Yes, of our 2014 graduating senior class, more than 80 percent are going to college or a vocational school — and we are bursting with pride. This isn’t an accident, or a one-time thing. Hazel Park Schools has a new formula for success, and it’s working!
Laser Focus on Education
We’re creating a college-going culture, starting as early as kindergarten. And as we talk to our students about their futures, we also provide the tools they’ll need to help make their dreams come true. From the gifted to those with special needs, our teaching team wants every student to achieve academic success. We’ve designed special programs to help students who struggle with reading or math, and offer free tutoring for all students at every grade level.

Teaching is our top priority, and we just keep getting better at providing our students a quality education – the most important life investment they will ever make.
Aggressive College Advisors
By 2018, 62 percent of jobs in Michigan will require education beyond high school, but currently only 36.8 percent of Michigan adults, ages 25-64, hold an Associate's degree or higher. Given these statistics, our full-time college advisors are on a mission: leverage their continuous training and relationships with recruiters to give every Hazel Park student a place to learn and grow after graduation.

How do they do it? The advisors start at the beginning of each school year, meeting one-on-one with juniors and seniors to help them find colleges, universities or trade schools that best meet their goals and needs, using an approach called Match & Fit. Then the advisors aggressively help students find potential scholarships and grants, complete financial aid forms, fill out admissions applications, arrange for college/university tours, introduce students to recruiters and provide free ACT prep courses.

And when they’re not talking to upperclassmen, they’re “planting the seeds” with the rest of the student body to motivate and inspire, working tirelessly to help every student find a path to success.
Smart, Interactive Classrooms
Getting HPS students ready for the real world requires exposing them to the latest technology. So we’re putting a recent bond passage to good use by continuing to develop all-new smart, interactive classrooms — ready for the start of this school year.

Typical classrooms and facilities will be equipped with innovations such as: smart projectors, high-tech digital white boards, new Apple Mac computers, iPads, an all-new wireless network for Internet access throughout the district, a fiber optic network to increase bandwidth and speed, mobile Chromebooks for grades 3-12, a new video distribution system, new audio systems, Google accounts for every student with 30 GB of storage and more.
Extracurricular Activities
and Free Athletic Programs

We believe in the whole student, so while other districts discontinue programs, we offer 60 different after-school activities and competitive sports programs at the elementary, junior high and high school levels. And for the student athlete...well, everyone plays for free. Yes, FREE! Hazel Park High School has a proud tradition of excellence in athletics — for over 80 years the Vikings have proudly competed in thousands of competitions all over Michigan. And our brand new athletic complex is the envy of most school districts!
Caring Teaching Staff
and a Safe Family Environment

Many of our teachers, administrators and support staff members are graduates of Hazel Park High School, or have children or grandchildren that attend the schools. Some are current residents, as well. There’s a unique bond between our teachers, staff and students that gives each school the feeling of a family environment. The students’ success is a reflection of this, and also of the commitment and dedication of the teaching staff and administrators.

The safety of every student is something the administration takes very seriously as new security systems and procedures have been installed throughout the district, with a full-time, on-site police liaison in each of our schools.

Tuition-free Path to an Associate’s Degree
At Hazel Park Schools, we believe strongly in the power of higher education to open doors for our students' future successes. The Promise scholarship program works to help Hazel Park resident students and families remove funding as a barrier to a college education by guaranteeing, at minimum, an Associate's degree with all tuition and fees taken care of. These funds can be used at any accredited trade school, community college, college or university in the state of Michigan. Promise Zone Scholars may qualify to receive other merit-based scholarships as well.

For more information about the Promise Zone, go to
visit www.hazelparkpromise.com.

KEY DATES FOR THE
2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR

HAPPENING NOW
Pre-Enrollment for 2014-2015 School Year

AUGUST 7 – SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
Enrollment Period for 2014-2015 School Year

AUGUST 11, 2014
Fall Football Starts

AUGUST 13, 2014
Fall Cross Country, Boys Soccer, Girls Swimming, Boys Tennis and Girls Volleyball Start

When can I enroll?
You can pre-enroll your school-age student(s) online now at www.enrollHPS.com – saving a spot for your child – or call us at 248-658-5205 and we’ll do the work for you. The formal enrollment period for the 2014-2015 school year is from August 7th through September 5th.
How do I enroll?
Call us at (248) 658-5205 or go to www.enrollhps.com/enroll and complete the pre-enrollment form. Once you submit the form with your information, we will call you within 1 to 2 days.
Does it cost to enroll if I’m out of district?
No. There’s no cost to enroll.
What should I bring as proof of eligibility?
You will need the following documents to determine eligibility:
  • Certified copy of child's birth certificate or 2013 tax return.
  • A copy of your lease or mortgage and a gas or electric bill in family name.
  • Child's shot record (must be up to date on shots before starting school).
Do I have to re-enroll each year if our family lives out of district?
No. Just make sure all contact information is current for each new school year.
What if my student was suspended at their current school?
We will not accept students who have been suspended for misbehavior.
What about my 4-year-old child?
Hazel Park Schools offers a free all-day preschool program called Hazel Park GSRP (Great Start Readiness Program) for children age 4 on or before October 1, 2014 and living in Oakland or ANY out-of-district county. GSRP offers:
  • State Certified teachers with specialized training in Early Childhood Education
  • Research based curriculum and child assessment
  • Well equipped/child centered classrooms
  • All-day sessions
  • Classes located in our newly established Early Childhood Center
  • Free for most families
Now enrolling for Fall 2014, there are limited spaces available. Call Mary Pirkola now at 248-658-5530 to see if you qualify. Exact dates and times to be announced. Breakfast, lunch and snack are provided. Before and after child care also available for a fee.

HAZEL PARK SCHOOLS
1620 E. Elza, Hazel Park, MI 48030
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For answers to any Pre-Enrollment questions, reach out to us by sending us an e-mail, using the provided form, or call (248) 658-5205.