Holyoke STEM Academy

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academy for 6th-8th-grade students

We are redesigning the middle school experience for our students and are excited to have opened this new middle school (Holyoke STEM Academy) for students this fall.  The desire to open a new middle school option is aligned with our vision of a pathway for every student and our desire to create more choice for students and families.  It also fits in with our longer-term planning of having 2-3 middle schools for students in Holyoke in the next few years.

Holyoke STEM Academy is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) school, where students will engage in hands-on learning, such as coding and robotics, and develop strong problem solving and communication skills.  STEM Academy is a potential pipeline into two of our science-themed linked learning academies at Holyoke High School.

Why STEM?

We selected the STEM focus, based on community input, research and alignment with our high school redesign.  Our 2015 family survey indicated significant support and interest in more STEM opportunities for students.  STEM is highly engaging, hands-on learning that promotes strong problem solving and communication skills, which are needed through school and in all occupations.  Additionally, the fastest growing and highest earning occupations are in the STEM fields, according to the U.S. Labor Department.     

Holyoke Stem Academy in the News

Holyoke changing structure of its public school system

Holyoke STEM Academy and Peck Full Service Community School were featured in Education Week’s recent article Students as Users, Designers, and Co-creators of Learning for their important work of incorporating student perspectives in school design.  Read the article at https://bit.ly/2HOWZRR.

Coming for Holyoke E.N. White School students: STEM middle school

Contact Us

Ms. Katie DeMarsPrincipal
kdemars@hps.holyoke.ma.us

Korin Hall, Assistant Principal
khall@hps.holyoke.ma.us

1045 Main Street,
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: (413) 535-0345

Twitter:@kd1101 and @HolyokeSTEM
Facebook: Holyoke STEM Academy
lnstagram: Holyoke STEM Academy

 

Grades: 6-8
Hours:
7:45 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Visit the Middle School Redesign webpage to learn more about Holyoke’s middle school plans.

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