Extended Learning Programs

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Connections 2020-21

The Connections after school program is being  offered remotely during Session I (October through December) for Donahue, McMahon, Morgan, and Holyoke STEM Academy students for the 2020-21 school year.   Check out the Connections After School Program flyer (PDF) and Calendar (en español) for more information and program details. If you would like to have your child/children participate in the Connections after school program please complete the registration form (en español).

In addition to high-quality academic support and enrichment, students attending the after-school program will be able to choose from a wide variety of enrichment activities!  The Department of Extended Learning 

After-school offerings include:

  • Learn in Motion- Enrichment through organized sports
  • Enchanted Circle- Theater 
  • Elite Nation- Strength Training and College and Career Readiness 
  • Scholastic ESports
  • Arts 
  • Zumba
  • Yoga
  • Videography
  • Lego Robotics
  • Digital Book Club
  • Next Level Adventure 
  • Camp Inventions

Program Site Coordinators

Holyoke STEM: Israel Rivera, irivera@hps.holyoke.ma.us and Mel’Quan Pickney, melquawnpinkney@gmail.com

Morgan: Dylan Casey, dcasey@hps.holyoke.ma.us, 413-534-2083

McMahon: Stephanie Morris, smorris@hps.holyoke.ma.us, 413-534-2062

Donahue: Iwona Langlois, ilanglois@hps.holyoke.ma.us, 413-534-2069

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
Director of Extended Learning & Professional Development
Phone: 413-534-2000 Ext. 1404

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.

District Resources

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