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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A message from your School Nurse

As Spring Break approaches we wanted to make you aware that Measles have been reported throughout the United States as well as in Michigan.  

 

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National School Breakfast Week

Every child deserves a nutritious start to their day. All students at Holland Public Schools have access to a nutritious breakfast meal at school everyday, at no-cost to the student.

  • From March 4-8, let's spread awareness about the benefits of a balanced breakfast at school. 

 

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HPSPodcast 4.23

This week we talk with Kayla Geering about the Unified Sports teams at Holland High School.

Vocals Road Trip Coast to Coast

HHS Vocal Dimensions is proud to bring you their Spring Show: Road Trip | Coast-to-Coast

  • Thursday - Saturday, March 21-23 at 7pm and Saturday March 23 at 2pm at HHS PAC
  • $10 students | $15 adults online, at 616.494.2000, or in-person at the HHS Athletic Office (Cash Only at Door)
  • ASL Interpretation at Saturday Shows
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Increasing Student Diversity in AP & Honors Courses

Members of HHS' Calling All Colors visited 8th Grade students at HMS to talk about AP and Honors Courses, and Holland Early College. 

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Upcoming Events

  • 5 March
    • HHS/HMS Conferences 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      HHS/HMS Conferences
      Date: Mar 5
      Time: 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Calendar: Holland High Calendar
      Holland High/Early College Parent Teacher conferences are student led and done by appointment with Advisory teacher.  Holland ViRtual Tech conferences will be held in the Media Center.  This is the 2nd day of conferences.  The last day will be March 7.
  • 6 March
    • Early Release Wednesday 7:45 AM to 1:55 PM
      Early Release Wednesday
      Date: Mar 6
      Time: 7:45 AM to 1:55 PM
      Calendar: Holland High Calendar

      Dismissal at 1:55pm

      Students will be released from school 60 minutes early in order to allow teachers a better opportunity for collaborative professional development.
  • 7 March
    • HALF DAY - HMS/HHS 7:45 AM to 10:50 AM
      HALF DAY - HMS/HHS
      Date: Mar 7
      Time: 7:45 AM to 10:50 AM
      Calendar: Holland High Calendar
      6-8 | 7:30a-10:35a
      9-12 | 7:45a-10:50a
    • HALF DAY - HMS/HHS 7:45 AM to 10:50 AM
      HALF DAY - HMS/HHS
      Date: Mar 7
      Time: 7:45 AM to 10:50 AM
      Calendar: Holland High Calendar
      6-8 | 7:30a-10:35a
      9-12 | 7:45a-10:50a
    • Conferences - HMS/HHS 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
      Conferences - HMS/HHS
      Date: Mar 7
      Time: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
      Calendar: Holland High Calendar
      Holland High/Early College Parent Teacher conferences are student led and done by appointment with Advisory teacher.  Holland ViRtual Tech conferences will be held in the Media Center.  This is the last day of conferences.
  • 13 March
    • Early Release Wednesday 7:45 AM to 1:55 PM
      Early Release Wednesday
      Date: Mar 13
      Time: 7:45 AM to 1:55 PM
      Calendar: Holland High Calendar

      Dismissal at 1:55pm

      Students will be released from school 60 minutes early in order to allow teachers a better opportunity for collaborative professional development.
  • 20 March
    • Early Release Wednesday 7:45 AM to 1:55 PM
      Early Release Wednesday
      Date: Mar 20
      Time: 7:45 AM to 1:55 PM
      Calendar: Holland High Calendar

      Dismissal at 1:55pm

      Students will be released from school 60 minutes early in order to allow teachers a better opportunity for collaborative professional development.

 

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)

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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.