About Our Department

  • Welcome to the Special Programs Department.  Our department oversees after-school and out-of-school time programming offered by the district including summer school. 


    The Lowell Public Schools is fortunate to have been awarded 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants at 13 schools:

    • Butler Middle School
    • Lincoln Elementary
    • Lowell High School- Freshman Academy
    • Morey Elementary
    • McAuliffe Elementary
    • McAvinnue Elementary
    • Murkland Elementary
    • Robinson Middle
    • Shaughnessy Elementary
    • Stoklosa Middle
    • Sullivan Middle
    • Wang Middle
    • Washington Elementary


    We have also been awarded an out-of-school-time grant at the Reilly and Pyne Arts.  After-school and summer programs are available at each school.


    Your child must attend one of the above schools in order to participate in the programs.  For more information and to contact the site coordinator please click here: 21st Century Program Contacts


    As one of the largest grantees of the 21st Century grant in Massachusetts, Lowell Public Schools provides a free after-school academic and enrichment program to more than 2,000 students 2-4 afternoons each week.  Students receive help with homework and participate in engaging programming to support learning.  Students are also provided dinner each afternoon before heading home.  In the summer, each of the 21st Century programs offers a free 4-week program to provide students with a chance to have fun while preventing summer learning loss.


    If you need additional information, please call the Special Programs office at (978) 674-2053 or email Carolyn Rocheleau, Coordinator


    To learn more about 21st Century Community Learning Centers in Massachusetts please click the following link:


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