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 14 schools:

    • Butler Middle School
    • Lincoln Elementary
    • Lowell High School- Freshman Academy
    • Morey Elementary
    • McAuliffe Elementary
    • McAvinnue Elementary
    • Murkland Elementary
    • Robinson Middle
    • Rogers STEM Academy
    • 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.

    If your child does not attend the schools listed above, we are fortunate to have additional federal relief funding to offer before and after school at every school.

    Click Here to access a list of all the schools and contacts to sign up for after-school programming.

    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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