With all the different educational options out there, it can seem overwhelming to make the right educational choice for your child. As a parent, you may be asking: What type of learning environment will they excel in academically? What type … Continue reading How Do Magnet Schools Work?
The teenage years are some of the most crucial and influential years for adolescents. It’s a period in their lives in which they will mature physically, mentally, and emotionally, and start making the transition into adulthood. As they gain traction … Continue reading Should You Choose a STEM Magnet School for Your Teen?
The teenage years of your child’s life is a period of intense growth not only physically, but emotionally and intellectually. Therefore, making sure they are in an educational environment that facilitates that growth is extremely important to their future success. … Continue reading 4 Experiences Your Teen Can Have in an Environmental Science and Technology High School
As a parent of a teen, or even a teen yourself, you already know how important high school can be. The bonds made with peers, the academics that capture interests and spark investigations, the extra-curricular activities, clubs, and sports; these … Continue reading 4 Alternative High School Options for Your Teen in Connecticut
We live in a fast-paced, ever-changing world. And within it, there are many great technologies that have helped advance the world of education. Today, students are granted the opportunity to learn with innovative tools, resources, and programs – right in … Continue reading Technical High School vs. Technology High School: What is the Difference?
Making the decision to attend a high school magnet program is a big step in helping set your teen up for future success. Once you have made this decision, the question then becomes what high school magnet programs are available … Continue reading What to Look for in a High School Magnet Program
Choosing the right high school with your teen is a challenging prospect. Like most decisions at this age, you’re trying to reach a compromise, right? Curfews are bartered for weekend homework completed early; Netflix or Xbox time is won with … Continue reading 6 Reasons to Choose a Science Magnet School for Your Teen
Connecticut River Academy (CTRA), a Goodwin College magnet school, offers a theme-based, early college program for ambitious high school students. Connecticut River Academy is similar to a STEM high school, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. You might … Continue reading Why a Theme-Based or STEM High School is a Great Choice for Teens
High school is a critical time in a student’s life because it’s the time for them to learn how to be independent, develop good study habits, and perfect their time management skills so they can be prepared for their college … Continue reading How to Earn College Credits in High School at Connecticut River Academy
Getting accepted into college is more competitive than it has ever been. From test scores, to GPA requirements, to extracurricular activities, there are so many different factors that college admission officers take into account when evaluating applicants. With such a … Continue reading Why Consider an Early College Preparatory Program for Your High School Student?
Connecticut River Academy trains young minds in a modern way. Do you remember your high school teachers, drilling you with repetition? Testing the number of answers you could memorize? Expecting you to reproduce knowledge on-demand? We now teach differently. At … Continue reading What are the Habits of Mind?
Connecticut River Academy (CTRA) has been named a Nationally Certified Magnet School by Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. CTRA was among the first 55 schools located in 12 states to successfully complete … Continue reading Connecticut River Academy Named Nationally Certified Magnet School
Getting a head start on college while in high school is a proactive way to set your teen up for a successful career. Even if your child is in the last years of middle school, or if you are re-thinking … Continue reading Why Take College Courses in High School?
Since 2014, travelers passing through East Hartford on Route 2 see a magnificent, new, four-story building situated right on the banks of the Connecticut River. If they take the exit to Riverside Drive, they can follow walkways leading to a … Continue reading Connecticut River Academy: Focused on Bright Futures
Ambitious teens deserve a competitive advantage, and an early college high school program might be the best way to offer that head-start to your young adult. But what makes an “early college high school program” different from your typical “high … Continue reading 6 Components of Early College Programs for Ambitious Teens
In December, the early college high school at Goodwin College, Connecticut River Academy (CTRA), was welcomed into a new network of urban environmental high schools from across the northeast United States. Fueled by a $75,000 grant from the Environmental Protection … Continue reading Connecticut River Academy Receives EPA Support
“Sustainability.” It’s an important buzz-word, both locally and globally. You may have heard it at town hall meetings regarding the installation of new solar panels on buildings or along highways. It’s at the center of regional discussions on off-shore wind … Continue reading Sustainability in Education: What it Means & Why it Matters
Every parent wishes achievement for their teen, right? You want them learn as much as they can, develop passions, and become self-motivated. You know that their interests are surely self-directed, but with a little careful guidance, the subjects that they … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Consider a College Prep High School