57 Suffolk Street, 1st Floor
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: (413) 534-2000, option 1
Fax: (413) 534-2037
Rebecca Lamb, Director of Enrollment Services
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Chapter 74 Nonresident Student Tuition Program (for vocational technical education)
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Enrollment: Frequently Asked Questions
Support for Families Experiencing Homelessness
The 2023-2024 school year is now open for new enrollments.
Enroll your student from a computer or your smartphone here.
Please contact our Student Enrollment and Family Empowerment Center between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at (413) 534-2000 option 1 with questions.
To enroll in Kindergarten, children MUST be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2023.
Holyoke High School Dean Campus has special eligibility requirements. Visit the Dean webpage for their application and admissions policy.
Please note, if your child is interested in enrolling in a career-technical program that the Holyoke Public Schools does not currently offer, a Chapter 74 Vocational Technical Education Non-Resident Tuition Form must be completed, and the following steps taken:
Part I and Part II of the form must be received by the Receiving District for completion by MARCH 15
Part III of the form must be forwarded to the District of Residence for Completion by April 1
*NOTE: APPROVAL OF THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION TO THE RECEIVING SCHOOL
Still have questions? This Frequently Asked Questions document may help!
Proof of Child’s Age (e.g., birth certificate, passport)
Lead Test (Required for kindergarten and preschool enrollment)
Child’s physical health exam (within the last year)
Parent/Guardian Photo ID: valid driver’s license, MA ID, passport, etc.
2 Proofs of address in Holyoke, including 1 from EACH category:
Evidence of Residency: Mortgage statement, signed lease, etc.
Evidence of Occupancy: Utility bill in your name dated within 60 days
Special Education Documentation (copy of IEP or 504 plan)
Legal Guardianship Documentation
Proof that adult is seeking guardianship (copy of petition form for guardianship)
Visit us online and apply today! We offer a variety of programs such as part-day, full-day, dual language, and Valley Opportunity Council operated PreK. Holyoke Public Schools offers free preschool in the Donahue, E.N. White, Kelly, Lawrence, McMahon, and Morgan schools. To be eligible for traditional preschool, students MUST be at least 3 years old and a resident of Holyoke. We happily enroll students throughout the school year as long as they are at least 3 years old at the time of enrollment.
Families: Do you have a child who speaks mostly Spanish or is bilingual? The Dual Language program could be perfect for them.
The Dual Language lottery is now open for school year 2023-2024! Families interested in enrolling students in the district’s Dual Language Program should complete the dual language lottery application form. Applications will be entered into the lottery round (more information below) based on the date of submission. You do not need to complete the lottery application if your child is already enrolled in the Dual Language program.
Round 1 opened on February 13 and will close on March 31, 2023. This round is open to all students across the district, but priorities will be for siblings currently enrolled in the dual language program, children of HPS employees, and residents of the E.N. White and Kelly zones.
Round 2 opens on April 1 and will close on May 19, 2023. This round is open to all students across the district.
Rolling admission opens on July 22, 2023, and is also open to all students across the district.
Contact the Enrollment Center today at (413) 534-2000! “Research suggests that bilingual children function intellectually at a higher level than children who speak, read and write in one language.” The Astounding Effectiveness of Dual Language Education for All Virginia P. Collier and Wayne P. Thomas, George Mason University, 2003.
Program Benefits – Students become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural. During their elementary school years, most students will be able to read a book independently, solve a complex math problem, ask inquiry-based questions and hold a conversation in both languages! Students who follow this pathway will be able to earn a Seal of Biliteracy from the State of Massachusetts before High School graduation.
This program is held at three locations. For the school year 2023-24, E.N. White will offer grades PK-5, Kelly will offer PK-3, and Sullivan School will offer grades 6-8.
Eligibility: For the dual language program, students entering preschool must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2023. All students applying for grades 2-8 must be evaluated to determine their verbal, written, and reading level in Spanish. Those students must meet the Spanish language criteria for the grade they are applying to to be accepted into that grade.