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 11 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

    We have also been awarded a new 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.

    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 1,700 students 2 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 your child attends one of the schools listed above and you want more information on how to enroll please check in with your school Principal. You can also call the Special Programs office at (978) 674-2053 or email Carolyn Rocheleau, Coordinator crocheleau@lowell.k12.ma.us


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



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