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Hartford Public High School

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Basic Information
School Brochure: View brochure
School Nickname: HPHS
School Phone: (860) 695-1300
Grades Served: 9-12
Type: District Open Choice
Principal's Name: Flora Padro
Principal's Email:

Hartford Public High School offer themes of study:

  • Engineering and Green Technology

  • Allied Health Sciences (beginning Fall 2021)

Engineering and Green Technology

The NAF-certified Engineering and Green Technology pathway 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.

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

Special Points

  • College Preparatory Curriculum

  • Career College Pathways to earn College credit while in high school

  • Field trips to colleges

  • Advisory program focused on college success

Allied Health Sciences Pathway (coming Fall 2021)

The Allied Health Sciences theme at Hartford Public High School prepares our young adults to successfully pursue a degree in allied health sciences or related health care/science-based courses of study. The pathway will provide students with a rigorous, high-quality education through its academics, enrichment programs, health care-related internships, and community service. Healthcare themes are threaded throughout the entire curriculum.

Special Features and Highlights

Hartford Public High School has numerous partnerships with area healthcare providers for internships and focus groups: Hartford Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, Department of Public Health, Capital Workforce Partners, Catholic Charities, Education Connection, and CT Area Health Education Council. The University of Connecticut and Capital Community College are strong post-secondary partners, providing students with opportunities to visit the schools and participate in health care-related classes. We also offer CPR and first aid certification as part of our Anatomy and Physiology class.

  • Recognized by American Red Cross for our successful blood drives

  • Recognized by CT AHEC for student participation in their health care-related programs

Special Points

  • There are multiple science labs and technology that simulate a health care environment.

  • Students have multiple opportunities to learn from and interact with experienced nurses and other health care providers.

  • Students have the opportunity to earn college credit while still attending high school.

The Hartford Public High School Museum & Archive

HPHS is also the location of the Hartford Public High School Museum & Archive.  Learn more here.

Zone: 3
Before Care: yes
Before Care Information:

Before school programs will be shared with parents during orientation.

After School: yes
After School Programs:

After school programs will be shared with parents during orientation.

School Contact Phone: (860) 695-1497
55 Forest Street, Hartford, CT 06105
Hours: 7:30 am to 2:40 pm

School uniforms are required and will be discussed with parents at registration.

Languages Taught:

Spanish, 9-12

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