- 8th Grade Transition to High School
- College Counseling
- CVTE Programs
- Early College and Dual Enrollment
- Freshman Academy/ 9th-grade Resources
- High School Academies
- High School Redesign
- School Counseling/Guidance
- Seal of Biliteracy
- The Herald
About Holyoke High School
Students at Holyoke High School (HHS) receive in-depth, well-rounded, MassCore-aligned education that provides them with exposure to a wide array of college and career opportunities in their emerging interests and community-based learning opportunities. HHS is a community rooted in tradition and in its commitment to providing students with a world-class learning experience designed to prepare them for college, career, and community leadership.
HHS consists of three campuses: Dean, North, and Opportunity Academy. All campuses serve students in grades 9-12, and students at both campuses have access to the full high school experience.
At Holyoke High School Dean Campus, students are able to explore and ultimately select a career vocational technical education (CVTE) pathway. The state-of-the-art facility helps prepare students to embark on their career path directly after graduation or to continue their education at a higher-level institution. Dean Campus serves students in grades 9-12 and provides them with access to the full high school experience through its CVTE program, which features: Advanced Manufacturing, Auto Collision, Carpentry, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Diesel Technology, Electrical, Health Assisting, and Programming and Web Development.
Holyoke High School North Campus hosts a comprehensive academic program, featuring three linked-learning academies that focus on a specific series of courses, work-based experiences, (such as job shadowing and internships with local companies), and projects. Each academy also includes regular curriculum courses — English language arts, math, science and social studies. The three linked-learning academies include:
- Community and Global Studies (CGS)
- Performing and Media Arts (PMA)
- Engineering and Life Sciences Academy (ELS)
Learn more about what students gain from each linked-learning academy.
The Opportunity Academy Campus offers a set of alternative high school pathways that allow students to continue or restart on a pathway to a diploma if they are not succeeding at Holyoke High School North or Dean Campus. Students can earn high school credits, prepare themselves to pass the MCAS, and graduate with a Holyoke Public Schools Diploma. Opportunity Academy’s three different programs include:
- Gateway to College where students can earn HS and college credit
- HPS Success Center, a combined program for HS students & adult learners.
- LightHouse Holyoke, a program for a small number of HPS students to earn HS credits through a partnership with LightHouse Holyoke.
Learn more about what Opportunity Academy offers to students.