The course selection process for Holyoke High School North is now underway for students entering grades 9-12 in the fall. In addition, entering 9th graders will also need to select one of three 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.
The three linked-learning academies include: Community and Global Studies (CGS), Performing and Media Arts (PMA) and Engineering and Life Sciences Academy (ELS). Each academy also includes regular curriculum courses: English language arts, math, science and social studies.
Students now in Grade 8 (Class of 2027):
- Current 8th grade students will complete their course selection for next year in their classrooms.
Students now in Grade 9 (Class of 2026):
January 20 is the deadline for students to select their academy via electronic Google form in the School Counseling Google Classroom for 9th grade.
February 16 is Academy Celebration Day, where students will work in groups to select their courses with support from school counselors.
Students now in Grade 10 (Class of 2025):
February 6 and 7: Counselors present course selection options to students in academy town halls.
February 17 is the deadline for students to submit course selections electronically through the Google form in the School Counseling Google Classroom for 10th grade.
Students now in Grade 11 (Class of 2024):
February 9: Counselors present course selection options to students during C block in large groups by Academies.
February 17 is the deadline for students to submit course selections electronically via the Google form in the School Counseling Google Classroom for 11th grade.
A copy of student course selections will be posted to the School Brains Community Portal for students and families to access in mid May. Students and families are encouraged to review the Program of Study for more details on course offerings and descriptions to help students make informed choices.