Early College: Capital, Hartford Schools Launch New Academy; Open House Is February 19th

An Open House for the CCC Academy is scheduled for Wednesday, February 19th from 4:30-6:30 pm at the college’s Walter Markiewicz Community Room, 2nd floor, 950 Main Street,  Hartford.

High school juniors and seniors from Greater Hartford will have an opportunity to take college courses in the fall of 2014 at a new inter-district magnet school at Capital Community College.door+rug

The Capital Community College Magnet Academy will give 11th and 12th graders the opportunity to earn their high school diploma and complete credits for an associate degree at the same time – free of charge.

The college-based Academy will align student schedules so that they can be totally immersed in college course work as they finish high school.

“I am thrilled that we have been able to add The Capital Community College Academy to our growing set of early college choice options,” said Hartford Superintendent Christina M. Kishimoto. “These schools bridge the gap between secondary and post secondary education by immersing high school students in the college community and providing access to college course work.”

Among the other Hartford schools on college campuses are University High School of Science and Engineering (University of Hartford), Great Path Academy (Manchester Community College) and the Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy. A fifth high school, the Pathways Academy of Technology and Design, is expected to open later this year on the campus of Goodwin College in East Hartford.

“We recognize and value the importance of engaging and connecting with students early on in their academic careers to ensure success and are pleased to partner with Hartford Public Schools in the establishment of this new magnet school,” said Capital Community College President Wilfredo Nieves.

Students of the academy will have access to all Capital Community College facilities, such as tutorial programs, technology, laboratories, and gymnasiums. The academy will also provide students with all of the academic, career, college and personal counseling services that they will need to enhance their learning experience, including one-on-one mentors. The CCC Academy is part of the Board of Regents for High Education’s strategy to increase enrollment and expand early college programs on campuses of the community colleges and state universities.

More significantly, the academy’s partnerships with Downtown Hartford business, cultural and historic institutions will give students access to internship positions in their fields of interest.

School officials say the classes for CCC Academy students will be small, but class time will be lengthened to allow for the in-depth exploration of topics and sustained learning that one would find on a college campus.

For more information on the Hartford Public Schools’ (HPS)  inter-district School Choice program and application information visit the HPS School Choice Program.  Contact Enid Rey, Director of School Choice, at enidrey@hartfordschools.org or by calling (860)695-8821

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