- 2-14-19 Holyoke Update- Dear Families, Partners, and Colleagues, Happy Valentine’s Day! We would like to share information about the following topics: February… Read More
- PRESS RELEASE – Holyoke Public Schools Joins Verizon Innovative Learning Program to Bring 24/7 Internet Access, Tablets and Technology Coaches to Local Middle Schools- February 11, 2019 PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Release Holyoke Public Schools Joins Verizon Innovative Learning Program to Bring 24/7 Internet Access,… Read More
- Mark Your Calendar – February 15th Concert to Benefit Music Programming at Metcalf School- We hope you can join us at the Concert with Latin Grammy Award winner Mister G to benefit music programming… Read More
- Save the Date – February 27th – SEPAC Meeting- Special Education Advisory Council (SEPAC) Meeting Date: February 27th, 2019 Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Enlace de… Read More
NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL BUILDINGS DESIGN MEETINGS
We have held three community meetings to gather input on the designs for the construction of two new middle schools:
If you weren’t able to attend, view video of the October meeting below – attendees were able to look at designs, view a presentation, and share ideas.
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.