Enroll Your Student Today! – Early Childhood, Extended School Year, April Vacation Academy, Dual Language and Middle School Choice Programs
Click here to visit our Early Childhood web page to learn more and apply today! View our flyer for more information.
We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 School Year. The application deadline for the Preschool Lottery is Friday, April 19th! The Holyoke Public Schools offers free preschool in the Donahue, E.N. White, Kelly, Lawrence, McMahon, Metcalf, Morgan, and Sullivan schools. To apply for the Preschool lottery for SY19-20, students MUST be 3 years old on or before September 1, 2019, and be a resident of Holyoke.
Extended School Year
Click here to learn more and apply today! | Read the program brochure (PDF) | (En Español) (PDF)
We are excited to announce high-quality Extended School Year (ESY) special education learning opportunities for qualifying HPS students in grades PK-12. The programs run from July 8th, 2019- August 8th, 2019. Register by May 1st.
April Vacation Academy
Students who enrolled in the Vacation Academy program have been accepted and will receive information packets this week. Vacation Academy will be held Monday through Thursday, April 15 – 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Donahue School. For questions, please feel free to contact: Director Michelle Macklin email@example.com or Assistant Director Sam Garcia firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enrollment for 2019-2020 Choice Programs
Dual Language Program –
Read our Brochure: English | En Español
Apply Today! English | En Español OR complete online applications – English | En Español
The Holyoke Public Schools Dual Language Program is an innovative program that offers students the opportunity to learn in two languages: English and Spanish. This program is held at two locations. Metcalf School offers grades PK-5, and E.N. White offers grades PK-2. The goal of the program is to reach high levels of academic achievement, bilingualism, and bi-literacy in a safe and engaging learning environment that values multiculturalism while preparing students for college and career.
Middle School Options –
Read flyer: English | En Español
Apply today! English | En Español OR complete online applications English | En Español
Holyoke STEM Academy is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics school, where students engage in hands-on learning, such as coding and robotics, and develop strong problem-solving and communication skills. STEM Academy is a pipeline into two of our science-themed learning academies at Holyoke High School. We are now accepting applications to Holyoke STEM Academy – applicants should be entering 6th-8th-grade in 2019-20 and reside outside of the E.N. White school zone. Read more about Holyoke STEM Academy. Apply today! English | En Español OR complete online application English |En Español.
Veritas Prep Holyoke is a college prep middle school, where its close-knit community sets high expectations for each student and supports them with daily tutoring and customized supports. We are now accepting applications to Veritas Prep Holyoke. Applicants should be entering 5th or 6th grade in 2019-20 and reside outside of the Morgan & Kelly school zones. Read more about Veritas Prep Holyoke. Apply today! English |En Español OR complete online application English |En Español.
Summit Learning at Peck (Formerly named Personal Pathway Program – P3) – is a personalized approach to teaching and learning. It is a way for students to unlock the power within themselves to live fulfilled and successful lives. Summit Learning gives every student: support from a caring mentor, life skills that they can apply to real-world situations, and an ability to use self-direction to develop self-confidence, understand their own strengths and weaknesses, and prepare themselves for life after graduation. We are now accepting applications for Summit Learning – applicants should be entering 4th-8th grades in 2019-20 and reside outside of the Peck School zone. Read more about Summit Learning at Peck. English |En Español OR complete online application English |En Español.
The Dual Language Program Metcalf School is expanding its program to include grade 5. We are now accepting applications – for middle school, applicants should be entering 5th grade in 2019-20. English |En Español OR complete online application English |En Español. See above for more information about this program.
Enrollment for Pre-K to 8th Grade Students
Enrollment in Holyoke Public Schools takes place by appointment at our Student Enrollment and Family Empowerment Center, located at 57 Suffolk Street, First Floor in Holyoke. Please call 413-534-2000 option 1 to book an appointment, which are available from Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm, and Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
You will need a completed enrollment packet and copies of student and family documents to complete the enrollment process. Enrollment packets for Pre-K to 8th-grade students are available at the Student Enrollment & Family Empowerment Center or you can download the appropriate enrollment packet or application below:
Standard Enrollment Packets
Information and Applications for 2019-20 Lottery Choice Programs:
- Preschool – Click here for more information. English| En Español OR complete online application English |En Español
- Dual Language – Click here for more information. English| En Español OR complete online application English |En Español
- Middle School Options (5th Grade at Metcalf, STEM, Summit Learning at Peck, and Veritas Prep Holyoke) – Click here for more information. English| En Español OR complete online application English |En Español
To apply for PreK, children MUST be 3 years old on or before by September 1st
To enroll in Kindergarten, children MUST be 5 years old on or before September 1st
High School Enrollment
Please note that Holyoke High School Dean Campus has special eligibility requirements.
Contact or visit the schools for more information and application packets:
- Holyoke High School North, 500 Beech Street, Phone: (413) 534-2020/21
- High School Dean Campus, 1045 Main Street, Phone: (413) 534-2071/72
If your child is interested in enrolling in a career technical program that the Holyoke Public Schools does not currently offer, a Chapter 74 Vocational Technical Education Non-Resident Tuition Form must be completed and the following steps taken:
- Part I and Part II of the form must be received by the Receiving District for completion by MARCH 15
- Part III of the form must be forwarded to the District of Residence for Completion by April 1
*NOTE: APPROVAL OF THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION TO THE RECEIVING SCHOOL