Opening day at HLA
Kids celebrate Day of the Child
riboncutting at new playground
Field Day at HLA

Welcome to Holland Language Academy

What's Happening at HLA:

2023-2024 Academic Calendar

Holland Public Schools Administrators and members of the Holland Education Association have finalized the Academic Calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. Highlights of the calendar include:

  • Open House | August 21
  • First Day of School | August 23
  • Holiday Break | December 23-January 7
  • Mid-Winter Break | February 23-26
  • Spring Break | April 3-7
  • Tulip Time Parade - Half Day | May 9
  • Last Day of School | June 4

Also included in the calendar are Early Release Days on most Wednesdays during the school year. On these days, students will be released from school 60 minutes early in order to allow teachers a better opportunity for collaborative professional development.

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Summer School 2023

We'll focus on getting students ready for school in the fall (Tk and K), providing support with reading and math (grades 1-5), and keeping students on track for graduation (grades 6-11).

  • June 19-August 3 (No School July 3-7)
  • Monday-Thursday | 8am-12:30pm
  • Free Breakfast & Lunch for students
  • Transportation available for eligible families

2023-24 Student Registration

As we prepare for the start of the next school year, it's time register your student for 2023-24. This is something we ask ALL HPS families to do EVERY year. 

Completing the registration lets us know your student(s) will be returning next year!  It also lets you:

  • Review and update household contact information
  • Review and update student health information
  • Request transportation 2022-2023 school year (Deadline to request bussing is August 10)

Without this information, your student can not be added to a class list for next year OR have a class schedule created for them.

It doesn't take long to update this information in your Parent Portal account - but it is so important that you do it very soon!

Get Your Orchestra Instrument for 6th-grade!

Attention parents of current 5th grade students interested in Orchestra during 6th Grade.

The Meyer Music instrument rental program will be explained:

  • Thursday, May 18 at HMS  | 6:30-7:15pm (make up fitting start at 6pm).
  • Saturday, May 20 at HMS | 11am-12pm (make up fitting during this time).

You can even reserve the instrument at the meeting and it will be delivered to school in the fall!  If your child was absent on instrument fitting day, this can be done at the meeting 


Holland Public Schools announces winner of 1st Annual Power H IMPACT Awards.

HLA Instructional Assistant Oralia Mascorro honored for her impact on students for nearly a half-century.

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May 16, 2023

Holland Language Academy family, 

With Tulip Time behind us, seniors last day at the High School, it sure feels like the final days are near. Many field trips are on the calendar, but we still have lots to accomplish. I keep reminding students it's important that we keep mentally focused on reaching our personal and classroom goals until the very end. Summer will officially begin at 11:35 on Tuesday, June 6. Until then, help us by getting students to school and on time as their attendance matters. 

Warmest Regards,  Principal Iliana 

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Raffle to Ride in the Big Red DUTCH Wooden Shoe During a TulipTime Parade!

Purchase a raffle ticket to give a special little person in your life the chance of a lifetime! 

Ride in the famous Big Red Dutch Wooden Shoe ahead of the Holland High School Marching Band as they TipToe Through The Tulips during the Tulip Time KinderParade and VolksParade.  

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Power H IMPACT Award Finalists

Holland Public Schools is looking for community input to help determine a winner of the district’s 1st Annual District-wide Power H IMPACT Award. Six finalists, one staff member from each building, were selected from among the hundreds of nominations from students, staff and families. The following finalists have already received a $1,000 cash prize and are eligible to receive an additional cash prize as the winner of the district-wide IMPACT Award:

  • Corene D’Addona, Speech & Language Pathologist at West Elementary
  • Oralia Mascorro, Instruction Assistant at Holland Language Academy
  • Tesha Post, Social Worker at Holland Heights Elementary
  • Karen Legg, Counselor at Holland Middle School
  • Nick Snarski, Center Room Coordinator at Jefferson Elementary
  • Jeff Kordich, Teacher at Holland High School/Holland Early College
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2023 District Art Awards

Congratulations to the 10 winners of the District Art Awards.

  • Yena Cho | HTS Grade 2
  • Josue Olvera-Aguilera |  HLA Grade 3
  • Marisol Bazan | JEF Grade 4
  • Kooper Schipper | WST Grade 5
  • Arcelia Garza | HMS Grade 6
  • Griffin Embil | HMS Grade 7
  • Amaya Hallacy | HMS Grade 8
  • Greta Christensen | HHS Grade 9
  • Jorge Arriola-Velez | HHS Grade 11
  • Alyssa Burlingame | HHS Grade 12

Artwork created by these students will be on display in the District Admin Building until next May.

Li Mascorro IMPACT Award Finalist

Li Mascarro has an impact at HLA by sharing her 46-years of history in the district with students and families.

Summer School 2023

Summer School at HPS is packed with fun learning activities with specific help for students in Math and Reading. 

This is Me! | DHH Showcase

Our DHH students are incredibly talented! They are

  • Poets
  • Storytellers
  • Comedians
  • Actors
  • Dancers

See all their talents on display at Holland Middle School, Thursday, April 27, 6-8pm

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Holland Language Academy
461 Van Raalte Ave

Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616-494-2600
Fax: 616-393-7652

Teachers & Staff

School Times:

  • Full Day | 8:30* - 3:36
  • Half Day | 8:30* - 11:35

*Please do not arrive at school earlier than 8:25

HLA Office Hours:

  • 8:10am- 4:15pm | M-F (August-June)

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We are Here For You and your student.

Click here for emotional & mental health resources.


Volunteer at HLA:

We love when parents or guardians get involved. Make sure to fill out the district volunteer form (once each school year) and return it to the office.