High School Learning Center Events

HLC Staff

Teachers from the High School Learning Center participated in a professional learning opportunity over the summer. Instructors from Suffolk University led the HLC Teachers though an advanced training on Restorative Justice Circles. This is a practice we will be using for the second year in our daily advisory classes. 

For more information on the practices we use at HLC involving Restorative Justice and RJ Circles, check out the documentary Circle Up

Have a great 2019-20 school year!

HLC Students Graduate

Students graduated from the High School Learning Center on Friday, May 31 along with their peers from the main Lawrence High School campus. 


Despite facing some challenges throughout their academic journeys, the HLC graduating class of 2019 crossed the stage with honor and grace.


We are also looking forward to another graduation ceremony in early August. Please check out our photo gallery to see photos from the graduation ceremony and other school events. 

HLC Acceleration Academy

The High School Learning Center held Acceleration Academy during April vacation. 

Students earned valuable credits towards graduation and received some important practice for MCAS exams. 

Instructors were honored with the Sontag Prize in Urban Education. 


In other school news, HLC students attended College for a Day at Northern Essex Community College on April 10. 

Students had the opportunity to sit it on college classes, tour the campus, and learn about financial aid on this annual trip to the Haverhill campus. 


The HLC held its annual Future Planning Fair back on March 21 when students had the opportunity to speak with representatives from colleges and trade schools in the area. 

Check out our photo gallery for pictures of all of these awesome school events. 

HLC Open Mic

The High School Learning Center held its annual Open Mic Night on Thursday, April 11. 

Students, staff members, and family members performed musical acts, comedy, gymnastics and more at the event. 

Check out plenty of photos on our photo gallery website

HLC group holding trophies

For the first time in school history, the HLC Tigers are the GBBL (Greater Boston Basketball League) Champions!

Thanks to a 52-36 victory in the championship game held at UMass-Lowell, the Tigers completed an undefeated season and added to their trophy case which also includes second and third place finishes in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons respectively. 

"This was a special group. It was nice to bring home HLC's first title. It's a huge step for our program," said Tigers head coach and HLC History teacher Christopher Brown. 

Check out more pictures from the GBBL title game and other HLC events on our school photo gallery.