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Great Path Academy at MCC

Great Path Academy at MCC
College Prep
Grades 9 to 12
60 Bidwell Street, MS #20
Manchester, CT 06045
Great Path Academy at MCC

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Late Application Information

We have limited availability, but there’s still time to apply! Seats may become available at the following grade(s) for the 2021-22 school year.

Available Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Prospective Students

Welcome to Great Path Academy! You will now be a part of a school community that has earned several awards based on our continued strive for excellence including 2018 Magnet School of Excellence, 2017 US News Best High Schools, 2016 Magnet School of Distinction, and the 2014-2015 PBIS Banner School Award for PBIS implementation. Great Path Academy, which is embedded on the beautiful campus of Manchester Community College, thrives on creating a collaborative, academically rigorous, engaging environment for all students and their families. Our first priority will be to ensure that every student feels valued, safe, and connected to a caring adult. Students will also have the opportunity to earn college credits, participate in internships and service-learning opportunities to be college and career ready. There are student-centered art shows and musical performances throughout the school year, team building activities, college field trips and enrichment clubs to support a wide spectrum of students’ interests, and so much more. I encourage students to get involved with several school activities so their experiences in high school will be both enjoyable and rewarding. Not only do we value student voice, but we also appreciate the support and input from our families. I am extremely excited that you are joining the Great Path Academy family and I look forward to meeting each of you in person!

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Student Registration Information

Student registration is one of the last steps of the placement process. If you received a placement offer and accepted a seat at this school for the upcoming 2021-2022 School Year (beginning August 2021) please contact the school directly for registration instructions and next steps. On-line Registration

School Overview

Great Path Academy is an inter-district, magnet high school located on the campus of Manchester Community College. As a magnet school our primary goals are to promote an academically rigorous program and to reduce racial and economic isolation by recruiting a diverse learning community, which draws students from various towns. In addition to celebrating diversity, our magnet school’s curriculum is based on the school model known as “middle college high schools.”

Middle college high schools are part of a nationally growing trend to establish high schools on college campuses. The purpose of a middle college high school is to bridge the gap between secondary and post-secondary education by immersing high school students into the college community, as well as to provide access to college coursework.

Students at Great Path Academy are provided access to a full range of tuition free MCC courses, along with articulated high school courses to earn college credit. At Great Path Academy, students are provided with the opportunity to graduate with a high school diploma and Associate Degree from MCC.

Great Path Academy is committed to providing innovative learning that supports an environment where each student can become college ready through developing the values of self-discipline: to be respectful, to demonstrate effective work habits; to be responsible, and the life skills; to be safe, in order to achieve success.

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.


Fantastic Facts

  • 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools
  • Magnet School of Excellence 2018 
  • Students can earn up to 30 tuition-free college credits at Manchester Community College 
  • Personalized learning community, with real-world application and college readiness 
  • Enrichment clubs and extracurricular activities across a spectrum of interest 
  • Full immersion in the college campus allows for a unique educational and social experience
  • Great Path Academy offers a rigorous academic curriculum. Classes include articulated courses, honors-level courses, and college prep courses. 
  • Articulated courses aligned with the college course standards offer additional opportunities to earn college credit within high school classes.
  •  97.0% four-Year Graduate Rate

Sports, Clubs & Activities

Over 15 club options that occur during the day to include all students (i.e., Art Club, Dance/Step, Board Games, Film, Student Council)


Documents & Flyers

New! RSCO 2021-22 Family Guide

Check out the new RSCO Family Guide to School Choice in the Greater Harford Region for grades Pre-K to 12.

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