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Achievement First Hartford High Academy

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Basic Information
School Nickname: AF High School
School Phone: (860) 695-6680
Grades Served: 9-10
Type: District Partnership
Theme: College Prep
Principal's Name: Emily Banks
Principal's Email: emilybanks@achievementfirst.org

Opening its doors in the 2012-13 academic year, Achievement First Hartford High School is a new public charter high school in Hartford. Achievement First Hartford High School's mission is focused on ensuring that students receive the academic skills and character strength necessary to graduate from college.  In order to achieve this, we provide a disciplined and supportive academic environment with a host of supports.  Among these are SAT prep, intensive college counseling, tutoring, explicit character education, AP courses offerings, pre-college summer programs and a school culture in which hard work and strong character are emphasized.

Special Features and Highlights

• Rigorous college preparatory curriculum
• Extended periods for Math and English
• Strong service learning component
• Emphasis on leadership and excellence
• All students participate in high-quality summer programming
• Active parent involvement as required by the School Compact
• Recognized in the Hartford Courant, the Connecticut Post and Connecticut Magazine
• NewSchools Venture Fund grant recipient
• Yale School of Management case study
• Aspen Institute Education & Society program

Special Points

• Rigorous college preparatory curriculum with expectation that all scholars will attend college upon graduation
• Opportunities for service learning
• Active parent involvement as required by the School Compact

What People Are Saying

Students Say : “Achievement First really pushes you. They believe in perseverance, climbing the mountain to college, achieving your goals and pursuing what you believe.”
Parents Say : “This school is the best. My son was having a lot of problems in the last three years. Since he started Achievement First, my son is no longer having behavioral or academic problems. My son is now an all-star student.”
Teachers Say : “Everyone at Achievement First is driving toward the same end and held to the same high bar yet there is still room for individuality.”

Zone: 1
Before Care: no
After School: yes
After School Programs:

Extracurricular offerings

School Contact Phone: (860) 695-6680
305 Greenfield Street, Hartford, CT 06112
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

• School uniform is cardinal red, purple, and grey.
• Boys wear grey pants, a blue or white Oxford shirt with our school emblem and a choice of sweaters; girls can choose between a pleated, plaid skirt and grey pants.
• Our uniform says “collegiate.”

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