PRINCIPAL'S PAGE

HOLT HIGH SCHOOL

Home of the RAMS

Principal - Michael P. Willard
michael.willard@hpsk12.net

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
694-4370

 
Asst. Principal  -   Ann Coe - acoe@hpsk12.net
       
                                             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
 
694-3446
 
 
 
 
 
 
Asst. Principals
                                                 Christopher Billingslea - cbilling@hpsk12.net
                                                 Nick Johnson - njohnson@hpsk12.net
                                                Attendance/Discipline Office:         517-694-3446
                                                Attendance Office Fax:                      517-694-2044
 
 
 
Driving Directions to Holt HS
 
BUILDING HOURS (during the school year)
  • 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 afterschool activity or they will be considered loitering in the building after 3:00 p.m.
  • 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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 SENIOR INFORMATION
GRADUATION
Class of 2016

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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 2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.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.
 
 

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STUDENT SAFETY
IS A PRIORITY

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.
  
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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 AdmitOneblog.org 2013

KICK START ORIENTATION

Back to School!


Orientation for 9 through 12 grade students

will be held at the MAIN CAMPUS


                  You pick the time to stop in!


                      2 Evening Sessions                          1 Day Session

                   Tuesday or Wednesday                            Thursday

                   August 23 or August 24                     August 25

                 Open 5:30pm until 8:00pm            Open 10:00am until 3:00am



Orientation takes about 1/2 hour depending on the attendance when you show up.


Orientation flows faster if the student only brings one parent with them. Families are welcome but we do not have room for families to go through the lines together.  Families can wait in another area until the student takes care of their paperwork
and picture.  Once the student gets their schedule  they can join their family
and tour the building to find classrooms and lockers.


All 9-12 grade Holt High School students attend orientation. (This does not include EdTrek students or Early College students.)



BACK-TO-SCHOOL MAILING


Holt High School students will receive a back-to-school mailing in mid-August with information on orientation, an emergency card, and a LifeTouch picture packet order form.  Student schedules will not be sent in the mailing. Students will attend orientation to take care of student business such as having their student ID picture taken, returning the updated and signed emergency card, pre-paying on their cafeteria account, applying for a parking pass, applying for an athletic pass, and signing up for clubs and activities.


After taking care of their student business students pick up their schedule and tour the building to find classrooms and lockers.


All 12th grade students begin orientation at the main campus to take care of student business before receiving their schedule.  After picking up their schedule they can proceed over to the North Campus to tour the building and find their locker.



BOOK FINES?


Parents can check their student's account to see if they have outstanding fines for un-returned books or equipment by logging in to the Family Access account under the Fee Management tab on the left side.  Fines can be viewed and paid on-line.  Any questions about fines can be directed to the Bookkeeper in August at phone number 517-699-7866.



SIGN UP FOR FAMILY ACCESS


Family Access Signup


FAMILY ACCESS Info


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PARKING at Holt HS Campus'

The following message was sent home via email message to all parents on January 31, 2016 and was posted on Skyward for students and parents.

We continue to experience issues with parking at both campuses.  The main issues are students parking in the wrong lots or in other assigned parking spaces.  Students who are trying to park in their assigned spot are not able to and we do not have open spots in our visitor parking to welcome parents and community members.  Principals and security have been monitoring parking as best as possible, working with students to correct the parking issues.  We are still experiencing many issues despite these efforts.

Students and parents sign a Student Parking Contract before a parking pass is issued.  The contract states that violation of any term of the contract may result in the vehicle being marked as “in violation, the vehicle being towed at mine and/or the owners’ expense, disciplinary action and/or a revocation of my parking.

In an effort to help deal with the issues that are causing problems for both students and staff we will begin fining students starting tomorrow, Monday, February 1, 2016.  A student found to be in violation of the Student Parking Contract will be fined $10.  This is also true for students who have not purchased a parking pass to park on school property.  If a student continues to park illegally then their car will be towed at their expense.

Our hope is this new change in policy will help students to follow our parking policies better.  We hope this is enough of a deterrent so students can concentrate on getting to class and school personnel can concentrate on the education of our students.  Student fines gathered for a parking violation will be put in a school account designated to help students in need in Holt High School.  Please make sure to talk to your students about this change in policy if they drive to school.                               Mr. Michael Willard, Principal

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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
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CALENDAR
for HOLT HIGH SCHOOL 9-12 grades
(changes will be kept to a minimum; parents will be informed of changes)
 


 SEPTEMBER 2016

        5              Labor Day - NO school

        6              School Begins at 7:30 a.m.!  Dismissal is 2:35 p.m.


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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.
 
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 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: