Home of the RAMS

Principal - Michael P. Willard

Student Services/Guidance Office: 517-694-2116
Main Office: 517-699-0294
General HS Fax: 517-699-3451

Athletic Office: 517-694-2383
Athletic Fax: 517-699-3439
Theater/Facilities Rental Office: 517-699-6439

North Campus

 NORTH CAMPUS (NC)   grade 12
5780 W. Holt Rd., Holt MI 48842
for 12th grade students
Attendance/Absence line

Asst. Principal  -   Ann Coe -
                                             NC Attendance/Discipline Office:      517-694-4370
                                             North Campus Fax:                                517-694-8362
MAIN CAMPUS (MC)   grades 9 - 11
5885 W. Holt Rd., Holt MI 48842
for 9th-11th grade students
Attendance/Absence line
Asst. Principals
                                                 Christopher Billingslea -
                                                 Nick Johnson -
                                                Attendance/Discipline Office:         517-694-3446
                                                Attendance Office Fax:                      517-694-2044
Driving Directions to Holt HS
  • The Main Campus and North Campus are open with supervision from 6:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
  • Wednesday supervision is provided from 9:20 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Students are not to be on school property before or after those times unless participating in a supervised activity.
  • Students must be with an advisor, teacher, or coach of an activity.
  • Parents of students who arrive before the start time or are delayed beyond the end time will be notified and asked to make alternate arrangements. Thank you for your cooperation.
 (These time schedules for building supervision have been implemented for the safety and welfare
of our students. The intention is to ensure that all students are safe and well-supervised.)
Parents have a transportation option:  CATA transportation can be pre-arranged
by calling CATA at 517-394-CATA.  Students with a student pass
(obtained from the school office) can ride for .60 cents one way.
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Class of 2016
Sunday, June 5, 2016    4:30pm   MSU's Breslin Center
General seating (no ticket needed!)
Doors open at 3:30pm for seating
Graduates need to arrive no later than 4:00pm


Holt High School Information
HHS Student Website - updated by Web Publishing students as they learn.
School Bell Schedule
School Highlights

Student Activities

Website link from Web Publishing Class = Holt HS
Student Success
On most Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays a study hall and student success period are held in the library at the main campus from 2:45p.m.-3:30p.m. Any student is welcome to sign-in and get assistance in any subject. Students are asked to be prepared with their homework, questions, etc. and be serious about working. Students must make arrangements for their own ride home.



Your older student may know the rules about crossing a street but they may not always follow them or may get distracted. Though laws provide for pedestrians to have the right of way, drivers don’t always see our students or follow this rule.
We discourage students from walking across Holt Road and provide shuttle busses between the high school and the 9th grade campus. Shuttle bus information is clearly posted in the main hall near the front doors or students can stop in the office to find which bus to ride across the street between campus locations.
Students making the choice to walk across Holt Road for any reason must cross at the pedestrian walkway using the traffic light system. Please remind your student to use care and caution when crossing, to always cross at the intersection, and to watch approaching traffic. Students crossing the street in the dark early morning hours should take extra caution and wear light colored clothing that can be seen by drivers.
Please use care when dropping off your student — be patient,
drive slowly, and exercise caution around all schools in Holt.
Questions to Ask College Reps

Whether you're a sophomore just beginning the college search or a senior in the throes of finalizing your application list, you might just find yourself wandering the stalls of a college fair this fall. And while these events are a great way to learn about schools, they can occasionally be awkward or nerve-wracking. After all, you shouldn't just breeze through, quickly snatch up some pamphlets and then immediately depart. To make the most out of the experience you really must stop and chat with the admissions officers and alumni in attendance.
It might seem intimidating to approach the representatives but you should know they are eager to talk and to answer your questions. They want to get students interested in their respective school and they will certainly welcome your inquiries.
While there are no wrong questions to ask, you should try and avoid very general queries such as "What should I know about your school?" or "Why should I attend this college?" It's harder for the reps to give insightful answers when questions are vague. And that won't help you out much as you try and narrow down your options. Instead, ask more targeted questions that call for the representative to speak to specific topics and examples.

Here are some sample questions for you to consider:
  • What are some fun campus traditions?
  • Are interviews an important part of the application process?
  • Do you require standardized test scores?
  • How do you evaluate students during the admissions process?
  • Do students tend to stick around campus on the weekends?
  • What kind of support services do you offer if a student is struggling in a class?
  • Is it easy to conduct research with professors?
  • How popular are study abroad programs at your school?
  • How active is your alumni association?
  • Is it difficult to register for classes or enroll in the courses you need?
  • What is there to do in the surrounding area?
  • Do students seem to like the food?
  • Do most undergrads live on campus? Or are students dying to get off-campus housing?
  • Are students allowed to have cars on campus?
  • What's the percentage of students who graduate within four years?
  • How does your career services office help students find internships and jobs?
  • What is your freshmen retention rate?
  • What are your most popular majors?
  • How well are undergrads able to get to know their professors?
  • What do you love most about this school?
There's no reason to be nervous or tongue tied when meeting with college reps. Remember -- they're hoping to make a good impression as well. All you need is to have a few questions in your back pocket and the conversation is sure to flow!
article from 2013

HHS Science Teacher, William Hodges, receives Recognition Award

Michigan’s top environmental and outdoor educators honored by MAEOE 

The Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) recently honored several Michigan educators for their work in bringing science and nature to students in the classroom and to the public through other creative outlets. The honorees were recognized at the alliance’s annual conference in Sault Ste. Marie Saturday, Oct. 10.  Holt High School teacher, William Hodges, was honored along with several other Michigan educators.


 “We are very proud of the contributions these individuals have made to improve Michigan’s environment by reaching thousands of citizens with positive messages and education,” said Anne Jeannette LaSovage, outgoing president of the Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education and a teacher at Southfield Lathrup High School.


Recognition Award


William Hodges, science teacher at Holt High School, receives the Recognition Award for his long-serving dedication to use the outdoors as a classroom and creative methods to keep his students engaged in science. From raising salmon and lake sturgeon in his classroom to monitoring turtles and wildlife on school grounds, Hodges always has students involved in hands-on learning.


Congratulations Mr. Hodges. Your contribution and dedication to Holt Public Schools and our students is very much appreciated.


The Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education is a professional association supporting and advancing environmental and outdoor education statewide. Learn more at

Common Mission Statement
The mission of Holt High School is to create a supportive community where every student experiences success in an exemplary academic program as measured by district, state, or national standards. Each student will graduate as a responsible and respectful citizen with a clearly defined post-secondary plan.
We Care   .   We Learn   .   We Grow
(changes will be kept to a minimum; parents will be informed of changes)





25-27     3-day Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL



1             PAC Meeting – 7-8pm – 9-12 parents invited – Library at Main Campus

2             ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

3             Holiday Band Concert – Main Campus Theater – 7:00pm

8             Vocal Boosters mtg. 6:30pm, Choir Room

9             ½ day PM Weds. - 10:35am – 2:35pm

14           Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm, Admin Bldg.

15           Holiday Vocal Concert – Main Campus Theater – 7:00pm

16           FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35pm

21           Winter Break begins (2 weeks)



4             School Resumes

6             ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

11           Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm; Admin Bldg.

12           Vocal Booster Mtg. 6:30pm, Choir Room

               Band Booster Mtg. 7:00pm, Band Room

13           ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

18           NO SCHOOL – MLK Observance

20           FULL DAY WEDS . - EXAMS (1st & 6th hrs) 7:30am – 2:35pm; Altered day

21           EXAMS (2nd & 3rd hrs) 7:30am - 11:10am

22           EXAMS (4th & 5th hrs) 7:30am – 11:10am

25           2nd Semester begins

27           ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm



2             Scheduling Night for Parents

3             ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

8             Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm, Admin Bldg.

9             Vocal Booster Mtg. 6:30pm, Choir Room

               Band Booster Mtg. 7:00pm, Band Room

10           FULL DAY WEDS. - COUNT DAY

12           NO SCHOOL - Mid-Winter Break

15           NO SCHOOL – Mid-Winter Break

16           Pre-festival Band Concert – 7:00 pm – Main Campus Theater

17           ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

24           ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

                MSVMA Choral Festival in Main Campus

25           MSVMA Choral Festival in Main Campus

26           MSVMA Choral Festival in Main Campus



MARCH  2016


2              FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35pm

3              Thurs. ½ day classes in AM 7:30am - 11:10am

                CONFERENCES 12:30 – 3:00 pm & 5:30-8:00pm – at MC Commons/Library       

4              ½ day classes in AM – 7:30am – 11:10am dismissal

8              Vocal Booster Mtg. 6:30pm, Choir Room

                Band Booster Mtg. 7:00pm, Band Room

9              ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

14           Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm, Admin Bldg.

16           ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

               Education Foundation Community Recognition Dinner @ Chisholm Hills

23           ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

30           FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35pm

               Academic “H” Awards – 6:30pm – Theater – by invitation



APRIL  2016


1            Spring Break begins (Friday)

4-8         Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

11          School Resumes

National Honor Society Induction – 7:00pm – Theater

Board of Education Meeting – 7:00pm – Board Room Admin Bldg.

12          Vocal Booster mtg. 6:30pm, Choir Room

              Band Booster mtg. 7:00pm, Band Room

13          FULL DAY WEDS. - 7:30am – 2:35pm

19          PAC Meeting – 7-8pm – 9-12 parents invited – Library at Main Campus

20          ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

              MSVMA State Choir Festival in Main Campus

21          Fine Arts Festival – MC Commons/Theater – free to public 6:30-9pm

              MSVMA State Choir Festival in Main Campus

25          Top Ten Dinner – 6:30pm – by invitation – Charlar Place, Holt

27          ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm


MAY  2016


2              3.5 Senior Dinner – 6:30pm West Commons – MC – by invitation

4              FULL DAY WEDS. - 7:30am – 2:35pm

9              Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm, Admin Bldg.

10           HHS Spring Band Concert – 7pm, Theater

                Vocal Booster mtg. 6:30pm, Choir Room

                Band Booster mtg. 7:00pm, Band Room

11           ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

                Awards Night – 7:00-8:00pm – Theater (teachers, coaches awards)

17           Spring Vocal Concert – 7:00pm – Main Campus Theater

18           ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

                Senior Mtg. – 1:33-1:53 – NC Gym

21           PROM

25           FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35pm

27           Last day for seniors without exams

30           NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

31           Senior Exams & official last day for seniors




JUNE  2016


1             FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35 pm

4             Senior Breakfast – 9:00am – Main Campus – West Commons

5             Baccalaureate – 1:30pm – Main Campus Theater

               COMMENCEMENT – 4:30pm – MSU Breslin Center

8             FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35 pm

13           FULL DAY (Monday) EXAMS (1st & 6th hrs) 7:30am – 2:35pm; Altered day

14           EXAMS (2nd & 3rd hrs) 7:30am - dismiss 11:10am

15           EXAMS (4th & 5th hrs) 7:30am - dismiss 11:10am

               Last Day of School

               Teacher’s last work day

*all events are subject to change


About Holt High School
Holt High School is a four year comprehensive school split in to two campus settings.
The Main Campus houses grades 9, 10, 11 and is located on a 40-acre campus-like setting with a performing Arts complex that seats 850 in the theater and a comprehensive on-grounds Athletic complex.
The North Campus houses 12th grade students and is located directly across the street from the Main Campus. Senior students have the opportunity to elect college classes as part of their curriculum and earn college credits which may be transferable to accredited colleges. The building houses state of the art technology offerings as well as a college campus setting.
In 1989 Holt High School became the first Professional Development School (PDS) affiliated with Michigan State University and the Holmes Group. The goals of a PDS are to improve teaching practices and student learning through the application of the most current educational research and on-site action research.

Holt High School has been honored as one of the top 100 schools in the country,
recognized through the award of a Presidential Blue Ribbon.

 Common Core State Standards
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce. 
These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs. The standards:
  • Are aligned with college and work expectations;
  • Are clear, understandable and consistent;
  • Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills;
  • Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards;
  • Are informed by other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society; and
  • Are evidence-based

To view the standards, visit: Common Core State Standards

To view crosswalks between the Grade Level Content Expectations, the High School Content Expectations, and the Common Core State Standards, visit the Michigan Department of Education websites at: