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
Creative Scholar Spotlight: Damarilis “Dama” Rosado How this Latina activist, artist, designer, singer, and soon-to-be small business owner found success at Connecticut River Academy (CTRA) Expected graduation year: Class of 2021 Hometown: Hartford, CT Interests: Designing, drawing, music, painting, reading, singing, and … Continue reading Creative Scholar Spotlight: Damarilis “Dama” Rosado
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
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?
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
Popping the Bubble to Pursue her Dreams: How CTRA Scholar Taylor Marchand Took Control of Her Career Destiny Taylor Marchand was “the weird tomboy girl who wasn’t afraid of spiders or bugs” growing up, and she found it challenging to … Continue reading Taylor’s Story: Popping the Bubble to Pursue her Dreams
Striving for Excellence Connecticut River Academy at Goodwin University Named National Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America The Connecticut River Academy (CTRA) at Goodwin University has been named a National Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools … Continue reading Striving for Excellence
The start of your child’s education can feel like a monumental decision. For many families, preschool is the first educational experience the child will have away from the home. This is the start of the child’s educational career. So, should … Continue reading What is the Best Type of Preschool for Your Little One?
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
When it comes to a child’s education, most parents want to ensure their children are placed in the best environment for them, with the most opportunities to learn. Children learn at different levels, and in different ways. Not every environment … Continue reading A Look Inside the Reggio Emilia Classroom Environment
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?
Julia Snyder is from a Connecticut community that “strives to preserve its quiet, small-town charm.” Her favorite color is purple, she loves risotto, enjoys listening to Billie Eilish, and her favored movie is Beauty and the Beast. She attributes her … Continue reading CTRA Scholars: Julia Snyder Prepares for Her Future at CTRA
Magnet schools have been around for many years in the United States, and have evolved immensely since they first came to be. Magnet school programs first developed roots in the 1960s as a way to desegregate publics schools and push … Continue reading What Goes into a Magnet School Program?
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
The Magnet School path is a great educational path for children who would benefit from a more hands-on experience, without being confined by their zip code. While there are many different types of schools out there – such as public … Continue reading 4 Types of Magnet Schools to Consider for Your Child
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?