West OttawaSchool Information

Located near the shores of Lake Michigan, West Ottawa High School serves a diverse student body within a wonderfully supportive community. A comprehensive high school of 2330 students in grades 9-12, West Ottawa is able to offer the largest selection of educational opportunities of any West Michigan school. These opportunities include 21 Advanced Placement courses, 15 International Baccalaureate courses within the IB Diploma Program, as well as nearly 200 course selections among eight elective and four core departments. This vast array of educational opportunities sets us apart from other high schools in Ottawa County.

We know academic success can be highly correlated with extra-curricular involvement. Students at West Ottawa are encouraged to participate in one of the more than 30 extracurricular clubs and organizations on our campus. We also are members of the highly competitive OK Red Athletic Conference and support 28 inter-varsity sports. West Ottawa’s performing and fine arts programs are continually recognized for their excellence at local, state, and national competitions. Our high school campus consists of two 9-12 buildings on over 60 acres of green space. Students often travel between buildings for classes, providing a small “college-like” atmosphere.

West OttawaFAQ

Enrollment

How do I enroll my student at West Ottawa High School?

Please visit our enrollment page. You may also contact our registrar office:

Registrar

Ms. Stacy Hamstra Bird
Email Ms. Hamstra Bird
(616) 786-1110
First contact for new families/Enrollment paperwork/Student records

What courses does West Ottawa High School offer?

West Ottawa High School offers more classes than any high school along the lakeshore including a full International Baccalaureate program, 21 Advanced Placement courses, Early College, Dual Enrollment, Project Lead the Way and an extensive selection of elective classes. Please visit our course guide page for more information.

How can a student earn a Seal of Biliteracy at WOHS?

WOHS is excited to offer the Seal of Biliteracy to students who meet all graduation requirements and demonstrate intermediate high proficiency on world language assessments. Please contact your counselor for more information.

When were the emergency drills?

Please review the spreadsheet to learn more about the drills at this building.

Student Life

What is the daily start and end time? What is the schedule for a half day?

Please view the daily start and end time schedule on this document.

Where can I find Chromebook Information?

Check out all information relating to WOHS 1:1 learning initiative by clicking here.

Summer School & Test Out Information?

Test Out occurs each summer.  Students are able to demonstrate mastery of a course through test out.

Information regarding Summer School 2020 will be released in the Spring of 2020.

Where do I find information regarding Advanced Coursework?

Does WOHS offer online learning?

Where can I find the Student Handbook?

Where do I locate e-Funds & Lunch Funds?

Where can I request a Transcript?

From grades K-12 our children received high quality instruction from caring and dedicated teachers and staff. WO provided many opportunities for challenging academics and personal and social growth, allowing all 3 of our children to pursuit their interests both in and out of the classroom. West Ottawa is a community committed to student success and preparing students to be ready for college.
Mike and Stephanie Lehmann, parents
As we looked into different school options we were impressed by the staff and administration at WOHS. They answered all of our questions and made us feel like they truly wanted our son at West Ottawa. His passion for music was supported, encouraged, and pushed to grow by the music department. We look forward to our youngest child joining the WOHS family in a few years.
Steve Deur, parent