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April Newsletters

Newsletters for the month of April have been published to the "Newsletters" tab on the right.  Please check them out, as they detail important information for standardized test results, post-secondary planning, college termininology, job opportunities and more!

CTC Career Learning Center

Sophomores and Juniors:  The Careerline Tech Center has a relatively new program called the 'Career Learning Center' that is available to you to apply to for fall.  Students involved in this program explore different career opportunities through research, visits, and work experience.  More information is available HERE or by contacting Mr. Boersma at  Students interested in applying can do so HERE by the end of April.

Job Opportunities

MANY new job opportunities have been added to our job database.  Feel free to check out the "job postings" by clicking on the link to the right if you are interested in part-time employment, a summer job, or full-time employment upon graduation.  The list is updated regularly so check back often!

Michigan Merit Exam Testing Update

Due to remote learning the week of April 12-16, we have had to alter the standardized testing schedule for our 9th-11th grade students.  Please read through this letter for specific details and what to bring to testing.  Please contact your counselor if you have any questions.  Thank you.

Military Virtual Information Sessions

Juniors and Seniors: if you are considering military service after high school and would like to learn more about the different branches, please complete this form by Friday, April 23 to express your interest in some online information sessions.

FAFSA State Deadline Extension

Seniors/Senior Parents: The State of Michigan has extended its FAFSA deadline from 3/1 to 5/1 for state aid consideration, due to the pandemic.  If you have not filed the FAFSA, desire to attend college, and want to see if you qualify for any state aid programs, please be sure to apply by 5/1 at

Summer PE/Health

We will again be offering a summer session of the PE/Health class for students who would like to take care of this graduation requirement outside of the traditional school schedule.  Registration is first-come, first-serve.  The registration form with more information is available HERE.

Senior Scholarships

Seniors: as we move towards spring the opportunity to apply for local scholarships increases dramatically.  Please check out our scholarship database.  The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland area offers roughly 60 scholarships to Zeeland seniors with an application deadline of March 1.  More information and a link to the Foundation is available in the database.


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