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Mount Tom Academy

An Alternative Learning Program for High School Students

Mount Tom Academy at Holyoke Community College is an alternative learning program for high school students at risk of dropping out of school. The program is designed specifically to serve students who have been unsuccessful in traditional high school settings and may benefit from alternative placement. Students placed at the program will eventually return to their sending schools, or finish their high school work at Mount Tom Academy and then graduate from their sending school.

The program offers an open, diverse environment that challenges students while providing a high level of support. It employs self-directed learning methods that engage reluctant learners in their own educational process, removes students’ objections to studying and learning, and promotes achievement among students who would otherwise be likely to drop out of school.

The Mount Tom Academy program can provide: 

  • an alternative pathway to a high school diploma for disconnected youth
  • trauma-informed instruction
  • personalized instruction designed to maximize academic achievement
  • social emotional learning support for students experiencing mental health and behavioral health challenges
  • evidence-based instructional approaches in a small setting
  • frequent one-on-one support
  • opportunities to succeed in advanced courses and dual enrollment
  • blended learning instruction in standards aligned courses
  • an opportunity for students who are academically strong but struggle with self-motivation and personal accountability

Throughout its 15-year history, Mount Tom Academy has provided a safe, flexible environment for learning and has meant the difference between success and high school failure for more than 125 young men and women from 15 area high schools.

Students

To learn more about our curriculum and success rates, click here.

Guidance Counselors

To learn more about the populations we serve and answers to common questions about enrollment, click here.

Parents

To learn more about applying to Mount Tom Academy, click here

Mount Tom Academy can be reached directly at 413.552.2789

 

For more information, contact: 
Position: 
Program Coordinator
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5263
Email: 
pgomes@collaborative.org