CTRA Success Story: “CTRA has an inclusive, creative environment and they understand this generation.”

A Hartford mother of four has watched one daughter graduate from the Connecticut River Academy (CTRA) and another daughter enter her freshmen year at the magnet high school. Her oldest daughter is now attending college out of state. “My older … Continue reading CTRA Success Story: “CTRA has an inclusive, creative environment and they understand this generation.”

Maria Lopez

A Night of Dreams: CT River Academy Graduates 80

In his remarks to the Connecticut River Academy (CTRA) Class of 2015, Goodwin College president Mark Scheinberg referred to the ceremony as a “night of dreams.” “The land where your school sits today was once brownfields with oil tanks. You started out at CTRA in the Sandbox,” he said, referring to the small modular classrooms that originally housed the students until their new four-story building on the banks of the Connecticut River opened in 2014. Any dream is possible, he added, once you find out the “why” of your life. Continue reading A Night of Dreams: CT River Academy Graduates 80

CT River Academy Team Competes at Annual State Envirothon

On May 22, the Connecticut River Academy (CTRA) Envirothon team competed against 41 other state high school teams at the Connecticut College Aboretum in New London. Envirothon, a natural resource based-education program for Connecticut high school students, promotes environmental awareness and personal stewardship through education and competition. Divisions in the competition include aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, oral presentation, and a skill station. The CTRA team tied for first place in the aquatics division and ranked thirteenth overall in their second year as a competing team. Coached by CTRA science staff member Sebby Agostino, the CTRA team met weekly to review … Continue reading CT River Academy Team Competes at Annual State Envirothon

Tony Roy Named CTRA Teacher of the Year

Nominated for the award by his fellow teachers, Roy is known by students and teachers alike as a force to be reckoned with. He designed and taught curricula for classes like Civics, Food Systems, Social Justice, and Gender Studies, classes that have been wildly popular with students and often involve fieldwork along the Connecticut River. Roy also works to bring the community action and involvement outside of the classroom. Continue reading Tony Roy Named CTRA Teacher of the Year