Engaging students for success!
Holland High School is home to three separate High School programs - HHS, HEC, and HVRT. Although these programs share a building, common spaces, and some programming, each are unique and offer students an alternative path toward graduation. In addition, there are two partner programs that students may apply for/enroll in - CTC & Work-Based Learning. Both provide opportunities for students to engage in learning in other settings outside of Holland High's building. Lastly, Holland High is home to many clubs that provide students a wide-range of opportunities.
Holland High is proud of the internal and external partnerships that are ready for you!
HOLLAND EARLY COLLEGE
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 VIRTUAL TECH
Holland Virtual Tech is an alternative program for students who have found themselves in need of credit recovery. Housed in the Holland High building, it is a school within a school. This is a limited enrollment program where students are placed based on their credit need, grade level, and attendance. Students work using the Odysseyware program in a lab with staff available to help with goal setting, motivation, and academic help.
CAREERLINE TECH CENTER (CTC)
“Careerline Tech Center prepares students for tomorrow’s workforce by providing career and technical education for employment and post-secondary opportunities while promoting life-long learning and personal success.”
Careerline Tech Center (CTC) provides career education to juniors and seniors in high school and offers the opportunity for students to gain skills and/or prepare for post-secondary education in a variety of programs.
At the Tech Center, students are preparing for the future. Recognizing that all students learn differently, they offer a variety of options. If college is the goal, direct credit options and articulation agreements with area colleges allow students to earn college credits while taking a Tech Center class. State and national certifications can be earned in classes like Engineering, Mechatronics/Robotics, Healthcare and Web & Game Development.
Work-based learning is a federally-supported program in career and technical education (CTE) that connects workplaces to the classroom to prepare students for real-world careers.
While every state has its own variations of work-based learning and what it entails, the goal of every program is the same — to prepare the next generation of the American workforce.
It’s an ambitious project, and it’s one that gets its momentum, power, and energy from its alliance of teachers, administrators, and business owners.
These three groups of professionals work together to create systems and scenarios that help students thrive in terms of professional development.
Nationwide, states are prepping their CTE students to enter the workforce with actual career experience under their belts!
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Holland High offers a variety of fantastic student clubs/organizations that provide unique learning, social connection, and school/community engagement events or opportunities. Meeting times and logistics vary by club . Email the club’s contact person and/or join their Google Classroom for more information. Consider joining one today!
Have an idea for a new club at Holland High? → Reach out to Mr. Rumpsa at firstname.lastname@example.org