Channel 12, the HPS educational television channel operated out of the Media Center at Holyoke High School, is provided by Comcast for the City of Holyoke, (established on April 25, 2005), is operated by the HPS. Channel 12 broadcasts information about the school district via “bulletin board” announcements on televisions throughout the city subscribing to Comcast. In addition, programming is created in the HPS TV studio located at Holyoke High School.
Some specific district programs that have been explained through broadcast on Channel 12 include: Student pathways and success stories, assessment and accountability results, district accomplishments, educator awards, college financing, early childhood education, attendance zones, vocational and technical education and programming, graduations, drama productions, enrichment programming, athletics, school committee meetings drop-out prevention, anti-bullying, anti-smoking, teenage pregnancy prevention.
The Media Center also provides a student cooperative opportunity for Holyoke High School students enrolled in the video production class. These students video and edit events, resulting in a production that airs on the district’s and/or city’s cable channels.