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August 6, 2018
  • First Year Teacher Orientation

    August 6, 2018

August 7, 2018
  • First Year Teacher Orientation

    August 7, 2018

August 8, 2018
  • First Year Teacher Orientation

    August 8, 2018

August 9, 2018
  • First Year Teacher Orientation

    August 9, 2018

August 10, 2018
  • First Year Teacher Orientation

    August 10, 2018

August 13, 2018
  • First Year Teacher Orientation

    August 13, 2018

August 14, 2018
  • First Year Teacher Orientation

    August 14, 2018

August 15, 2018
  • First Year Teacher Orientation

    August 15, 2018

August 16, 2018
  • Day of Learning for experienced teachers new to Holyoke

    August 16, 2018

  • First Year Teacher Orientation

    August 16, 2018

August 17, 2018
  • New Staff Orientation

    August 17, 2018

  • First Year Teacher Orientation

    August 17, 2018

Learn about our theme-based academies!

Holyoke High sophomores will be the first class to participate in Holyoke’s redesigned high school experience featuring four theme-based linked-learning academies (Community and Global Studies; Technology, Engineering and Design; Performing and Media Arts; Medical and Life Sciences) designed to prepare them to acquire 21st-century skills such as thinking, problem-solving, creativity and collaboration.

Learn about the importance of school attendance.

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44%

decrease in dropout rate

400%

increase in Dual Enrollment

7.8%

increase in graduation rate

Students who commit to joining the Summer Reading Challenge can earn awesome prizes and a chance to win a tablet an… https://t.co/ln7mZOCq0A
RT @HPSHOLYOKE: Students who commit to joining the Summer Reading Challenge can earn awesome prizes and a chance to win a tablet and a scho…
The start and end times for the 2018-19 school year are confirmed and can be found at the link below! https://t.co/Dt2vUwIAUF
RT @HolyokeSTEM: Today marks the 49th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon. Holyoke STEM Academy marked the 49% of our scholar…
Registration information for PreK through high school can be found at the link below. Join our HPS family! https://t.co/k1qHnPTNzK
Enrichment at Lawrence

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

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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.

Antoine Rodrigues and Family after Graduation

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, STEM. 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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