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The spring break Acceleration Academy will take place from April 17-21, with a mathematics concentration for students in grades 1-5 and 9-12:

  • Grades 1-5: Offered at Donahue, E.N. White, Kelly, and Morgan Schools, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Transportation provided for students who meet transportation guidelines. Includes enrichment activities in STEM, arts, character development, physical education, and more.

  • Grades 9-12: Offered at HHS North and HHS Dean campuses, 8 a.m.-12 noon. No transportation available.

During Acceleration Academies offered each year during winter and spring break, HPS provides bold, innovative, student-centered learning experiences that support schools in preparing every student to excel in MCAS testing, college, career and community leadership. Students receive extra help and targeted, individualized learning activities led by highly certified HPS teachers.

Staff from all six participating schools will reach out individually to students they believe would benefit from the program. Students can also choose to participate, as space allows.

HHS Dean students should see Gabrielle Gautieri in Room 287B, send her an email at or leave her a message at (413) 437-0545