- Moving Forward: conversations about strategic planning, rezoning | Avanzando al futuro: conversaciones sobre la planificación estratégica y el cambio de zonificación - Holyoke Public Schools has scheduled three community conversations about the district’s ongoing strategic planning and rezoning initiatives, with opportunities for participants to ask… Read More
- Holyoke Update 5-13-22 - Dear Families, Partners, and Colleagues, HPS is truly moving forward with important changes that will help strengthen the educational experience… Read More
- Holyoke Public Schools awarded $500,000 grant to improve food security infrastructure - Holyoke Public Schools awarded $500,000 grant to improve food security infrastructure Holyoke Public Schools was recently awarded a $500,000 grant… Read More
- Holyoke Update 5/6/2022 - Dear Families, Partners, and Colleagues, Staff Appreciation Week was amazing this year! I loved seeing signs of support for our… 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.