High School Counseling Office

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Career planning

PDF DocumentCareer Planning Tips

External LinkACT Career Planning
External LinkCareer Cruising - Use this website to explore careers, find colleges and majors, and complete an interest inventory
External LinkExplore Health Careers - Everything you want to know about a wide variety of health careers.

External LinkCareer Exploration - Website includes links to various career descriptions as well as links to educational sites relating to the specific career; such as; tutorials, glossaries, directories, associations, postsecondary education, aspects of the industry, jobs, and related academics.

External LinkOccupational Outlook Handbook - Use this website to access information on careers, career training, job outlook, and much more

External LinkO*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!


Careerline tech center

External LinkCareerline Tech Center  - home

External LinkCareerline Tech Center - programs



ACT test

External Link ACT Registration

External Link ACT College Planning

External Link ACT Test Preparation

College Board

 External LinkCollege Board - SAT, AP, and College Information

College Majors

External LinkCollege Majors 101

Financial Aid

External LinkFAFSA - Online web application for Federal Student Aid

External Link FAFSA PIN # - To create a PIN # for the online FAFSA form

External LinkFederal Student Aid Homepage

External LinkUS Dept of Ed- Financial Aid Resourse

Holland Area College Night

External LinkHolland Area College Night Information

SAT Test

External LinkRegister for the SAT

External LinkSAT Practice

Transfer Credits

External LinkMichigan Transfer Agreement - MACRAO Agreement - Facilitating transfers from community colleges to baccalaureate colleges and universities

External LinkMichigan Transfer Agreement - Credit Transfer Equivalencies - Connect community colleges to baccalaureate colleges and universities to view how your credits will transfer

Other Student Resources

PDF DocumentThings to Think About as a Junior

PDF DocumentStudent Information Sheet

PDF DocumentHHS Recommendation Form


curriculum guide

PDF DocumentCurriculum Guide 2018-2019



External LinkMichigan Merit Examination (MME) - The Michigan Merit Examination (MME) assesses students in grade 11.



Federal law requires a secondary school to grant military recruiters, upon their request, access to secondary school students’ names, addresses, and telephone numbers, unless the student's parent/guardian, or student who is 18 years of age or older, submits a written request that the information not be released without the prior written consent of the parent/guardian or eligible student.  If you wish to exercise this option, notify (in writing) Tina Foidl in the Counseling Office - tfoidl@hamiltonschools.us

External LinkAir Force

External LinkArmy

External LinkMarines

External LinkMichigan National Guard

External LinkNational Guard

External LinkNavy


External LinkSelective Service - Males 18-25 - Most male students must register with Selective Service to receive federal aid. If you are male, age 18-25 you can register at www.sss.gov or when filling out the FAFSA, page 1, question 22, select "Register me".



External LinkNCAA Eligibility Center - Registration for college-bound student athletes


Personal Curriculum

Students and/or a student's parent/legal guardian(s) are entitled to request a personal curriculum that modifies certain of the Michigan Merit Standard requirements. Personal curricula are subject to school approval, as provided in state law. If all of the requirements for a personal curriculum are met, then a high school diploma may be awarded to a student who successfully completes his/her personal curriculum even if it does not meet the requirements of the Michigan Merit Standard. To apply for a personal curriculum, please contact the Counseling Office.


Scholarship resources

External LinkFast Web - Free scholarship search service

External LinkCollegeNET

External LinkScholarships.com

External LinkCommunity Foundation of Holland/Zeeland - scholarships

External LinkAllegan County Community Foundation - scholarships

PDF DocumentScholarship Interview Questions

PDF DocumentStudent Information Sheet

PDF DocumentHHS Recommendation Form


Senior Scholars

Hamilton High School honors and values high academic achievement at its graduation ceremony.  At the end of the second term of their senior year, students will have their cumulative GPA and SAT scores calculated into an “Honors” list. Honor points will be determined by the following formula:  GPA X 400 (1,600 points max.) + SAT  (1,600 points max.) =3,200 potential honor points.  As in all other GPA calculations, there will be no rounding of GPA or points.  These students will be individually honored at the graduation ceremony and articles of their accomplishments will be submitted to the local media.  The students with the top two cumulative scores will be recognized as the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the class.

Students will be ranked 3 times each school year:

After 3rd Tri grades and June SAT scores are in (9th - 11th grade only)
After 1st Tri grades and Dec SAT scores are in
After 2nd Tri grades and March SAT scores are in (12th grade final rank)



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