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Education Resources:

Explore Accredited Schools Online to search for online schools, programs and degrees available completely online or on campus. Find information on scholarships, financial aid, and online learning tips.

Find online schools in Massachusetts and throughout the US on OnlineColleges.net

Discover affordable online education options with Affordable Colleges Online. Providing resources from how to manage student stress to assisting low-income and homeless college students in need.

Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more.

Khan Academy is an American non-profit educational organization created in 2006 by Sal Khan, with the goal of creating a set of online tools that help educate students. The organization produces short lessons in the form of videos. Its website also includes supplementary practice exercises and materials for educators.

Resources For Students With Learning Disabilities:

Best Schools for Students with a Learning Disability

The biggest challenges students with a learning disability face include a lack of tailored courses, educational support, and extracurricular activities. Some schools are better at addressing these differences than others, and while students with a learning disability may need more support, with the right resources they can truly thrive in a higher education setting.

Academic Resources For Your Kids:

Department of DefenseLearn about careers in STEM fields

Department of Education National Center for Education StatisticsKids' Zone

Department of EnergyGames and ActivitiesVirtual Field Trips to National Energy Labs

Environmental Protection AgencyGames, Quizzes, and Videos about the Environment

The Library of CongressPresentations and Activities to Help Students Learn about History

NASAInteractive Lessons about Space, Earth, Solar System, and Universe;  Lessons from Astronauts about Living in Space;  STEM Activities for Students of All Ages

The Kennedy Center:  Lunch Doodles with Mo WillemsTour the Kennedy Center with The Pigeon

The SmithsonianFree Smithsonian STEM Games and SimulationsMeet the Animals of the National Zoo3D Exhibits and Virtual ToursSmithsonian Magazine Ten Museums You Can Virtually VisitThe Museum of Natural History Virtual TourDigital Smithsonian American Art MuseumDistance Learning Resources

NOAAUse Real-Time Ocean Data to Explore the Environment

USGSLearn from Home About Physical science, Geography and Maps

Practice RMV Tests:

Click Here To Practice RMV tests for cars, motorcycles, and CDL

Scholarships and Financial Literacy:

Novoresume is a resume-builder website but also has an excellent collection of scholarships they rank based on ease of entry and other topics, updated yearly!

The TeacherCertification.com team developed a comprehensive guide to scholarship opportunities for the future teacher community. Their aim is to highlight the best scholarships and advice in order to take some of the financial pressure off of students as they make their college plans and begin their studies.   

Their Guide to Scholarships for Future Teachers offers in-depth information in several areas, including:

  • Scholarship basics; dos and don'ts
  • General qualifications for applying for education scholarships
  • A list of scholarships for different student populations 
  • An outline of other funding options for teaching and education students

Students & Financial Literacy, a helpful guide to understanding college financial assistance by Annuity.org


College & Careeers:

CareerPoint: -- Job Search Assistance, Resume Writing, Career Readiness, etc

The College Board: -- SAT and AP resources, and a comprehensive college search tool and guide

Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center: -- Transition to College Services, Tutoring, Academic Counseling, etc.

The Princeton Review: -- A Comprehensive College Resource Guide

Westover Job Corps: -- Free and intensive career and technical training program

Cybersecurity Guide --The cybersecurity field is currently undergoing a massive shift. Once thought of as part of IT departments, or only really required for military outfits and massive financial institutions, cybersecurity is now the concern of just about any company or organization of any size, shape, or affiliation.

Interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathmatics) fields? Best Colleges compiles a webpage about different career paths you can take with STEM education as well as connects you with different resources to lead you there!

Career Options for the Visually Impaired (Low Vision & Blind)

Career options and guides for retirees (provided by Annuity.org)

Application.Careers provides applicants with thousands of job applications, application forms, high quality resume templates, cover letter samples, how-to-apply steps to apply for online jobs and a scholarship contest open to all qualified students.

Community Resources:

Teen Programs in Holyoke:

  • Boys and Girls Club: A variety of programs ranging from swimming to college and career preparation

  • Girls Inc: An all-female organization that inspires girls and young women to be "strong, smart, and bold"

  • Holyoke Urban Bike School (HUBS): Bike education and maintenance skills and mentorship

  • Holyoke Youth Commission: A youth-led organization working on advocacy and creating a better Holyoke

  • Nuestras Raices: Programs for youth surrounding agriculture, sustainability, health, and culture brought to you by Holyoke's own urban farm

  • Radioplasma Studio: Recording studio for youth with a focus on media creation and media literacy.

  • House of Colors: A resource center designed for and by LGBTQ youth and their allies.

LGBTQ+ Resources:

Health and Support Services in Holyoke and Beyond: