- Winter Sports Registration & Tryouts - Winter sports tryouts will start on Monday, November 28. The schedule is as follows: Swimming - 3:30-5:30 PM Cheerleading -… Read More
- $75 gift cards offered for COVID-19 vaccines and boosters at certain locations - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is offering $75 VISA gift cards to people getting COVID-19 vaccines or boosters at… Read More
- Phase 1 of Holyoke Public Schools’ rezoning efforts now complete; Phase 2 begins - Holyoke Public Schools has completed Phase 1 of its rezoning efforts that will allow the district to transition to separate… Read More
- Holyoke High School Theater Company to Present Charlie And The Chocolate Factory November 16th, 17th, and 18th - Join the Holyoke High School Theater Company on November 16, 17, and 18 at 6:30 p.m. for three exciting performances… Read More
Enrichment for Every Student
HPS is taking learning outside the classroom. Thanks to partnerships with many local and national organizations we have doubled enrichment opportunities each week to engage and inspire students. The full school day in our elementary and middle schools provides expanded opportunities for students to explore their interests in the sciences, the arts, sports, and local and world cultures
Access to Technology
Today’s students are tomorrow’s engineers, scientists, researchers and programmers. Through new technology and online programs, we’re connecting students with the opportunities that await them beyond high school.
Improved High School Experience for All
HPS’ redesigned high school experience focuses on providing real-world learning opportunities for every student. We’ve quadrupled the number of college courses HPS high school students can access on and off campus through partnerships with HCC, Westfield State and UMass.
9th grade students have the opportunity to explore a range of college and career pathways. In 10th-12th grade, students focus on their interests and develop plans for success beyond HPS. We welcome and support overaged and under credited students back to school with new pathways to the diploma.
Expansion of Choice Programs
At HPS, we understand that each student has different strengths and interests. We’ve expanded choice programs, including dual language immersion, the health sciences, and STEM. Free Preschool programs are now in every neighborhood school and boast family friendly scheduling options.
High Quality Teaching and Learning
We’ve invested in recruiting and retaining top quality educators who inspire bold thinking, recognize student potential, and encourage all students to work towards their goals. The full school day increases time for teacher planning and development. New curriculum materials in math and ELA along with a laptop for each teacher will support engaging instruction.