The Academy of Engineering and Green Technology is designed for students who plan to continue their education beyond high school with a special focus on pre-engineering, engineering technologies, and green technologies.
All students are expected to complete a rigorous academic curriculum integrated with workplace-based learning opportunities, job shadowing, and internships. The Academy will reflect the high educational outcomes of the State of Connecticut.
The mission of Hartford High School Academy of Engineering and Green Technology is to graduate Hartford students with 21st Century skills who are prepared to succeed in post-secondary education and careers in engineering and green technologies.
All students build their core knowledge by taking classes required to earn a high school diploma in the state of Connecticut. The Academy places a special focus on math, science and English as building blocks to success.
Students also participate in courses to learn how science and math are used to design and construct the equipment, structures, and power/energy sources that impact our world. Students explore concepts of Earth-friendly technologies and the role they can take in preserving natural resources. Students will work with local companies and agencies in Hartford for on-site learning opportunities, which may include visiting to high-tech manufacturing and alternative energy companies, listening to guest speakers, job shadowing, and participating in internships.
The theme-based curriculum is drawn from two national programs: Project Lead the Way (PLTW) and the National Academy Foundation (NAF).
The school has a significant partnership with the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) and is a grant recipient of United Technologies.
Special Features and Highlights
•Active and influential advisory board, industry-based internship opportunities, Project Lead The Way engineering curriculum, small academy environment
• Extracurricular activities such as: First Robotics, Engineering Challenge for the 21st century, Go For Aerospace, ACE mentor program, Gateway Summer Institute
• First Robotics awards
• Science Fair awards
• College Preparatory Curriculum
• Career College Pathways to earn College credit while in high school
• Field trips to colleges
• Advisory program focused on college success
What People Are Saying
Students Say : “People my age are used to adults telling them what to do. My internship taught me that I can’t wait for someone to tell me what to do. I have to be responsible for myself; it has to come from me.”