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Connecticut River Academy at Goodwin University

Connecticut River Academy at Goodwin University
Early College, Advanced Manufacturing and Environmental Studies
Grades 6 to 12
One Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06118
Connecticut River Academy

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Late Application Information

We are accepting late applications for the following grades:

Available Grade(s): 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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School Overview

The Connecticut River Academy at Goodwin University (CTRA) prepares scholars in grades 6 to 12 with the academic proficiencies and 21st century competencies needed to be successful in post-secondary education and careers of the future. Named a National Magnet School of Excellence and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), CTRA is an early college model with opportunities to earn 35 tuition-free, transferable college credits while still in high school. Scholars in grades 9-12 participate in hands-on, 21st century learning in Advanced Manufacturing and Environmental Studies. Scholars in our middle grades program focus on the themes of Innovative Technology and Creative Design. Scholars in all grades access state-of-the-art facilities and technologies including collegiate-level science labs, a manufacturing annex, and laptop computers for each learner. All scholars may participate in internship opportunities with high-tech corporations, providing real-world experience in the advanced science and technology industries. Awareness, Diversity, and Action are the foundation of CTRA’s core values and beliefs, and shape how CTRA realizes their mission of breaking down racial, ethnic, social, economic, and academic barriers.

School Report Card – the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) has prepared this report, which includes information about student enrollment, student achievement, student and teacher diversity, and much more.

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Fantastic Facts

  • Named a National Magnet School of Excellence and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) 
  • Early College model with opportunities to earn 35 tuition-free, transferable college credits while still in high school 
  • Hands-on, 21st century learning in Advanced Manufacturing and Environmental Studies in grades 9-12 
  • Middle grade program focus on themes of Innovative Technology and Creative Design to prepare students for high school, college, and careers of the future 
  • Waterfront campus with state-of-the-art-facilities and technology including collegiate level science labs, robotics, manufacturing annex, research vessel, and laptop computers for every student 
  • Internship opportunities with high-tech corporations 
  • School-wide commitment to restorative practices, culturally relevant curriculum
  • 95.2% four-year graduate rate

Sports, Clubs & Activities

Student Council, National Honor Society, Black Student Union, Student Activists, Green Team/Envirothon, GSA, Rowing, Basketball, Volleyball, and Flag football

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