Early Colleges have documented incredible outcomes.  These include increased high school graduation rates and increased college enrollment and course/degree completion.  Students report more positive school experiences, like better relationships, higher expectations, more rigorous and relevant instruction, and more academic and social support, as compared to non-Early College peers.  Through full participation in Early College, students may earn up to 62 college credits, a full Associate's degree. 

Beliefs

When students encounter the rigor, depth, and intensity of college coursework at an earlier age, they are inspired to work hard and stretch themselves intellectually.  With comprehensive support, and an opportunity to offset college costs, students are motivated to achieve at a higher level, reaching their fullest potential. 

Points of Pride

We have amazing students and staff!  Holland Early College students consistently perform at or above the level of a traditional Davenport University student.  Our students carry an average college course load of 9 credit hours, with an average cumulative GPA of 3.0.  Our college courses have a 90% pass rate, and graduates of our program leave with an average of 48 transferable college credits.   

 

Our dedicated and talented team at Holland Early College and Davenport University is here to support you in every possible way. If you’d like more information, we’d be happy to connect at your convenience!

-Andrea Mehall, Director

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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New DUTCH Apparel at the Red & White Shop

We are excited to announce that the red and white shop is back open and re-stocked with new Nike and Jordan brand apparel – just in time for Christmas shopping!

Stop by between 7:30a and 3:30p during the week OR during any home varsity event in The Dome.

Thank you for supporting Holland Athletics! GO DUTCH!

The HHS Music Department Presents the Holiday Collage Concert

Saturday, December 11 at 7pm at the Jack Miller Center for the Performing Arts at Hope College.

Featuring HHS Bands, Choirs and Orchestras.

Health Career Students show support for Health Care Workers

HPS loves being a part of the Holland Community!

Students from Sarah Seccombe's Health Career Class at Holland High left messages of support to the essential workers at Holland Hospital. 

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HHS Color Guard Bake Sale

December 18, 10am-2pm at First Reformed Church -630 State St.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the purchase of color guard equipment for upcoming parades and the 2022 marching season. Guests are required to wear masks.

HPSPodcast 3.13

HHS Theatre presents A Year with Frog and Toad December 2-4 at 7pm, December 4 at 2pm. This week, we talk with Julia Porretta (Frog), Breckin Bigelow (Toad), and Director Delynne Miller.

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Upcoming Events

  • 7 Dec
    • Vocal Dimensions at Freedom Village
      Date: Dec 7
      Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Calendar: Holland High Calendar
    • HMS Choir Concert 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      HMS Choir Concert
      Date: Dec 7
      Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: Holland Middle School, 373 E 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: Holland High Calendar
  • 9 Dec
    • Vocal Dimensions at First United Methodist of Holland
      Date: Dec 9
      Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Calendar: Holland High Calendar
    • HMS Orchestra Night 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      HMS Orchestra Night
      Date: Dec 9
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: HHS Performing Arts Center
      Calendar: Holland High Calendar
      HMS Orchestras presents: Live Music. One Night Only! | Free Admission
  • 10 Dec
  • 11 Dec
    • HHS Performing Arts Holiday Collage Concert
      Date: Dec 11
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, 221 Columbia Ave, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: Holland High Calendar
      Holiday music from Holland high School Bands, Orchestra and Choirs. $5 Admission / Cash at the Door OR order your tickets at: https://hollandhighmusic.ludus.com/index.php masks will be required.
  • 13 Dec

 

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

School Times:

  • Full Day | 7:45am-2:25pm
  • 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. 

Do you need to send your HHS Transcript to a college or get a copy of your Holland High School Transcript for yourself?

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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.