Summer Learning Opportunities

Summer Learning


Extended School Year

Jill Hughes
Director of Intensive Services
Send Jill Hughes an Email

Summer Learning Academies

Samantha Garcia
Manager of Enrichment & Extended Learning
Send Samantha Garcia an Email

Other Supports

Enrollment Questions:
Rebecca Lamb
Director of Enrollment
(413) 534-2000, Option 1
Send Enrollment Team an Email

Transportation Questions:
Dean Santiago
Transportation Specialist
(413) 534-2000, Extension 1640
Send Transportation Team an Email

Holyoke Public Schools offers a wide range of summer learning opportunities for students of all ages. These include:

High school summer school opportunities

High school students who wish to recover course credits this summer have two options:

  • For HHS North and Dean students: Holyoke High School North is offering a Summer School Academy for students from both the North and Dean campuses who wish to recover credits for up to two courses—and possibly buy back attendance. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays from July 8-August 1 at HHS North. Breakfasts and lunches will be provided to participating students.  Note: Dean students will need to coordinate enrollment with the Dean guidance office. Interested North students should submit a registration form as soon as possible. For more information, send an email to Summer School Director Mark Rodrigues.

  • For OA students: The Learning Lab at Opportunity Academy will be open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays from July 8-August 1 for currently enrolled OA students who wish to work on credit recovery.

Looking for ways to keep your student engaged this summer? 

Here are some suggestions for you to consider.

Reading Resources

Math Resources

*Your child may already be using one of these in school. If so, we suggest that they continue to use that program.

Math Recovery Resources and Resources for Parents Community Resource Hub – examples of games and activities that parents/guardians can engage in with their children

Common board/dice games that incorporate math: Rummikub, Yahtzee, Sequence Numbers, Rack-O, Tenzi, Phase 10, Monopoly, Quirkle, Prime Climb, Set, Tsuro, Dara, Suspend, Money Bags, Farkle, Blokus, and… more! Many of these games can be played online for free, and they can also be purchased from local stores such as Barnes & Noble or Target.