Connecticut River Academy: An Early College Model to Education

We believe learning should not be confined to a classroom. We believe your child’s success later in life depends on the choices you make now.

Early College High School Model

In addition to a full range of high school courses, students grade 11-12 have the opportunity to earn up to 30 transferable college credits through our Early College model. Unlike at many other high schools, our students get a head start on their college career while still in high school, all at no tuition cost. At the Connecticut River Academy, students are prepared academically and socially for college — laying an important foundation for their future success. Our students enjoy a curriculum filled with opportunities for hands-on learning and discovery — inside and outside the classroom.

Theme-based Education

The Connecticut River Academy's sustainability theme includes two areas of study: environmental science and advanced manufacturing.

Environmental science provides students with opportunities to experience first-hand what environmental scientists and engineers actually do. Students learn about relevant environmental and social issues such as climate change and green energy in the school's state-of-the-art laboratories and on its very own research vessel.

Students can also explore how current advancements in technology will shape the future of our planet with advanced manufacturing. Working hands-on with cutting-edge equipment and high-tech machinery such as 3-D printers and robotics, students gain experience in technologies including advanced manufacturing, engineering, and logistics.

Special Features

  • Early College model with opportunities to earn 30 tuition-free, transferable college credits while still in high school
  • Sustainability theme with a focus on the Connecticut River watershed area
  • Hands-on learning including engineering and advanced technologies
  • State-of-the-art technology including collegiate level science labs and laptop computers for every student
  • Internship opportunities with high-tech corporations including advanced science and technology experiences
  • Extended day for advanced enrichment, academic, and social supports

We believe that everyone should have access to a great education. That’s why we make transportation to and from our magnet schools as convenient as possible. Learn about your transportation options now.

Join us for a Parent Information Session

Connecticut River Academy
9 Riverside Dr, East Hartford, CT 06118

Parent Information Session Dates Snow Dates
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Monday, November 19, 2018
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 7, 2019
6 - 7:30 p.m.

Registration required.

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RSCO Lottery

RSCO Lottery Application Period for 2019-2020 School Year
Opens Wednesday, November 1, 2018 and closes Wednesday, February 28, 2019.

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