- 10-18-18 Holyoke Update - October 18, 2018 Dear Families, Partners, and Colleagues, We would like to share information with you about the Read More
- Save the Date – November 2nd – Plaque Ceremony to Commemorate Mr. William J. Dean - We hope that you can join us on November 2nd at 6 PM at the Holyoke High School Dean Campus. Read More
- Save the date – October 27th – HPS Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner - We hope that you can join us at the Holyoke Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner Read More
- October 25th – Mark Your Calendar for the Community Meeting regarding the design process for the construction of 2 new middle schools in Holyoke - We hope that you can join us on October 25th for the: Community Meeting regarding the design process for the Read More
Strive in Five!
We are urging students to “Strive for less than five days absent” this school year. Regular attendance is essential for success in school and in life. Click here to visit our Back to School webpage for back to school information, forms, and important dates.
Learn about the importance of school attendance.
decrease in dropout rate
increase in Dual Enrollment
increase in graduation rate
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, STEM. and P3 (a personalized learning program). 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.