After a year of visiting various school reform models around the country, Holyoke Public Schools (HPS) landed on Linked Learning as the primary approach it would use to redesign its two high schools. Facing the challenge of combining a traditional comprehensive high school with a technical high school, ConnectED partnered with HPS to help facilitate the transformation into college and career pathways at the now-combined high school.

ConnectED continues to  work with Holyoke’s administrative team and academy leaders to prioritize areas of work related to launching the 10th-grade academies and planning for the 11th and 12th-grade academy programs of study.