Extended Learning Programs

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The Extended Learning Department would like to get a jump on hiring the most qualified candidates for the 2020 Summer Learning Academy.  View available positions and apply today!

Connections After School Program

Connections After School Program is offered at McMahon, Morgan, and Holyoke STEM Academy for the 2019-20 school year.  Check out the Connections After School Program flyer (PDF) and Calendar (PDF) for more information.

In addition to high-quality academic support and enrichment, after-school program participants will be able to choose from a wide variety of enrichment activities and daily physical education/recreation, and receive snack (and eligible participants receive transportation).

After-school offerings include:

  • Learn in Motion- Enrichment through organized sports.
  • Hobby Quest- Aviation, Magic, Photography and Fashion
  • Enchanted Circle- Theater
  • Culinary
  • Yoga
  • Jewelry Making
  • Lego Robotics
  • Running Club
  • Digital Book Club
  • Next Level Adventure
  • Camp Inventions
  • Strength Training

Program Site Coordinators

Holyoke STEM: Troye Joyner, akeemjoyner@gmail.com, 203-694-1610
Morgan: Dylan Casey, dcasey@hps.gmail.com, 413-534-2083
McMahon: Stephanie Morris, smorris@hps.holyoke.ma.us, 413-534-2062

About Connections

We aim to provide bold, innovative, student-centered learning experiences after school that support schools in preparing every student to excel in college, career and community leadership.

Academic Support

Extra help, homework support and targeted, individualized learning activities from certified HPS teachers in all subject areas intended to support every Connections student in achieving academic success.


Enrichment activities will give students an opportunity to learn new skills, discover strengths and interests, make new friends and have fun. Enrichments will be offered in the areas of STEM, arts, character development, yoga, physical education, etc.

Recreation & Movement

Every student moves every day! Daily sports, games, and teams that will get students moving and engaging with peers.


Michelle Macklin
Senior Manager of Extended Learning
Phone: 413-534-2000 Ext. 1404

Anthony Gibbs
Title III Coordinator & Academic Project Manager
Phone: 413-534-2000 Ext. 1409

Acceleration Academy

 Acceleration Academy students are immersed in fun Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) challenges that emphasize creative problem solving, collaboration and entrepreneurship through innovation.

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