Holland Christian Admissions Events and 16-17 Preschool & Kindergarten Enrollment
There are several opportunities to explore Holland Christian Schools in the upcoming week. Parents with a child in preschool or kindergarten next year are invited to learn more about Holland Christian's 2016-17 preschool and kindergarten programs at the school's Discovery Nights on January 19 at South Side Elementary (913 Pine Avenue) or January 21 at Rose Park Elementary (556 Butternut Drive) from 6-7:30 pm. Parents will meet the staff and learn more about the school's amazing programs specifically designed for the youngest learners. It's a great night to see how the school equips children to blaze their own unique trail in the real world as an innovative builder of God's kingdom. Childcare provided.
Prospective high school families are invited to the Holland Christian High School Showcase on January 25 from 7-8:15 pm at Holland Christian High School (950 Ottawa Avenue). Families will be able to meet the faculty, learn about the school's 1:1 laptop program, and explore the school's pioneering approach to education, deeply rooted in the context of the vibrant Christian faith.
Holland Christian offers 3-Day and 5-Day kindergarten classes. The school also offers morning preschool classes and afternoon enrichment classes, allowing preschool parents to create a fully customized schedule based on their needs. 2016-17 kindergarten enrollment begins February 3 and preschool enrollment, including 3-year-old, 4-year-old, and Junior Kindergarten classes, begins February 10. Enrollment can be completed online at hollandchristian.org/apply or by calling Admissions Director, Courtney Lampen, at (616) 820-2804.
Holland Christian Schools named Apple Distinguished Program 2015-2017
Holland Christian Schools is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2015–2017 for its K-12 1:1 program that puts Apple devices in the hands of each student. At Holland Christian Schools, students in grades K-4 each have access to an iPad, and 5th-12th grade students each receive a Macbook Air or a Macbook Pro.
The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments.
“Our partnership with Apple has provided us with the tools we need to redefine what education looks like for our students. Their systems, software, and devices allow us the creativity and flexibility to adapt and experiment with our instructional practices and with the way that our students express their learning,” said HCS Superintendent, Dan Meester.
The selection of Holland Christian Schools as an Apple Distinguished Program highlights the system’s success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment. Whether conducting experiments for the Holland area, energy initiatives or Skyping with mission workers around the world or exploring animal habitats through virtual tours, the intentional incorporation of technology has allowed our teachers to expand the walls of their classrooms, allowing students to access information, experts, and experiences that enrich and deepen their learning.