Holland students are back to school and earning college degrees

Doing More. Together.

Students are back to school in Holland, and they are already busy learning. Ottawa Area ISD shares a few of their best tips for families preparing to go back to school:

  1. Engage your student’s world
  2. Communicate by asking questions
  3. Encourage them in their studies
  4. And take advantage of the Holland Early College program

The Holland Early College Program, in partnership with DavenPort University, allows students to work on an associate’s degree throughout high school, starting as early as their freshman year. Located on Holland’s High School campus, this “school within a school” supports students educationally and financially. By graduation day,  they can have an associate’s degree completely paid for by the district along with their high school diploma.

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 and technology 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

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