HVRT helps students earn the required credits they need to complete their high school diploma.
The HVRT full-time online program is an accredited solution for students who need an alternative to the traditional classroom environment. An individualized graduation plan (IGP) is developed with the support of a guidance counselor, teachers, and support staff that best meets the needs of each student leading to graduation.
The HVRT credit recovery program is ideal for students who struggle in a traditional classroom, have fallen behind in their work, or have missed school due to illness or life events.
Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Holland Public Schools Diploma that meets the full requirements of the Michigan Merit Curriculum.
To learn more about this program and discuss enrollment options, please contact Zach Kapla.
More about HVRT
Holland ViRtual Tech High School (HVRT), formerly known as VR-Tech opened in the fall of 2015 as a “School-within-a-School” alternative credit recovery school model on the campus of Holland High School.
Since the opening of the program eight years ago, nearly 400 students have graduated. HVRT operates in a redesigned business center learning environment on the main campus of Holland High School. The schedule for HVRT operates independently from the main high school campus. HVRT has its own designated staff to support students and families who make a commitment to the program. Space is limited to 50 students.
Enrollment in the program is available to students in grades 11-12 from Holland Public Schools who need a credit recovery delivery model.
Graduates from this program can successfully transition into post-secondary education, training or employment opportunities. Students have the on-site ability to transfer into the traditional and comprehensive high school program at Holland High School. Students may also have the option to take required elective courses at HHS and participate in athletics based upon eligibility. Options are also available for program attendance at the Careerline Tech Center in the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District.
HHS / HEC / HVRT News:
Practices and tryouts for all high school fall sports begin on Monday, August 9th
Your needs don't stop just because the school year is over! Luckily, your OCSN Community School Coordinators are working this summer and we are here to serve YOU!
Each year HPS asks parents to register their student(s) for the next school year. Updating the information in your Parent Portal account helps us:
- Build class lists.
- Determine transportation needs.
- Stay in touch with you during the school year.
Parent Portal Registration Help 12:00 PM to 5:00 PMParent Portal Registration HelpDate: Aug 5Time: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PMCalendar: Holland High CalendarMeet in front lobby of Holland High School for help with parent portal to that registration 21/22 can be completed. By registering, student will be able to receiving busing services and a Chromebook.
Registration - HHS/HEC/HVRT 8:00 AM to 3:00 PMRegistration - HHS/HEC/HVRTDate: Aug 11Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PMCalendar: Holland High CalendarEvent is held in the HHS Commons. Enter front doors of Holland High. Please see website for more information. Registration is required for all students of Holland High, Early College & Virtual Tech.
Registration - HHS/HEC/HVRT 10:00 AM to 5:00 PMRegistration - HHS/HEC/HVRTDate: Aug 17Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PMCalendar: Holland High Calendar
Registration - HHS/HEC/HVRT 9:00 AM to 3:00 PMRegistration - HHS/HEC/HVRTDate: Aug 20Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PMCalendar: Holland High Calendar
Back to School Open Houses 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMBack to School Open HousesDate: Aug 23Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMCalendar: Holland High CalendarHHS/HEC/HVRT students/families - meet teachers and browse the building. Bring a device to access student schedule. No paper schedule will be provided.
First Day of School 9:00 AM to 10:00 AMFirst Day of SchoolDate: Aug 24Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AMCalendar: Holland High Calendar
No School - Labor DayDate: Sep 3Calendar: Holland High Calendar
Holland ViRtual Tech High School
600 VanRaalte Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
- Full Day | 7:45am-2:25pm
- Half Day | 7:45-10:50am
- 7:10am- 3:15pm | M-F (August-June)
Odysseyware is the online tool that is used for students to accomplish their work in a lab setting blended with direct teacher support.
Lessons, assessments, and instructional tools are designed to equip learners with resources for academic success, incorporating a mix of grade-appropriate text, direct instruction videos, learning activities and games. Odysseyware lessons also integrate numerous instructional supports to address diverse learning styles and allow ongoing collaboration between learners and on-line teachers through direct instruction videos.
Direct Instruction Videos: Odysseyware’s rich and engaging “Direct Instruction Videos” provide step-by-step guidance to assist students in the conceptual understanding of key concepts and procedural skills, impart background knowledge, place concepts into real-world context, and allow students to learn at their own pace.
Virtual Laboratories: Math and Science Virtual Laboratories recreate and expand the traditional student laboratory experience. Fully interactive and built to encourage active learning, engagement, and the application of conceptual understanding, Virtual Labs provide a safe and interactive learning experience.
Assessment: Embedded formative and summative assessments test student progress toward content mastery and help inform instruction.
Signing Out & Signing in
If a student needs to leave school for an appointment, please use the following procedure:
- Parents/Guardians must call the 24-hour attendance line 494-2242 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.
Student Parking Permit
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.
- 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.