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Attendance Matters

Missing just two school days a month means that a student misses 10% of the school year.  Listen to parent volunteers, students, teachers and staff talk about why it is so important to be in school on time every day.

Learn more about the importance of school attendance.

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new laptops purchased for students


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increase in Dual Enrollment

Save the date: December 5th, 3:00 - 6:30 PM at Holyoke High School, #IAmCollegeBound College Access and Career Readiness Free event featuring college fair, workshops, free dinner. ...

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HHS art student Anthony Ascioti created a poster about the importance of daily attendance and punctuality. Thanks, Anthony, for joining our Facebook Challenge - #SchoolEveryDay! ...

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Metcalf students hosted their 4th Discover Puerto Rico event at Holyoke High School Thursday night, celebrating the discovery of Puerto Rico and Hispanic Heritage month. This event for Metcalf families showcased Puerto Rico and some of its Spanish speaking neighbors - Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Santo Domingo and Cuba. From the integrated preschool classes to the third-grade classes, all of our students at Metcalf proudly participated under the direction of Enchanted Circle Theater and Metcalf’s music teacher Mrs. Amanda Metcalf. Here are some of the event photos for you to enjoy. ...

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RT @Sullivanpeeps: Juxtaposition, now that is a fun word to say. Ask your 7th grader about it today! https://t.co/DXMZ3g0CA6
RT @hhspoetrysoc: Thank you for such an amazing turnout today! It was great to see you all 🖤
RT @hhsherald: Environmental science students up bright and early this morning experimenting with sprouts at an AP Science Saturday session…
Save the date: December 5th, 3:00 - 6:30 PM at Holyoke High School, #IAmCollegeBound College Access and Career... https://t.co/uTxZ5oysmN
RT @hhsherald: Environmental science students up bright and early this morning experimenting with sprouts at an AP Science Saturday session…
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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.

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

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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, 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.