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August 23, 2018
  • Convocation

    August 23, 2018

  • Professional Development

    August 23, 2018

August 24, 2018
  • Professional Development

    August 24, 2018

August 27, 2018
  • Professional Development

    August 27, 2018

August 28, 2018
  • School Open Grades 1-12

    August 28, 2018

September 3, 2018
  • Labor Day

    September 3, 2018

September 4, 2018
  • Preschool/Kindergarten Open House 10 A. M.

    September 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

September 5, 2018
  • Kindergarten Begins

    September 5, 2018

September 11, 2018
  • Preschool Begins

    September 11, 2018

Learn about our theme-based academies!

Holyoke High sophomores will be the first class to participate in Holyoke’s redesigned high school experience featuring four theme-based linked-learning academies (Community and Global Studies; Technology, Engineering and Design; Performing and Media Arts; Medical and Life Sciences) designed to prepare them to acquire 21st-century skills such as thinking, problem-solving, creativity and collaboration.

Learn about the importance of school attendance.

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decrease in dropout rate


increase in Dual Enrollment


increase in graduation rate

All first year teachers took part in nine days of training this summer which is part of the Holyoke Public Schools New teacher Induction Program. This is a year long process that has proven to be successful in giving new teachers the support they need in the classroom. ...

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As part of the 9th Grade Transition Academy students were able to take a culinary class. They enjoyed cooking (and eating) while learning about many aspects of high school life. ...

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Don't miss out on today's - August 18, Back to School Event – THIS EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE - organized by Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative - from 2-6 pm at McNally Field, behind Kelly School. The first 2,000 Holyoke students who attend will receive a backpack with school supplies. ...

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As part of the 9th Grade Transition Academy students were able to take a culinary class. They enjoyed cooking (and… https://t.co/qgSS9UNGpt
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@Holyoke_High team wins the new staff downtown Holyoke treasure hunt on Friday! Strategic and resourceful educator… https://t.co/ROBfeUEe1K
The start and end times for the 2018-19 school year are confirmed and can be found at the link below!.… https://t.co/3OKGnguFSK
Enrichment at Lawrence

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

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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.

At HPS, we know that students do best when they pursue their passions and are trusted to pick their pathway.

Antoine Rodrigues and Family after Graduation

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.

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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, STEM. and P3 (a personalized learning program). Free Preschool programs are now in every neighborhood school and boast family friendly scheduling options

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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.

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