The Connecticut River Academy (CTRA) at Goodwin University has been named the 2020-2021 National Secondary Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. The Magnet Schools of America Merit Award of Excellence singles out one … Continue reading Connecticut River Academy at Goodwin University Named National Secondary Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America
On April 30, 2021, LEARN announced that its Executive Committee of the Board of Directors appointed JT Foster as principal of the Connecticut River Academy (CTRA). Foster, of North Haven, has been interim principal at CTRA since July 1, 2020; … Continue reading LEARN Names JT Foster as New Principal of Connecticut River Academy
When it comes to education in the United States, we are becoming more competitive. It is no longer enough to have a high school diploma on its own. To reach success, many students today will plan to attend a college … Continue reading Does a Magnet School Look Good for College Applicants?
Before your child came into your life, you may have researched the best baby gear and read all of the baby books. You wanted to be sure your bundle of joy was cared for with safe products and healthy child-rearing … Continue reading How to Choose an Elementary School for Your Child
Students with an interest in science are, in many ways, the future. Those who have a passion for the sciences will grow up to make great discoveries and help our planet and population. These young scientists are the ones who … Continue reading 7 Classes You Will Find at a Science-Focused High School
As parents, we all want what’s best for our kids. Choosing the right high school for your teen can be tough—almost as tough as raising a teenager! You want your child to flourish, develop their identity, and discover their life’s … Continue reading How to Choose the Right High School for Your Teen
The formative years of childhood involve rapid development. For the first eight years of a child’s life, they are a sponge – growing physically, mentally, and emotionally, and fast. The early childhood years are precious and prime to jumpstart a … Continue reading Why is Preschool Important for My Child?
As a parent, you want to find the right preschool program for your little one—a preschool in which your child will thrive. But with the amount of preschools out there, determining which programs offer the quality you’re seeking can be … Continue reading What is a NAEYC Accredited Preschool?
How former CTRA scholar and first-generation soon-to-be Goodwin graduate found hope for her future in high school by Serena Seepersaud Nervous for new beginnings The thought of starting high school was daunting, and, like most 13- and 14-year-olds, I was … Continue reading Serena’s Story: Optimistic on her path to opportunity
How Morgan’s experience at CTRA, RMS, and Goodwin demonstrated the importance of togetherness and taught her to give back Morgan Sheldon is a creative communicator who enjoys connecting with others and crafting a strong sense of community for those around … Continue reading Morgan’s story: Making a difference with her degree
Timothy Mason grew up in an Eastern Connecticut town with over 150 active farms. Although his hometown boasts green pastures, red farm homes, and the many colors of an agricultural history, Timothy found life there to be a bit “monochromatic.” … Continue reading Timothy’s Story: From CTRA pupil to “paging Dr. Mason…”
Rising from Hardship, Remaining Hopeful, and Reaching for Happiness: How I helped lift my family out of poverty and pursued my professional passions By Bricherland “Bibi” Quinones For as long as I can remember, my mother told me that my … Continue reading Bibi’s Story: Hardship to Happiness
Spring into School-mode with these Free Resources for your Little Learners! Everything Elementary National Geographic Kids Find fun fill in the blanks for your children to create their own stories! This Nat Geo site provides quizzes, amazing animal videos, science … Continue reading Spring into School-Mode with these Free Resources for Elementary Students
From couch to college prepared — spring into school-mode with these free resources to keep your teen in tip-top shape for their next move. General Khan Academy Free courses on math, arts and humanities, economics, college and career planning, computing, … Continue reading Spring into School-Mode with These Free Resources for High School Students
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”