Student Success Story: Serena Seepersaud, Part Three A Proud Guyanese Immigrant and First-generation Goodwin Inspiration At nine years old, Serena Seepersaud assisted in all of her household appointments. Barely able to reach the welcome window, she waited in long lines, … Continue reading Student Success Story: Serena Seepersaud, Part Three
Student Success Story: Serena Seepersaud, Part Two CTRA: A magnet school attracting amazing scholars Before being accepted to Connecticut River Academy (CTRA), Serena Seepersaud was a student in one of the largest public school districts in Connecticut. In a conversation … Continue reading Student Success Story: Serena Seepersaud, Part Two
Student Success Story: Serena Seepersaud From CTRA Scholar to Goodwin University Student Serena Seepersaud is a world traveler who immigrated from Alness, Guyana, to America at the age of four. An accomplished graduate of Connecticut River Academy (CTRA), Serena earned … Continue reading Student Success Story: Serena Seepersaud
Melanie Pappadis Faranello first started Poetry on the Streets (POTS), “an interactive exhibit designed to engage pedestrians in writing spontaneous poetry,” at the Greater Hartford Art Council’s “Art on the Streets” festival. Public response to the innovative exhibition was so … Continue reading CTRA Students Add Their Voices to “Poetry on the Streets”
Striving for Excellence Connecticut River Academy at Goodwin University Named National Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America The Connecticut River Academy (CTRA) at Goodwin University has been named a National Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools … Continue reading Striving for Excellence
The start of your child’s education can feel like a monumental decision. For many families, preschool is the first educational experience the child will have away from the home. This is the start of the child’s educational career. So, should … Continue reading What is the Best Type of Preschool for Your Little One?
The teenage years of a student’s life can be a bit complicated. They are chock full of life-changing experiences and development – emotionally, physically, socially, and intellectually. Not only this, but teens’ futures (i.e. college and careers) rest upon their … Continue reading The Benefits of a Science-Inspired High School
When it comes to a child’s education, most parents want to ensure their children are placed in the best environment for them, with the most opportunities to learn. Children learn at different levels, and in different ways. Not every environment … Continue reading A Look Inside the Reggio Emilia Classroom Environment
Connecticut River Academy Receives NEASC AccreditationMeeting rigorous standards speaks to high-quality education East Hartford, CT — In April 2019, the Connecticut River Academy (CTRA) received notice that it had been granted accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and … Continue reading Connecticut River Academy Receives NEASC Accreditation
For most of us, enjoying success in a career is a big part of the “American Dream.” And for most people, the best way to achieve that success is with a great education. Education is the cornerstone of our society, … Continue reading What is a College Preparatory Program?
Parents want the best for their kids. From those first precious days at home, to the trip to the college dorm – and beyond – moms and dads want to see their child live a fruitful life. With the best … Continue reading 6 Benefits of Reggio Emilia for Growing Children
In today’s competitive workforce, education is more important than ever before. Gone are the days of great careers for those who only obtain a high school diploma. Nowadays, employers of nearly all industries look for candidates with some postsecondary education. … Continue reading High School College Program FAQ
Navigator Voices is a series of interviews highlighting the unique stories of students, faculty, and staff from throughout the Goodwin College learning community. Serena Seepersaud is a Connecticut River Academy (CTRA) graduate who is currently pursuing a degree in Business … Continue reading Navigator Voices: Serena Seepersaud, Business Administration Degree Candidate at Goodwin College
Navigator Voices is a series of interviews highlighting the unique stories of students, faculty, and staff from throughout the Goodwin College learning community. Samantha Rini is a Connecticut River Academy (CTRA) graduate who is currently pursuing her Associate Degree in … Continue reading Navigator Voices: Samantha Rini, Associate Nursing Degree Candidate at Goodwin College
Before a cheering audience of friends and family, the Connecticut River Academy at Goodwin College Class of 2019 celebrated their diversity, their struggles, and their overwhelming success at the seventh annual commencement exercises on Thursday, June 13. “We all have … Continue reading Connecticut River Academy Celebrates Diversity of Thought at Graduation Ceremony
Decision-making is a matter of listing out pros and cons, analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of each scenario, and making a final choice to move forward in one direction or another. We make decisions in every aspect of our lives, … Continue reading Giving Your Child the Magnet School Advantage
Magnet schools have been around for many years in the United States, and have evolved immensely since they first came to be. Magnet school programs first developed roots in the 1960s as a way to desegregate publics schools and push … Continue reading What Goes into a Magnet School Program?
For those families interested in high school options other than the traditional public school route, there are several great alternatives out there including a charter high school and a magnet high school. Both school types are considered cutting-edge, offering great … Continue reading What is a Charter High School, and How is it Different from a Magnet School?