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August 20, 2013

Dear Parents and Community Members:

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER), which provides key information on the 2012-2013 educational progress for Holly High School.  The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws.  The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability and teacher quality.  If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Principal, Peter T. LoFiego at (248) 328-3203 for assistance.

The AER is available for you to review electronically by clicking here or you may review a copy in the principal’s office or Holly High School main office.

The state has identified some schools with the status of Reward, Focus or Priority. A Reward school is one that is outperforming other schools in achievement, growth, or is performing better than other schools with a similar student population. A Focus school is one that has a large achievement gap in 30% of its student achievement scores. A Priority school is one whose achievement and growth is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state.

Holly High School has not been identified in any of the previously listed categories. 

In 2013, a Quality Assurance Review Team for the prestigious AdvancED North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) recommended that Holly High School receive accreditation. This means the school is recognized across the nation as a quality educational environment.

In April, the school district hosted the four member Quality Assurance Review Team from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national organization that confers the NCA CASI accreditation seal. Over three days, the team of trained professionals:

  1. Reviewed building documents and performance data.
  2. Interviewed more than 65 district, school, and community stakeholders including district and school administrators, board of education members, teachers, students, school parents, and business and community leaders.
  3. Conducted site visits at Holly High School to observe school practices.

Accreditation validates and supports Holly High School’s ongoing, overarching goal for improving student learning and provides a nationally recognized mark of quality. As the building begins a new accreditation cycle in 2013-14, our school improvement plan will continue to focus on meeting the diverse needs of our stakeholders with emphasis in reading proficiency, writing skills and mathematical calculation. Our students and families are the ultimate beneficiaries of this rigorous process.

1.   New students are assigned to Holly High School by the Holly Area Schools Pupil Accounting Office following completion of 8th grade.

2.   Holly High School is fully accredited by NCA/AdvancEd (since 1948).  Since 2011-12 we have continued to develop and implement our school improvement plans.  In 2012-13 we completed the five-year accreditation cycle by hosting an external review, after which the school was NCA/AdvancED certified.

3.   Holly High School does not currently operate any specialized schools.

4.   Holly High School has an aligned curriculum to meet the standards and benchmarks of the Michigan Merit Curriculum and Common Core Standards.  Copies of the curriculum may be found at the HAS District website.

5.   To review aggregate student achievement results for Holly High School please visit the following links:

a.   Holly High School 2012-13 Michigan Merit Exam (MME)

b.   Holly High School 5 year trend data for the MME

c.   Holly High School 9th Grade ACT Explore Data

d.  Holly High School 10th Grade ACT Plan Data

e.   Holly High School Explore, Plan and ACT Trend Data depicted by graduating class

f.    Holly High School Explore to Plan, Plan to ACT Growth Data depicted by graduating class

6.   For both the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school year, parent teacher conference participation was 41% (498 students represented) for the October conferences and 27% (311 students represented) for the January conferences.  The number of parents who have accessed grade and attendance information online is 68% (798/1164).

7.   Post-secondary and college equivalent course information for 2011-12 included the following:

a.     0.001% of student body was dually enrolled.

b.     Thirty-one college equivalent courses were offered.

c.      Two hundred and two students enrolled in college equivalent courses.

d.     Ninety students (60% of enrollees) earned scores eligible for college credit.

Post-secondary and college equivalent course information for 2012-13 included the following:

a.     0.0% of student body was dually enrolled.

b.     Thirty-one college equivalent courses were offered.

c.      One hundred eighty six students enrolled in college equivalent courses.

d.     Seventy-three students (55% of enrollees) earned scores eligible for college credit. 

Congratulations to our students and stakeholders for continuing the Holly High School standard of exceptional performance.  In 2012-13, Holly High School was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a Silver Medalist.  Our school’s achievement is the result of diligence and dedication on the part of our students, parents, and staff.  We look forward to inspiring learners to shape tomorrow’s world.


Peter T. LoFiego

Principal, Holly High School


(248) 328-3203

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