dance 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
      Homecoming Dance
      Date: Sep 28
      Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
      Calendar: Holland High Calendar
  • 23 October
    • DeComposer's Concert (Antics in the Attic)
      Date: Oct 23
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: HHS Performing Arts Center
      Calendar: Holland High Calendar
      Holland Orchestras celebrate Halloween

 

Holland Early College
600 VanRaalte Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616-494-2200
Fax: 616-393-7534

School Times:

  • Full Day | 7:45am-2:55pm
  • Wednesday Early Dismissal | 1:55pm
  • Half Day | 7:45-10:50am

Office Hours:

  • 7:10am- 3:15pm | M-F (August-June)

HHS Media Center

If a student needs to leave school for an appointment, please use the following procedure:

Parents/Guardians must call the 24-hour attendance line 494-2200 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.

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.

Parking Violations

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. 

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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.