SDE: Magnet High Schools

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Interdistrict Magnet Schools

High Schools (Grades 9-12)

Aerospace/Hydrospace Engineering and Physical Sciences at the Fairchild Wheeler Interdisrict Magnet Campus

Joseph Lipp, Principal

840 Old Town Rd.

Bridgeport, CT 06606

Tel. 203-275-3343

Grades: 9–11 | Enrollment: 250

In this STEM-based program, students will learn the practical application of science and math to solve problems. Learning to use software, interacting with regional industry and collaborating with state and local universities, students will research, design and develop creative solutions for exploration and discovery. Our mission is to educate the nation's future leaders in the science and art of the physical sciences and aerospace engineering. Further, we seek to expand the frontiers of engineering science and to encourage technological innovation while fostering academic excellence and scholarly learning in a project based learning environment.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, contact John Curtis.

Academy of Aerospace & Engineering

Paul Brenton, Principal

15 Vernon St.

Hartford, CT 06106

Tel. 860-757-6316

Grades: 9-12  |  Enrollment: 450

Academy students gain skills and experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) that prepare them for college and high-demand professional careers. As an Academy student, you will identify and apply to competitive undergraduate programs that match your aptitudes, interests and goals.

High school students pair advanced math and science classes with industry internships focused on their area of interest and future careers in aerospace, engineering, biomedicine, advanced mathematics and science.

Students interact with professionals in their fields of interest who serve as guest speakers, mentors and tutors. Elective courses include electronics, quantum mechanics, nuclear chemistry, computer science and engineering design.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Academy of Information Technology & Engineering

Tina Rivera, Principal

411 High Ridge Rd.

Stamford, CT 06905

Tel. 203-977-4336

Grades: 9-12  |  Enrollment: 710

The Academy of Information Technology & Engineering (AITE) is a Stamford interdistrict magnet high school attracting students interested in a college preparatory education involving the integration of information technology in academic and elective courses. AITE’s courses provide students with an academic environment in which essential information technology and communication skills, knowledge and understandings are emphasized. All students and faculty members are provided with tablet laptop computers for use in school and at home. AITE is a “STEM” school in which the technology focus, built around a core elective program of information technology and pre-engineering courses, is not just for those students with particular interests in these fields. The emphasis on technology represents a strategy for making lifelong learners out of our students. All core content courses are taught at the college preparatory level, and there is a full complement of honors, Advanced Placement, early college experience classes associated with UConn and Norwalk Community College (NCC), and a wide variety of virtual high school courses available. All students are required to complete a minimum of four-year sequences in English, social studies, mathematics, science and a world language. AITE offers Spanish, French, Latin, Russian, Mandarin Chinese and Arabic.

For participating districts and transportation information, contact the school.

ACES Educational Center for the Arts

Jason Hiruo

55 Audubon St.

New Haven, CT 06510

Tel. 203-777-5351

Grades: 9-12  |  Enrollment: 314

The Educational Center for the Arts, a program of Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES), offers programs in dance, instrumental and vocal music, creative writing, theater and visual arts. The curriculum is designed to develop student talent by placing students in courses or projects where they work as artists with professional artists/teachers to achieve a balance in developing technical skills, imagination and critical thinking skills. Students attend from Monday through Thursday from 1-4 p.m.

For participating districts and transportation information, contact the school.

Arts at the Capitol Theater Performing Arts Magnet High School

Tracy Goodell-Pelletier, Principal

896 Main St.

Willimantic, CT 06226

Tel. 860-465-5636, ext. 2040

Grades: 9-12  |  Enrollment: 155

ACT Performing Arts Magnet High School is managed by EASTCONN, serving students in Grades 9-12. ACT offers part-day and full-day options. Part-day students attend their home districts and come to ACT in the afternoon for arts courses. Full-day students receive comprehensive core academics and are joined in the afternoon by our part-day students. ACT’s classes include performance, theater production, dance, creative writing and audio/video production. Core academic instruction at ACT emphasizes individual learning styles and acquisition of CAPT skills through the arts. The ACT facility features four performance areas, state-of-the-art production shops, two dance instruction areas, writing labs, video editing suites and more. ACT is a program for those with a strong interest in or talent for the arts.

For participating districts and transportation information, contact: cjohnson@eastconn.org

Biotechnology, Research and Zoological Sciences High School at the Fairchild Wheeler Magnet Complex

Michael Watson, Principal

840 Old Town Rd.

Bridgeport, CT 06606

Tel. 203-275-3436

Grades: 9–12  |  Enrollment: 250

The Biotechnology, Research and Zoological Sciences High School at the Fairchild Wheeler Magnet Complex strives to promote the discovery and learning at all levels of biological organization (molecular, cellular, organismal, population, community, and ecosystem). Our integrative focus reflects the importance of strong disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches in research and teaching. We strive for excellence and synergy in our coordinated programs of teaching, research, and service. Recognizing the essential roles of science and biology in the lives of citizens today and tomorrow, we emphasize biological literacy in our teaching and outreach programs.

Science for research in partnership with Beardsley Zoo and local universities on the study of amphibians, for example, will be a focus. Curriculum will be designed to heighten an awareness of the environment and to stimulate a passion to develop solutions for environmental preservation. Use of the school's natural settings will enhance laboratory and classroom instruction.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, contact John Curtis.

Capital Preparatory Magnet School

Dr. Stephen Perry, Principal

1304 Main St.

Hartford, CT 06103

Tel. 860-695-9800

Grades: PK3–12  |  Enrollment: 559

Capital Prep is a year-round college preparatory school with a social justice theme. Students are engaged in the exploration of issues surrounding leadership, character and innovation. Since its inception in 2005, 100 percent of Capital Prep graduates have been accepted to four-year colleges.

The theme is woven into the core curriculum of reading, writing, math and science, through interdisciplinary units that highlight global topics and incorporate the five Capital Prep learner expectations: collaboration, information processing, problem solving, empathy and effective communication.

Upper School students participate in college classes and can earn up to 50 college credits before graduation—at no cost to themselves or their families.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Center for Global Studies at Brien McMahon High School

Roslynne McCarthy, Principal

300 Highland Ave.

Norwalk, CT 06854

Tel. 203-852-9488

Grades: 9-12  |  Enrollment: 285

The Center for Global Studies (CGS) provides students with an opportunity to study the Chinese, Japanese and Middle Eastern cultures through courses in language, literature and history at Brien McMahon High School. The core curriculum includes Chinese, Japanese and Arabic language study. In the literature courses, students are provided with a survey of world literature titles that have universal thematic connections. Through Chinese, Japanese and Middle Eastern history courses, students explore the social, political and economic dynamics of these cultures. Additional courses required by students’ home schools are met through Brien McMahon High School’s mainstream classes. In March, CGS hosts Japanese high school students who stay with CGS families and attend classes in the magnet school and Brien McMahon. Each May, CGS students travel to Japan for a two-week home-stay and study tour. The home-stay component matches students with Japanese families and host brothers and sisters, while they attend classes in Japanese high schools. In April, CGS students travel to China for a similar experience there.

For participating districts and transportation information, contact the school.

Classical Magnet School

James Motes, Principal

85 Woodland St.

Hartford, CT 06105

Tel. 860-695-9100  |  Fax 860-722-6449

Grades: 6-12  |  Enrollment: 740

Classical Magnet School prepares students for acceptance into competitive colleges and universities. Students participate in a rigorous, traditional liberal arts curriculum rooted in the Western tradition, while embracing the common elements of the Paideia philosophy of education, which is based on the belief that human beings are primarily defined by their capacity and desire for learning.

Students at Classical are expected to demonstrate their ability to read and comprehend literature, write persuasively, think clearly, communicate effectively and use high-level problem solving techniques. All students complement their classroom learning experience through an extended day enrichment program that allows them to enhance talents and skills in areas including art, music and theater.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Connecticut IB Academy

Art Arpin, Principal

857 Forbes St.

East Hartford, CT 06118

Tel. 860-622-5590

Grades: 9-12  |  Enrollment: 202

The Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy offers students an international alternative to conventional college preparatory curriculums. The academy is designed to meet the needs of self-directed students who have an interest in contributing significantly to international understanding. The demanding four-year curriculum includes core subjects in mathematics, the sciences and the humanities, and course offerings and learning expectations not commonly seen in public high schools. The academy follows a program established by the International Baccalaureate Organization, which is committed to establishing international standards of quality and excellence in education.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Connecticut River Academy at Goodwin College

Linda Dadona, Principal

9 Riverside Drive

East Hartford, CT 06118

Tel. 860-913-2200

Grades: 9-12  |  Enrollment: 430

The newly opened Goodwin College Early Childhood Magnet School provides young children with opportunities to engage in exciting curriculum while building their cognitive, social, language, creative and physical skills. Rooted in the Reggio-Emilia approach, the school immerses children in an interactive, developmental curriculum that keeps them actively engaged in their learning and helps them become reflective problem solvers. Parents, as their child’s first teachers, are heavily involved in the curriculum and the program. The new school has a uniquely designed learning environment, offering ongoing access to nature. Highly qualified early childhood teachers plan customized curriculum based on children’s interests and needs, encouraging expression through many forms of art, media and language. Additional support is provided by Goodwin College staff and advanced students, who work regularly with the school as part of our laboratory school learning model.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School

Frank Costanzo, Principal

177 College St.

New Haven, CT 06510

Tel. 203-691-2400

Grades: 9-12  |  Enrollment: 650

“The Co-op” provides a curriculum that encourages all forms of creative exploration, broadens individual talent and allows maximum flexibility. The curriculum is strategically planned and integrated equally between the arts and academic disciplines, resulting in a quality, arts-focused curriculum within the context of a comprehensive college preparatory program. Students participate in challenging academic and creative endeavors, which include Advanced Placement and honors courses. Special features include: interdisciplinary partnerships with Yale University; educational partnerships at all the neighboring colleges, universities and museums; independent study and seminar programs; national student organizations; visiting and performing artist master classes; guest lecture series; and weekly enrichment activities.

For participating districts and transportation, visit the New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools Web site.

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Global Experience Magnet School (GEMS)

Sabin Loveland, Principal

44 Griffin Rd. South

Bloomfield, CT 06002

Tel. 860-769-6600

Grades: 6-12 | Enrollment: 225

Global Experience Magnet School (GEMS) is a Bloomfield host magnet school serving Grades 6 through 12 which offers a well-rounded, college preparatory education that will ensure readiness to compete in a fast-paced, global economy. GEMS will provide a customized education, deeply rooted in experiences, which will allow each student to reach their maximum social and academic potential.

This individualized curriculum is created for, and is unique to, each student. The student’s interests and school-based learning is then blended with outside experiences. Bloomfield, the greater Hartford Area, along with partnerships in Europe, Asia, and Africa, will be the classroom where students use their interests and passions to address measurable outcomes.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts

Jeff Ostroff, Principal

15 Vernon Street

Hartford, CT 06106

Tel. 860-757-6300

Grades: 9-12  |   Enrollment: 324

* Please be advised that for the 2014-2015 RSCO application, only non-Hartford residents may apply to the half-day GHAA and GHAMAS programs. However, all Hartford residents currently enrolled in the programs will be allowed to remain in the program through graduation. Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, additional seats will be made available for Hartford residents in the full-day GHAA programs and the Academy for Aerospace and Engineering.

The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts is an interdistrict magnet high school that offers both full-day and half-day programs for students throughout the Greater Hartford area. For more than 25 years, the Academy has focused on developing the fullest academic and artistic potential in all students, encouraging them to be creative, engaged citizens, and preparing them to pursue careers in the arts.

In addition to academics and formal arts study, students experience the arts in a variety of ways including attending professional arts events, as well as community field trips to meet professional working artists. Professional artists and alumni are invited to the Academy on a regular basis as guest artists to interact with students, conduct master classes and give presentations that enrich the curriculum and provide a realistic perspective on careers in the arts.

Students in Grades 9 through 12 can enroll in either the full-day or half-day programs at the Arts Academy. There are two campuses: our Learning Corridor campus is located at 15 Vernon Street, adjacent to Trinity College in Hartford; our Colt Gateway campus, where all full day academic classes are taught, is located at 160-172 Huyshope Street in Hartford.

Students are placed into arts departments, according to their respective disciplines. They have the opportunity to take a variety of afternoon courses in their art form, electives in other art forms; and full-day students take academic courses in their morning sessions that include Advanced Placement courses and a comprehensive core academic curriculum.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Greater Hartford Academy of Math and Sciences

Paul Brenton, Principal

15 Vernon St.

Hartford, CT 06106

Tel. 860-757-6316

Grades: 9-12 (Grades 9-10 half day) (Grades 11-12 half day)  |  Enrollment: 250

The Greater Hartford Academy of Math and Sciences offers students an exciting scientific experience through unique teaching methods and the use of state-of-the-art technology. Real world applications of science introduce students to the technological and societal impacts of science and integrate concepts of math into scientific exploration. The ability to make connections between mathematics and science empowers students with knowledge, confidence and motivation extending beyond the classroom.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Great Path Academy at Manchester Community College

Tory Niles-Outler, Principal

60 Bidwell Street, MS #20

Manchester, CT 06045

Tel. 860-512-3702

Grades: 9-12  |  Enrollment: 287

Great Path Academy at Manchester Community College is a middle college, interdistrict high magnet school for students in Grades 9 through 12. The school operates under the auspices of the Board of Regents for Higher Education and is managed by the Hartford Public Schools. Students are selected to enroll in our school through a blind lottery through the Regional School Choice Office. Our students come to us from numerous towns across the Hartford Country including, but not limited to Hartford, Manchester, East Hartford, Bloomfield, South Windsor, Vernon, Coventry and New Britain. Graduates either meet or surpass high school graduation requirements. Students enroll in college classes as their grades, Accuplacer or SAT scores, and skills allow. They may also enroll in a full complement of Career Cluster Pathways classes that enable them to meet the associate degree requirements in criminal justice, engineering, early childhood, media art, or computer science.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Hartford Journalism & Media Magnet School

Elaine Papas, Principal

150 Tower Ave.

Hartford, CT 06112

Tel. 860-695-1818

Grades: 9-12  |  Enrollment: 145

The Hartford Journalism and Media Magnet School (JMMS) will open in a new state-of-the-art facility that will have an on-site television studio and functioning radio station (WQTQ). JMMS incorporates mass media literacy into all aspects of the curriculum, within environments designed specifically to facilitate learning in all aspects of today’s media, including television and radio studios.

Students at JMMS benefit from a college-ready curriculum infused with media literacy. Students are exposed to reading and writing for various formats while learning to understand the language, power and business of the media world. In addition to the core classes that meet the requirements for graduation, theme-related courses offered include web design, digital photography, media technology and television and radio broadcasting. A partnership with Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) offers 12th-grade students a new and exciting on site learning experience within the CPBN facility.

Students at JMMS will be media literate and experienced in technology, writing, research and creative thinking skills, making them knowledgeable in the cutting edge of the media industry.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy

(Formerly Hartford Magnet Middle School)

Sally A. Biggs, Principal

53 Vernon St.

Hartford, CT 06106

Tel. 860-695-7201  |  Fax 860-722-6954

Grades: 6-12  |  Enrollment: 918

The program at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA) is grounded in a rigorous core curriculum and complemented by an extraordinary encore program. A challenging schedule of studies and a culture of high expectations provide an environment in which all students may excel, academically and socially. Our theme focus is science, the arts and early college. At HMTCA we attempt to transcend traditional subject-centered boundaries in order to encourage students’ broader thinking and promote their enduring understanding. Students make authentic connections among the disciplines. Learning goals are clear and instructional practices and activities honor differences in students’ learning styles.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

High School in the Community Magnet School

Erik Good, Principal

175 Water St.

New Haven, CT 06511

Tel. 203-946-7022

Grades: 9-12  |  Enrollment: 350

High School in the Community (HSC) is a student-focused learning community dedicated to developing ethically responsible and intellectually competent citizens. Students and teachers collaborate to create programs focusing on each student’s abilities, talents, gifts and strengths. We encourage student involvement in service learning opportunities both inside and outside HSC. Weekly development and academic guidance sessions provide time for intensive mentoring relationships between students and teachers. The faculty strives to establish and maintain challenging academic standards, diverse instructional practices, and competent, creative and up-to-date integration of technology.

For participating districts and transportation, visit the New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools Web site.

Hill Regional Career High School

Dr. Madeline Negron, Principal

140 Legion Ave.

New Haven, CT 06519

Tel. 203-946-5845

Grades: 9-12  |  Enrollment: 720

Hill Regional Career High School provides a challenging curriculum aligned with national, state and district standards as well as career exploration programs to prepare students for entry into the fields of business/technology and health/science. Through the efforts of local colleges and partnerships with Yale University Schools of Medicine and Nursing, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Southern Connecticut State University’s nursing program, and local businesses and financial institutions, students are encouraged to pursue postsecondary studies and use professional skills learned as they enter a global economy.

For participating districts and transportation, visit the New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools Web site.

Hyde School of Health Sciences and Sports Medicine Interdistrict Magnet

Zakia Parrish, Principal, Gateway Community College Campus

88 Basset Road

North Haven, CT 06473

Tel. 203-946-8121

Grades: 9-12  |  Enrollment: 220

The Hyde Leadership School is unique because it is the only “Character First” school in the Greater New Haven area. The core philosophy is based on five principles: potential, destiny, conscience, truth and brother’s keeper. The school strives to reflect these principles in all facets of the program, including academics, community service, athletics, job programs for seniors and performing arts. Commitment to this character development concept by administrators, teachers, students and parents enables all to achieve personal excellence and fulfillment in life.

For participating districts and transportation, visit the New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools Web site.

Information Technologies in a Digital World High School at the Fairchild Wheeler Magnet Complex

Victor Black, Principal

840 Old Town Rd.

Bridgeport, CT 06606

Tel. 203-275-3373

Grades: 9–10  |  Enrollment: 250

Students who select Information Technologies in a Digital World High School at the Fairchild Wheeler Magnet Complex will be engaged in the application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the design, development, operation and maintenance of software for careers in such fields as science modeling, gaming, animation, simulation and theater arts. Our mission is to educate students in information technology in ways that lead to fulfilling careers and to create a culture for passionate investigators to develop solutions for the global community. The school prepares its graduates to solve problems and apply new technologies within an increasingly interconnected and changing global environment.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, contact John Curtis.

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Marine Science Magnet High School of Southeastern

Nicholas Spera, Principal

130 Shennecossett Road

Groton, CT 06340

Tel. 860-446-9380

Grades: 9-12  |  Enrollment: 254

The Marine Science Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut is a safe, respectful and nurturing environment. Our professional learning community is committed to 21st-century instruction that promotes effort and ensures academic rigor through a challenging curriculum responsive to the diverse interests of a broad spectrum of students. Furthermore, MSMHS collaborates with all stakeholders to prepare students for higher education and/or marine-related employment by supporting the personal, academic and career goals of every student. We believe that effort creates ability and that all students will succeed. We provide students with the opportunities to develop the skills and character needed to be active and responsible citizens in a global community.

For participating districts and transportation information, contact the school.

Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy

Andy Skarzynski, Principal

10 Univac Lane at 10 Targeting Center

Windsor, CT 06095

Tel. 860-298-0602

Grades: 6-12  |  Enrollment: 124

The CREC Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy was created in partnership with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and the University of Hartford to prepare students in Grades 6 to 10 to meet the need for well-educated, highly skilled medical and teaching professionals. Students work with professionals from Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and the University of Hartford’s College of Education and Nursing and health professionals to increase exposure and enhance their experiences in the medical and teaching fields. In addition to the lab preschool, the Academy serves as a valuable learning experience for high school students. Students will be offered the opportunity to self-select into the theme related core of medical professions or teacher preparation.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Metropolitan Business Academy Magnet School

Judith Puglisi, Principal

115 Water St.

New Haven, CT 06511

Tel. 203-497-7700

Grades: 9-12  |  Enrollment: 350

The mission of the Metropolitan Business Academy Magnet School is to provide opportunities for integrating academic and occupation-related instruction in the areas of entrepreneurial arts and sciences. The goal is to prepare its students to manage and own business enterprises in a 21st century global economy. Students will gain an understanding of successful business practices, including finance, investment, research and development, quality control, growth, sales and returns of investments. Partnerships and mentor programs with local business will provide connections between school and work.

For participating districts and transportation, visit the New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools Web site.

Metropolitan Learning Center for Global and International Studies

Sasha Douglas, Principal

1551 Blue Hills Ave.

Bloomfield, CT 06002

Tel. 860-242-7834 ext. 3672

Grades: 6-12  |  Enrollment: 740

The Metropolitan Learning Center (MLC) offers students in Grades 6-12 an integrated curriculum that prepares students to become productive citizens in an interconnected world. The curriculum emphasizes cultural, economic, environmental, political and social connections across nations. Students acquire problem solving, effective communication and technological skills needed for success at the university level and in the knowledge based global economy. Extensive travel and study abroad opportunities serve to enhance the students’ classroom experience. College level course work is available through extensive Advanced Placement course offerings, partnerships with community colleges, and online collaboration with institutions of higher learning. MLC is housed in a state-of-the art facility featuring wireless Internet connectivity and Smart Boards in each classroom.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

New Haven Academy Interdistrict Magnet

Gregory Baldwin, Principal

444 Orange St.

New Haven, CT 06511

Tel. 203-946-8995

Grades: 9-12  |  Enrollment: 300

New Haven Academy provides a rigorous education that prepares all students to succeed in college and become active citizens able to make informed decisions about their lives and their communities. We work to build a racially, ethnically and economically diverse student body, provide individual attention for every student, and guide students through the difficult transition from middle school to high school.

New Haven Academy graduates will be independent thinkers who ask critical questions and who develop and defend their own ideas. In order to achieve this vision, New Haven Academy is a learning community in which all members—staff, students and parents—know each other well.

For participating districts and transportation, visit the New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools Web site.

Pathways Academy of Technology and Design

David Goldblum, Principal

2 Pent Road

East Hartford, CT 06118

Tel. 860-695-9450

Grades: 9-12  |  Enrollment: 362

The Pathways Academy of Technology and Design Magnet High School empowers its diverse community of students to become fully active participants in a global, technology-driven society. Students acquire technological and critical thinking skills, and develop a sense of personal and social responsibility to successfully compete in the growing, fast-paced, and rapidly changing world economy. Students must demonstrate excellent scholarship, leadership and citizenship. Students who are successful at Pathways are those who want a college preparatory education that strengthens core understandings and develops research, inquiry and problem solving skills in a technology-focused program.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Public Safety Academy

Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Principal

117 Post Office Road (temporary location)

Enfield, CT 06082

Tel. 860-253-0274

Grades: 6-12  |  Enrollment: 403

The Public Safety Academy (PSA), operated by CREC, is a values-driven school community where students are instilled with a commitment to achievement and leadership. As a college and career preparatory academy, high academic expectations and strong parental participation all help to shape the culture of the school. Through theme-based learning, students are exposed to opportunities that inspire new knowledge and experiences that help them to shape the path of their future in postsecondary learning and careers. Students have the opportunity for mentorships, internships and job shadowing in a range of public service fields, including public health, forensics, and law. Through the rigorous academic program at PSA, students develop the self-discipline that will help them thrive in college and careers and will make them indispensable leaders in the future.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Richard J. Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts

Kenneth O’Brien, Principal

65 Van Block Ave.

Hartford, CT 06106

Tel. 860-695-4140

Grades: PK-10  |  Enrollment: 892

KMSPA is focused on matching individual student progress, assessment and achievement with high academic expectations. The philosophy of the school integrates the core elements of education: reading, writing, math and science, with exposure to various cultures and the arts. This integration allows each child to develop knowledge socially, linguistically and cognitively through a broad variety of hands-on experiences.

Students have the opportunity to play a musical instrument, create through stagecraft arts, and experiment with drama, dance, and movement. The process fosters student problem-solving and critical thinking skills, encouraging individual learning so that students are able to arrive at conclusions independently.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Regional Center for the Arts (a Program of Cooperative Educational Services)

Dr. Mark Ribbens, Principal

23 Oakview Dr.

Trumbull, CT 06611

Tel. 203-365-8857

Grades: 9-12  |  Enrollment: 250

Regional Center for the Arts (RCA) is a part-time performing arts magnet high school serving students in Grades 9-12. RCA’s student body reflects the diversity of Greater Bridgeport. Students attend their local public high schools in the morning and attend RCA Monday through Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Elective high school credits, which may be applied toward graduation requirements at the discretion of the sending school district, are earned at the school through the study of dance, theater, musical theater, film/video production and some creative script writing. These classes, taught by professional artists, provide a broad understanding of the history and criticism of the arts through interdisciplinary study. RCA’s performing arts training program is designed to prepare students to pursue professional careers and postsecondary studies.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, contact: cohend@ces.k12.ct.us

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Science and Engineering University Magnet School

Medria Blue-Ellis, Principal

130B Leeder Hill

Hamden, CT 06517

Tel. 203-946-6610

Grades: 6-12  |  Enrollment: 484

The Science and Engineering University Magnet School, in partnership with the University of New Haven School of Engineering and Applied Science, offers enhanced math, science and technology classes designed to train middle and high school students for tomorrow’s workplace. The curriculum is based on a nationally recognized program called Project Lead the Way that makes math and science relevant for students by engaging in hands-on, real-world projects. Students come to understand how the skills they are learning in the classroom can be applied in everyday life. The rigorous math/science curriculum prepares graduates for college and careers in scientific, engineering and technological fields.

For participating districts and transportation information, contact the school.

Science & Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut

Louis E. Allen, Jr., Principal

490 Jefferson Ave.

New London, CT 06320

Tel. 860-437-6414

Grades: 9-12  |  Enrollment: 335

The mission of Science & Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut is to enable unprecedented understanding of our world through exploration and discovery. The school offers learning modules in health science and biotechnology, information technology, applied physics and engineering, and environmental science, providing students with access to careers and higher education opportunities in areas such as pathology, physiology, bacteriology, nutrition and genetics. The focus on science and technology is supported by integrated language arts, mathematics and history curriculums. Inquiry and project-based instruction are emphasized.

For participating districts and transportation information, contact the school.

 

Sport and Medical Sciences Academy

John Laverty, Principal

280 Huyshope Ave.

Hartford, CT 06106

Tel. 860-695-6900

Grades: 6-12  |  Enrollment: 747

The Sport and Medical Sciences Academy (SMSA) is a college preparatory middle and high school focusing on medical and sport sciences. Students receive a rigorous language arts, mathematics and science foundation. Several college credit programs are offered both through the University of Connecticut Early College Experience Model and through Capital Community College. SMSA high school students can earn up to 30 free college credits. Students experience a student staff mentoring program (10:1), middle and high school athletics, Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) clubs and a Stanford Achievement Test (SAT) Preparatory Academy. SMSA instills the Four Core Beliefs: discipline, respect, dedication, and responsibility into each student’s educational experience.

It is a partnership of the educational and business communities with a strong commitment to public service opportunities, allowing students to develop social consciousness and leadership skills, which will foster pride in both the school and the community. Graduates of the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy will begin the 21st century as contributing, productive members of society destined for lifelong learning.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Quinebaug Valley Middle College High School

Gino LoRicco, Principal

742 Upper Maple St.

Danielson, CT 06239

Tel. 860-412-7400

Grades: 9–12  |  Enrollment: 130

This regional magnet high school, which opened its doors in 2008, offers an innovative educational experience to nontraditional learners who are capable students but in danger of dropping out of school. Located on the Quinebaug Valley Community College campus in Danielson, students are provided with the individual support they need to succeed, while they complete their high school education, attend college classes and earn college credits. Community service, internships and student engagement are essential educational components of this unique high school/college experience.

Benefits: Quinebaug Middle College offers an alternative high school experience for disengaged students who might not otherwise complete school. Once their academic standing is established, students may take college courses at Quinebaug Valley Community College. Students can graduate with both their high school degree and college credits. Mastery is required in this student-focused, 21st-century curriculum. The school expands choices for northeastern Connecticut high school students and their sending districts.

QMC is run by EASTCONN, a public, nonprofit agency that has been serving the educational needs of schools, organizations, communities, and individuals of all ages in northeastern Connecticut since 1980.

For participating districts and transportation information, contact: cjohnson@eastconn.org.

Three Rivers Middle College Magnet High School (TRMC)

Brad Columbus, Principal

574 New London Turnpike

Norwich, CT 06360

Tel. 860-215-9055

Grades: 11-12  |  Enrollment: 61

Three Rivers Middle College Magnet High School (TRMC) is a dual enrollment high school for students in grades 11-12, located inside the campus of Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, Connecticut. TRMC prepares a broad spectrum of students to be college and career ready by fostering a nurturing environment that creates student ownership of their own learning. Our professional learning community is committed to a curriculum of academic rigor, skill acquisition, and character development essential for success in the 21st century.

TRMC serves students who are interested in pursuing studies in various career pathways, such as early childhood education, engineering technology, business, criminal justice, hotel and hospitality, and many more.

As a dual enrollment magnet high school, the students will complete high school graduation requirements while having the opportunity to take courses at Three Rivers Community College. The college has transfer agreements with many four year institutions. Our high school classes are offered in a small environment which allows for an individualized learning plan.

LEARN Regional Educational Service Center is a collaborative partner in this program and is the fiscal agent for the school.

For participating districts and transportation information, contact the school.

Two Rivers Magnet High School

Robert McCain, Principal

160 Huyshope Ave. 3rd Floor (Colt Building)

Hartford, CT 06106

Tel. 860-422-7095

Grades: 9-12  |  Enrollment: 189

The confluence of the Connecticut and Hockanum Rivers serves as an ever-changing laboratory for Two Rivers Magnet High School. Students engage in traditional academics paired with a focus on environmental science and environmental engineering. With environmental sciences and technology as its unifying theme, the school prepares its graduates for higher education and careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

University High School of Science and Engineering

Martin Folan, Principal

351 Mark Twain Dr.

Hartford, CT 06112

Tel. 860-695-9020

Grades: 9-12  |  Enrollment: 441

The University High School of Science and Engineering, located on the University of Hartford campus, features a unique partnership with the university. The school maintains a rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum with a foundation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The curriculum has an early college theme so all students are college ready as soon as possible. The school encourages personal growth, integrity, team building and community service so students become strong contributing members of the local community and the global technological society. The school prepares graduates to pursue further education and careers in a range of scientific, engineering, and technology fields.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Waterbury Arts Magnet School

Leo P. Lavallee, Principal

16 South Elm St.

Waterbury, CT 06706

Tel. 203-573-6300

Grades: 6-12  |  Enrollment: 820

The Waterbury Arts Magnet School is a comprehensive middle school/high school in which a strong academic curriculum is enriched by both extensive and intensive experiences in the visual and performing arts. The school is connected to and students work closely with the newly redesigned Palace Theater. A wide range of Advanced Placement courses are offered in the arts and academic fields, and students may study at the adjacent University of Connecticut branch. Students participate in internships with professional arts organizations in the area, and many students work professionally in their chosen arts field while enrolled at the school.

For participating districts and transportation information, contact the school.

 




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