On October 28, 2021, Wepco Plastics, Inc. proudly presented Connecticut River Academy (CTRA) at Goodwin University with the Trailblazer STEAM Grant during their Manufacturing Day event in Middlefield, Connecticut. The grand award of $5,000 was sponsored by Progressive Components through … Continue reading Wepco Plastics, Inc. Awards Trailblazer STEAM Grant to Connecticut River Academy
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…”
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
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
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
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?
Montessori and Reggio Emilia schools are great educational options for parents who are considering alternatives to a traditional educational approach for their children. There are many similarities between Montessori and Reggio Emilia, as well as some unique differences. It’s important … Continue reading The Similarities Between Montessori and Reggio Emilia and their Unique Differences
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
Magnet schools – whether at the Pre-K, elementary, or high school level – can provide children with a solid and immersive educational experience. Magnet schools offer innovative classroom environments that encourage students to engage with their education and set them … Continue reading Tips for Researching the Top Magnet Schools in CT
In the modern world of elementary education, there are many options available to parents and their children. One of the schools growing in popularity and preference, is based on the Reggio Emilia approach. If you are interested in a Reggio … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Reggio Emilia: Is it Right for Your Child?
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
As parents, we want to set our children up for success by giving them the tools they need to succeed, and this starts as early as infancy. Parents provide their children with the support and resources needed as they learn … Continue reading 3 Types of Schools Like Montessori
“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?
Providing a solid education is one of the greatest gifts you can give to a child. An education builds a strong foundation in a child’s life and gives them the knowledge and skills needed to make a valuable impact in … Continue reading The Magnet Education Difference
When you look back on your high school education, what do you remember most? Was it the boring, mundane lectures? Or was it the days you got to get out of the classroom and explore the world around you first-hand? … Continue reading The Benefits of a Hands-On High School Education