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Careerline Tech Center Info Meeting

The counseling office will host a Careerline Tech Center info meeting during Advisory on Tuesday, January 25 in the DeWitt Auditorium at Zeeland East.  This meeting is open to current 10th and 11th graders only.  Students interested in learning more about CTC and the process for applying to their programs for next year must complete this registration form by Monday, January 24 at noon.  Only students who register will be allowed to attend.  ​Even though CTC has advertised that the application is available, ZHS will explain the process for submitting it at the meeting.  CTC spots are not designated on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please contact your counselor if you have any questions.

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting and application process are not intended for juniors who are currently at CTC and desire to return next year.  The intent to return process is handled directly by CTC.

Counseling Office Newsletters for January

Counseling office newsletters for the month of January are now available on our website.  Topics include local scholarship opportunities for seniors, Careerline Tech Center, college athletic eligibility, exams, and more!  Please check them out HERE

Holland/Zeeland Community Foundation Scholarship Reminders

Seniors/Senior Parents: If you would like to stay in the know for information and deadlines pertaining to the many local scholarships offered through the Holland/Zeeland Community Foundations, please sign up HERE.  Because the application requires first semester grades, we ask students not to start working on it until February 7.  The deadline to apply is March 1.  More details can be found in this month's 12th grade newsletter

College Financial Aid Information

Seniors/Senior Parents: For those students who desire to attend college after high school, the window to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is now open (effective Oct. 1). The FAFSA helps determine how much "need-based" financial aid a student might qualify for. Please watch the video at the links below for a general overview of financial aid and the steps for filing the FAFSA. The FAFSA should be complete by March 1 in order to meet the state deadline. In order to file the FAFSA both the student and parent need to obtain FSA IDs. These can be obtained at



Counseling Team

Kim Petroelje
East Counselor (A-F)
Anna Wicks
East Counselor (G-Kl)
Lara DeWitt
East Counselor (Kn-M)
Melissa Drnek
East Counselor (N-Z)
MaryBeth Timmer
East Registrar
Jason Maynard
West Counselor (A-Hn)
Lauren Driesenga
West Counselor (Ho-Q)
Dawn Collins
West Counselor (R-Z)
Donna Lyles
West Registrar
Todd Kamstra
Student Success Coordinator