Academics

Academic Year

Quest scholars participate in a series of scholastic and cultural enrichment endeavors throughout the school year. The Saturday Success Program offers academic enrichment and cultural activities designed to introduce students to a unique blend of intellectual and special interest enrichment classes. Quest scholars gain new skills, develop confidence, and engage in hands-on learning activities, stimulating their academic interests and personal growth. All programming is conducted in an interactive, facilitative work-shop format.

Summer Programs

The Quest summer program features classes and workshops taught by certified teachers and college professors designed to assist pre-collegians through opportunities rarely given as a part of their middle or high school curriculum. Innovative coursework allows Quest scholars to blend education and art based on real life observation and academic curriculum. High school scholars have the opportunity to earn college credits during the summer program.

Quest Summer Calendar

6th - 9th Grade:

  • 2 week arts & academic program
  • Arts Festival


10th Grade:

  • 2 week resident experience on a college campus
  • Earn 1 college credit
  • Evening field trips & events


11th, 12th, & 13th Grade:

  • Earn 3 college credits each summer

Sample Classes

  • Math/Chess: Check Mates
  • Creative Writing: Write Away!
  • Digital Photography: Say Cheese!
  • Robotics: Metal Monsters
  • Money Management: Future Financiers
  • Drumming: Make Some Noise
  • Health & Fitness: Get Up & Get Going!
  • Leadership: Who's in Charge?
  • Dance: Music and Movement

 

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-7000