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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 the area of 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.

The Dean Campus hosts the school’s nine career vocational technical education programs

Learn more about what these programs have to offer

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.

Both Dean and North Campus feature our Freshman Academy  structure, and multiple opportunities for early college and dual enrollment in college classes.   The North campus hosts Early College programs in partnership with Westfield State University and Holyoke Community College.  Students who are new to the English language and the country can enroll in the Newcomer Program on the North Campus. 


Lori McKenna
Holyoke High School North Campus Principal

500 Beech Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: (413) 534-2020/21 Ext. 1107
Fax: (413) 534-2098 

Hours: 7:40 AM – 2:25 PM, Wednesdays early release 1:35 PM

Alan Gates
Holyoke High School Dean Campus Principal
1045 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: (413) 534-2071/72
Fax: (413) 536-9694

Hours: 7:40 AM – 2:25 PM, Wednesdays early release 1:35 PM

Geoffrey Schmidt
Executive Director of Opportunity Academy

Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center
206 Maple Street
Phone: 413-552-2916

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:25 AM-3:00 PM

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The Herald

“I genuinely think there isn’t another high school where you can go to get such an amazing educational experience. As students, we are offered so many programs and academic opportunities to take advantage of — it’s very versatile.”

“It’s also easy to develop relationships with the staff at HHS, which means you’d never go unnoticed in any of your classes.”

– Salome Moreno, HHS Student

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