Hartford High Schoolers Participate in A Mountain Classroom

SPOTLIGHT on EXCELLENCE September 2015

Hartford High Schoolers Participate in A Mountain Classroom

 
Hartford students and teachers had the opportunity to participate in A Mountain Classroom this past May 2015.  A collaboration between Hartford Public Schools, The Appalachian Mountain Club and the Trust for A Mountain Classroom, Inc. this experience is more than a chance to learn about nature—for many, it’s an opportunity to experience a world that is profoundly different from home.  Over the course of four days, 40 students from Bulkeley High School, Classical Magnet School, Hartford Public High School, Pathways to Technology and University High School of Science and Engineering had the opportunity to hike, perform experiments and team build in New Hampshire’s White Mountains region, including its summits and stars. 
 
 
“This is an opportunity for our students to have fun in a different environment and learn how to work together. Everyone comes home with a new understanding of the environment, a lifetime of memories, and about 40 new friends.”
 
 
Students from Hartford Public Schools have been participating in AMC’s A Moun­tain Classroom for the past nine years.  Planning for the 10th trip season is underway.  All lodging, transportation and meals are covered by the Trust for A Mountain Classroom, Inc. and the students truly appreciate the opportunity.  Candidates are Hartford residents in grade eleven, in good academic standing, upon recommendation from a faculty member within their school.  Students from any of the schools above who are interested in participating in this upcoming season should contact the representative within their school for additional information.
 
 
Caryn Baseler
Magnet Instructional Coach| National Honor Society Adviser
University High School of Science and Engineering
(860-695-9095;: www.uhsse.org

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