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Connecticut Magnets Earn Accolades from Magnet Schools of America

Saturday March 26, 2016

Magnet Schools of America merit awards recognize member magnet schools/programs that demonstrate a high commitment to academic standards, curriculum innovation, desegregation/diversity efforts, specialized teaching staffs, and parent and community involvement. Here are Connecticut’s Schools of Excellence and Schools of Distinction for 2016:

 

2016 Schools of Excellence

The Magnet School of Excellence is the top merit award category and is only awarded to a select group of magnet schools. Cash awards are provided to the top Magnet Schools of Excellence.

 

CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts High School
Capitol Region Education Council, CT
Grade(s): 9-12
Theme(s): Pre-Collegiate Arts Training: Academic Arts Infusion
Principal: Jeff Ostroff
URL: http://www.crec.org

Environmental Sciences Magnet School
Hartford Public Schools, CT
Grade(s): PreK-8
Theme(s): (e- STEAM) Environmental Science,
Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics
Principal: Desmond Caldwell
URL: http://www.environmentalsciencesmagnet.org

Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts
Hartford Public Schools, CT
Grade(s): PreK-12
Theme(s): Performing Arts Magnet School.
Principal: Ken O’Brien
URL: http://www.kinsellamagnet.org

L.W. Beecher Magnet School of Arts and Sciences
New Haven Public Schools, CT
Grade(s): PreK-8
Theme(s): Museum Studies
Principal: Kathy Beck
URL:
http://www.newhavenmagnetschools.com/index.php/beecher

Moriarty Environmental Sciences Magnet School
Norwich Public Schools, CT
Grade(s): K-5
Theme(s): STEM; Environmental Science
Principal: Rebecca Pellerin
URL:
http://www.norwichpublicschools.org/page.cfm?p=3010

Sport and Medical Sciences Academy
Hartford Public Schools, CT
Grade(s): 6-12
Theme(s): Sport Science; Medical Science
Principal: John Laverty
URL: http://www.sportandmedicalsciences.org

Two Rivers Magnet High School
Capitol Region Education Council, CT
Grade(s): 9-12
Theme(s): Environmental Science
Principal: Robert McCain
URL: http://www.crecschools.org/our-schools/two-riversmagnet-
high-school/

CREC Academy of Aerospace and Engineering
Capitol Region Education Council, CT
Grade(s): 6-12
Theme(s): Aerospace; Engineering; Bio Medical
Sciences; Higher Mathematics; STEM
Principal: Paul Brenton
URL: http://crecschools.org/our-schools/academy-ofaerospace-
engineering/

Discovery Academy
Capitol Region Education Council, CT
Grade(s): PreK-4
Theme(s): Science, Technology, Engineering, &
Math (STEM)
Principal: Dr. Lynn C. Toper
URL: http://www.crecschools.org/our-schools/discoveryacademy/

Engineering & Science University Magnet School
New Haven Public Schools, CT
Grade(s): 6-12
Theme(s): Engineering; Science; STEM
Principal: Medria Blue-Ellis
URL: http://esumsnh.net/

John C. Daniels School of International Communication
New Haven Public Schools, CT
Grade(s): PreK-8
Theme(s): International Communication
Principal: Marlene Baldizon
URL: http://www.johncdaniels.org

King/Robinson Inter-District Magnet School
New Haven Public Schools, CT
Grade(s): PreK-8
Theme(s): International Baccalaureate: Primary Years
Programme (PYP) & Middle Years Programme (MYP)
Principal: Nadine Gannon
URL: http://www.kingrobinsonibmagnetschool.com

Pathways Academy of Technology and Design
Hartford Public Schools, CT
Grade(s): 9-12
Theme(s): Technology Integration; Project Based
Learning; Work-Based Learning
Principal: David Goldblum
URL: http://www.pathwaystotechnology.com

Science & Technology Magnet High School
New London Public Schools, CT
Grade(s): 9-12
Theme(s): Science, Technology, Engineering, &
Math (STEM)
Principal: Laurelle Texidor
URL: http://www.nlstmhs.org

Waterbury Arts Magnet School
Waterbury Public Schools, CT
Grade(s): 6-12
Theme(s): Arts
Principal: Lauren F. Elias
URL: http://www.waterbury.k12.ct.us/wam

 

2016 Schools of Distinction

The Magnet School of Distinction is the second highest award of recognition. To receive a merit award member schools must submit an application that is scored by a panel of educators.

 

Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School
Hartford Public Schools, CT
Grade(s): K-8
Theme(s): Science, Technology, Engineering, &
Math (STEM)
Principal: Sheri Tanner
URL: http://anniefisherstem.hartfordschools.org

Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School
New Haven Public Schools, CT
Grade(s): PreK-8
Theme(s): Environmental Studies
Principal: Yolanda Jones-Generette
URL: http://www.barnardenvironmental.org

Breakthrough II Magnet School
Hartford Public Schools, CT
Grade(s): PreK3-8
Theme(s): Character Education
Principal: Katherine Leonard
URL: http://www.breakthroughnorth.org

Breakthrough Magnet School
Hartford Public Schools, CT
Grade(s): PreK3-8
Theme(s): Character Education
Principal: Julie Goldstein
URL: http://breakthroughmagnetschool.org/

Capital Preparatory Magnet School
Hartford Public Schools, CT
Grade(s): PreK3-12
Theme(s): Social Justice
Principal: Dr. Kitsia Hughey- Ferguson
URL: http://www.capitalprep.org

CREC Montessori Magnet School
Capitol Region Education Council, CT
Grade(s): PreK-6
Theme(s): Montessori
Principal: Dr. Antonio Napoleone
URL: http://www.crec.org/montessori

CREC Museum Academy
Capitol Region Education Council, CT
Grade(s): PreK-5
Theme(s): Museum Studies
Principal: Shandra L. Scott-Brown
URL: http://www.crecschools.org/our-schools/crecmuseum-academy

CREC Reggio Magnet School of the Arts
Capitol Region Education Council, CT
Grade(s): PreK3-5
Theme(s): Reggio Inspired
Principal: Josephine Di Pietro Smith
URL: http://www.crecschools.org/our-schools/reggiomagnet-school-of-the-arts/

Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy
Hartford Public Schools, CT
Grade(s): 6-12
Theme(s): Science; the Arts; Early College
Principal: Sally Biggs
URL: http://hmtca.hartfordschools.org

Mauro-Sheridan Science, Technology and Communications Interdistrict Magnet
New Haven Public Schools, CT
Grade(s): PreK-8
Theme(s): Science; Technology; Communications
Principal: Sandy Kaliszewski
URL: http://maurosheridan.weebly.com/

Noah Webster MicroSociety Magnet School
Hartford Public Schools, CT
Grade(s): PreK3-8
Theme(s): MicroSociety
Principal: Jay Mihalko
URL: http://www.noahwebstermicrosociety.org

Ross Woodward Classical Studies Interdistrict Magnet School
New Haven Public Schools, CT
Grade(s): PreK3-8
Theme(s): Classical Studies; Paideia
Principal: Cheryl Brown
URL: http://www.rosswoodward.org

Strong 21st Century Communications Magnet School
New Haven Public Schools, CT
Grade(s): K-4
Theme(s): 21st Century Communications with a
STEM sub-theme
Principal: Susan DeNicola
URL: http://www.strongmagnetschool.org

Two Rivers Magnet Middle School
Capitol Region Education Council, CT
Grade(s): 6-8
Theme(s): Environmental Science and Technology;
STEM connection
Principal: Jill Wnuk
URL: http://www.tworivers.crec.org

University High School of Science and Engineering
Hartford Public Schools, CT
Grade(s): 9-12
Theme(s): Early College Model; Science,
Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Principal: Matt Folan
URL: http://www.uhsse.org