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”
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
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?
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
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?
College. That big and mighty place you and your child have probably thought about, but are relieved to have a few more years before it’s actually time. Take a deep breath, because there is no need to be worried at … Continue reading How to Prepare for College in High School
Setting your child up for success is one of the greatest gifts you can provide them as a parent. Most parents have done this at every stage of their children’s lives, in some capacity. Choosing the right high school for … Continue reading 5 Types of High Schools to Consider for Your Teen
With the cost of a private education, private school may not be a viable option for most families and their children. But for those parents who have always planned to have their children attend public school, did you know there … Continue reading Public Magnet Schools: What They Are & What They Offer Students
“Learning by doing” is a common theme in an experiential educational environment. That is because when students are engaged with their hands and their minds, they actually are more focused and motivated to learn. The hands-on learning benefits that students … Continue reading How Hands-On Learning Benefits Children of All Ages
An education is way more than just textbooks, lectures, and exams. An education is about giving students the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to grow and succeed in life. That is why a college high school is an excellent option … Continue reading What is a College High School, and What Can it Mean for Your Teen?