Student Pathways

Find your pathway to success at Holyoke Public Schools.

We celebrate the individuality of every student. At Holyoke Public Schools, we know that students do best when they pursue their passions and are trusted to pick their pathway. We asked four of our outstanding students about their pathways and plans.

Meet Maya, Luis, Abner and Bridie!

 “I want to finish high school, go to college, and become a veterinarian.

-Maya Williams, 7th grade, E.N. White School,  Aspiring Veterinarian

Sample of programs for students interested in science careers:

  • Partnership with STEM Starter Academy at Springfield Technical Community College
  • Summer program partnership with MIT and NASA
  • Holyoke Codes workshops in coding, robotics, and technology

“I love shop and I want to be a licensed electrician.” 

-Luis Arroyo, 12th grade, Dean Technical High School

Sample of programs for students interested in vocational pathways:

  • Automotive
  • Culinary
  • Health Sciences
  • Machine Manufacturing
  • Cosmetology
  • Electrical
  • Construction
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Computer Programming
  • Web Design

“I want to be taking AP classes and give back to the community. I would like to be a bioengineer.” 

-Abner Aldarondo11th grade, Holyoke High School

Sample of programs for students seeking advanced courses:

  • Reduced-price college courses at Holyoke Community College, Westfield State, and UMass Amherst
  • Growth of Advanced Placement offerings at Holyoke High School

“I love to sing…I really want to be on Broadway.”

-Bridie Bowler, 7th grade, Sullivan School

Sample of programs for students interested in the arts:

  • School musicals and plays
  • Sample of school clubs: Anime Club, Art Club, Band, Choir, Drama Club, Yearbook, Photography Club
  • Lectures and workshops with local authors and artists
Contact the Student Enrollment and Family Empowerment Center at 413-534-2055, to learn about new initiatives and programs at Holyoke Public Schools and how to support your children in their pathway to success.
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