April Vacation Academy

April Vacation Academy

Vacation Academy will take place this year at Donahue School and Holyoke High School North Campus


Vacation Academy at Donahue School Information:

When: Monday-Thursday, April 15-18, 2019 

Where: Donahue School | 210 Whiting Farms Road Holyoke, MA


Camp Inventions for selected students grades 2-5: from 8:30am-3:00pm

Honors Arts Academy for all HPS students in grades 5-8: from 9:30am-2:30pm

BUS SCHEDULE for Donahue School Site – Camp Inventions and Honors Arts (PDF)

All students in grades 2-8 who enrolled in the Vacation Academy at Donahue School have been accepted and will receive information packets this week.

Honors Arts Vacation Academy at Donahue School (for all HPS students in grades 5-8)

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Holyoke Public Schools and ENCHANTED CIRCLE will be offering an Honors Arts April Vacation Academy.  In this 4 day, Arts Exploration Academy students in Grades 5-8 will have the opportunity to experience Digital Media, Musical Theater, 2D/3D Visual Arts, Latin, and Caribbean Dance, Bucket Drumming, and community choice time where students can engage in outdoor sports and cooperative group games.  The week will conclude with a culminating sharing of art experiences and demonstration of skills, and an ice cream social.  

Camp Inventions at Donahue School for selected HPS students in Grades 2-5

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Holyoke Public Schools is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Inventions program to children in second through fifth grade. It’s an exciting, four-day Vacation Academy adventure with lessons that will allow students to explore the connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children will work together to create solutions to real-world problems and build critical STEM skills while working through several high-energy, hands-on activities. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For questions, please feel free to contact:

Director Michelle Macklin at mmacklin@hps.holyoke.ma.us or Assistant Director Sam Garcia at sagarcia@hps.holyoke.ma.us

Holyoke High School Vacation Academy – Serving Dean and North Campus Students in Grades 9-12

The Spring Vacation Academy at Holyoke High School is a school program designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to engage in studies that prepare for the 2019 Math or Science MCAS and continue towards academic success in high school. The course offerings of MCAS Math Prep and MCAS Science Prep are led by high quality, certified instructors. In addition, students can elect to take credit recovery courses online through the Plato learning platform.


Holyoke High School Vacation Academy Schedule

Dates:————————————————————–April. 16th – April. 18th

Breakfast: —————————————————————-7:30am – 8:00am

1st Class: —————————————————————8:10am – 10:00am

2nd Class: ————————————————————10:10am – 12:00pm

Bag Lunch: ———————————————————–12:00pm – 12:30pm


All students enrolled in the Vacation Academy Program at Holyoke High School North are expected to provide their own transportation. Students in need of a bus token, please visit the Counselor Department.



For program information please contact: Jacob Belanger – Program Coordinator, Phone: (413) 534 -2020 ext: 1113, Email: jbelanger@hps.holyoke.ma.us

For information regarding registration and graduation requirements please contact the Holyoke High School North Counselor Department at (413)534-2020.