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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Left to Right: Mae Miller, Jacob Feak, Adam Alderson, Ben Rund-Scott, Henry Kragt (kneeling). Adnan Shmieh (not pictured)

Holland FIRST Robotics Team Chaos-74 Qualifies for State Championship Event

During competition at Grand Valley State University this weekend, Chaos finished 7th out of 40 teams,  were picked by the 4th place alliance, and ended the day in 4th place! This earned Chaos enough district points to qualify for the FIRST Robotics Competition State Championship at SVSU April 6-8. 

HHS Orchestras Cafe Pops - To Life!

Monday, April 17, 7:30pm at Christ Memorial Church.

Join us for dessert, coffee, and musical offerings in the celebration of life; with guest performances by the HHS vocal Dimensions and HMS 7th and 8th Grade orchestras.

HHS Theatre Production of Little Mermaid

April 27-30 at the HHS Perfoming Arts Center!

Vocals Goes to Hollywood

HHS' top choir brings their annual performance to the Performing Arts Center, featuring music from the Big Screen!

  • Thursday March 23, 7pm
  • Friday, March 24, 7pm
  • Saturday, March 25, 2pm
  • Saturday, March 25, 7pm 

Tickets are $10 for students / $15 for adults. They can be purchased online, at the district admin offices, or by calling 616.494.2000.

All shows will be interpreted in ASL

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Holland High School’s Vocal Dimensions is ready to open their show - "Vocals Goes to Hollywood”! This week we talk with two members of the group….

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Upcoming Events

  • 31 March
    thru April 7
    • Spring Break
      Date: Mar 31 - Apr 7
      Calendar: Holland High Calendar
  • 14 April
    • Senior Order Pickup 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
      Senior Order Pickup
      Date: Apr 14
      Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
      Calendar: Holland High Calendar
      For Holland High & Early College students planning to graduate May 2023.
      This event is for graduation order pickup.  Please enter the PAC lobby from the 

      outside doors.  Balance due must be paid upon pickup of order using cash or money
      order (no checks please)
  • 21 April
    • Half Day for ALL students
      Date: Apr 21
      Calendar: Holland High Calendar
    • Junior/Senior Prom 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
      Junior/Senior Prom
      Date: Apr 21
      Time: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
      Calendar: Holland High Calendar
      Frederik Meijer Gardens
      1000 E Beltline Ave, NE
      Grand Rapids, MI  49525

      Ticket is required. 
      Cost - $45.00 per person

      Tickets can be purchased online at: or in
      the Athletic Office. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.

      Guest pass required for any non HPS student attending dance.  Passes are 
      in the Athletic office.

      The butterfly garden will be open to students 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • 30 April
    • National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
      Date: Apr 30
      Time: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
      Calendar: Holland High Calendar
      By invitation only. Ceremony will be held in the Holland High Performing Arts Center auditorium
  • 6 May
    • New Event 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      New Event
      Date: May 6
      Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      Calendar: Holland High Calendar
  • 7 May
    • NHS Induction Ceremony 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      NHS Induction Ceremony
      Date: May 7
      Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Calendar: Holland High Calendar
      Students and families by invitation. National Honor Society induction ceremony for 10th and/or 11th grade students.


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
  • 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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