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Mount Tom Academy awards diplomas to eleven

Eleven students were awarded diplomas Wednesday morning at Mount Tom Academy’s commencement ceremonies. Mount Tom Academy is a program of the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES), and is located on the Holyoke Community College (HCC) campus.  The...

BEACON Students Explore GCC Pathways

Nine high school students from the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) BEACON and Mount Tom Academy programs explored Greenfield Community College's career pathways in health careers, outdoor leadership, manufacturing and HVAC, on a visit led by the GCC...

High School students visit the GCC HVAC lab.

Supporting Access to Educational Technology 

In 1987, schools and districts were not commonly thinking about educational technology as a means to level the playing field for student opportunity. But CES (then named HEC) Executive Director Earl Batchelder was already testifying about it at the state hearings...

Student-Centered Programs Help Kids Feel Connected

“I love creating a community in the building and the students are part of that. The After School Program helps our kids to feel connected and that they have a voice.” – Lesley Wilson, JFK Middle School Principal, 2007 The first CES After School/21st Century...

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