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Career Exploration University

Greater Ottawa Co United Way and Spectrum Health are partnering to offer HS students the opportunity to explore careers in healthcare during Career Exploration University on March 20.  Students can experience learning labs and an ambulance tour.  Only 25 spots are available so interested students should register asap.  More info and an application are available on this website.

Second Semester Junior Year Checklist

Juniors: In order to keep yourself on track with the important things taking place second semester, here is a helpful Second Semester Junior Year Checklist. Please check it out to make sure that you are preparing for senior year!  It includes a "Spring College Campus Events" handout that provides links to local college spring visit days, many of which are geared specifically for high school juniors.

Scheduling Information

During February we will be scheduling current high school students for next year's classes.  Please read through this letter that details the process.  It is very important that students select classes they are interested in taking, as the master schedule is built from student requests and opportunity to change classes will be very limited next fall.

PE/Health Summer School

The registration form for the PE/Health Summer School is now available for those students who still need to fulfill the semester course graduation requirement and desire to do it in the summer.  Spots are limited.

February Newsletters

Counseling Office newsletters for the month of February have been posted to our website.  Please select newsletters along the right hand side.  They contain important information regarding senior scholarships and scheduling for next year!

Senior Scholarships

Seniors: as we move into February, the opportunity to apply for local scholarships increases dramatically.  Please check out our scholarship database.  The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland area offers over 50 scholarships to Zeeland seniors with an application deadline of March 1.  More information and a link to the Foundation is available in the database.

Testing Out

Per Michigan law, a student may attempt to test out of high school classes required for graduation.  The intent of this law is to allow students who have extensive prior knowledge in a subject the opportunity to test out and move on to higher level classes in that subject area.  Students interested in testing out must complete and submit this registration form by Friday, March 13.  Please read the registration form for more specific details regarding the test out process.


Kim Petroelje
East Counselor (A-H)
Melissa Drnek
East Counselor (I-Z)
MaryBeth Timmer
East Registrar
Jason Maynard
West Counselor (A-K)
Dawn Collins
West Counselor (L-Z)
Donna Lyles
West Registrar