Holly High School, or "HHS" for short, is a public high school for grades 9–12 located in Holly, Michigan. It provides secondary education for students living in Holly,Davisburg, Springfield Township, Rose Township, and White Lake Township. Its official mascot is the Broncho and its colors are red, white, and grey. In 1952, Holly High School opted to change the spelling of their mascot from Bronco to Broncho since the spelling was commonly used. Holly High School is the only high school in the Holly Area School District. The current high school, built in 1999 in Holly Township, Michigan, replaced a high school building that had been built down the street in 1958. The 1958 building, which has for its official address 920 East Baird Street, became a middle school but today is home to Karl Richter Community Center and Holly Area Schools' administrative offices and had, in return, replaced a 1910s school building on College Street, today the site of a church.
Recent years have seen Holly High School take advantage of school closings to invite displaced students of closed high schools to attend HHS in order for their families to relocate to the Holly area. Because of this HHS has welcomed former students of Flint Central, Pontiac Central, and, most recently, Flint Northern High School. It is expected to gain several more in 2016 when Southfield-Lathrup High School closes.
The mission of Holly High School is to provide a safe environment that encourages academic growth, creativity, personal development and productive citizenship.
Holly High School runs on a trimester schedule with five classes per trimester. There are three lunch periods during third period.
Holly High School offers most standard classes, as well as many classes with national programs. These include Advanced Placement classes, independent study classes, and online classes. Holly High School currently offers seven different Advanced Placement classes in a classroom setting. However, students have the option to choose from a variety of online Advanced Placement classes and study with an online instructor. Students are also given the opportunity to choose from over a hundred different courses to study independently from Virtual High School and other online education programs. Virtual High School is the primary online program that students study independently with. In this unique educational experience, students are placed in a virtual classroom with other student spanning the globe.
Holly High School is a 2011-2012 AP Honor Roll recipient. The school is recognized by the College Board as one of only 367 schools in the United States and Canada to both increase participation in Advanced Placement courses and to increase the percentage of students passing their respective Advanced Placement exams.
Holly currently competes in the Flint Metro League in the Michigan High School Athletic Association. The school has 22 athletic activities distributed evenly between males and females. The Holly High School basketball, football, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, and wrestling teams have all had regional and county success. The Holly High School football team has advanced to the playoffs in 2006, 2010, and 2011. In 2011, the football team won its first Flint Metro League Conference Championship. In the last two years, the Holly High School wrestling team have won three state championships in the last two years. In 2009, the Holly High School men's track and field team was ranked fourth in the state and ranked third in 2010. In 2013, Holly High School's baseball team won their first Flint Metro League Championship in 43 years.