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 eight of our outstanding students about their pathways and plans.

Meet Darlynne, Jeremy, John, Kaylee, Joseph, Ashley, Willie, and Bridget!

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 “I see how the teachers are working with the students and I want to be a teacher when I grow up.

Darlynne Sainz, Morgan School

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I want to go to HCC, take animal science, and to get my bachelor’s degree so I can maybe be a veterinary assistant.” 

Jeremy Pereira, Dean Technical High School

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I want to go to a four year college for electrical or mechanical engineering, and to continue running track and cross country.” 

-John Shea Holyoke High School

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Next year I am going to Holyoke High School, and I want to go to college to be a lawyer when I am older.

Kaylee Bishop, E. N. White School

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I want to go to go into the army when I get out of high school for two reasons, so that I can serve my country, and because I have a mentor, and to go through college after, so I can have a better experience of what the world is really like. Also I want to help my mom with her dreams, and make a restaurant for her of Latin food.

Joseph Albino, Peck School

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My goals are to have my own house, a good job, and to help the community as much as I can.

Ashley Rangel Lopez, Dean Technical High School

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I would like to follow in my mom’s footsteps and help English Language Learners (ELLs) in their learning.

Willie Lopez Morales, McMahon School

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I plan to go to college to study law, and to be involved in the court system

Bridget Healy, Holyoke High School

Meet Some of the Rising Stars

We have developed a strategic plan for transforming the high school experience to ensure that every student in grades 6-12 have a high quality educational option, with a focus on college and careers for all students. Built upon choice, and access to advanced educational opportunities, the plan deepens student engagement, and provides families, business and civic leaders explicit opportunities to partner with educators to help guide students’ career and college plans.  Read more about the innovative strategic plan.

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

Interested in vocational pathways-

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

Interested in science careers-

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

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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