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June 21, 2018
  • Last day of school - Early Release Day (includes 5 snow days)

    June 21, 2018

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Holyoke Public Schools

On Thursday, June 7, nearly four hundred rising tenth-grade students attended Holyoke High School's first ever Academy Signing Day. The students will be the first class to participate in Holyoke’s redesigned high school experience featuring four theme-based linked-learning academies designed to prepare them to acquire 21st-century skills such as thinking, problem-solving, creativity and collaboration. These academies are broken up into the Community and Global Studies Academy, the Technology, Engineering, and Design Academy, the Performing and Media Arts Academy, and the Medical and Life Sciences Academy.

At the ceremony, students received awards from their Freshman Academy teachers, and listened to speeches from prominent community members, including: Mayor Alex Morse, Superintendent of Holyoke Public Schools Dr. Steve Zrike, and Massachusetts House of Representatives legislator Aaron Vega. They also heard from Interim Principal Dana Brown, Executive Director of Holyoke High School North and Dean Campuses Dr. Steve Mahoney, and Assistant Principal Lori McKenna.

Below are some photos of this event.

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Thanks, Valley Blue Sox for hosting a Teacher Appreciation Night for HPS employees this weekend. What a fun night for all! ...

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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.

Dual Language

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.

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