Now Accepting Applications for 2021-22 School Year

November 18, 2020

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The Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) is now accepting applications for students who will enter grade 9 in the 2021-2022 school year. Students with an interest in the trades are encouraged to apply.

CTECS is a statewide system of 17 diploma-granting, NEASC-accredited technical high schools, serving approximately 11,000 high school students. Students in grades 9-12 attend a full-day high school program that focuses on academics and an advanced Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum. School locations include Ansonia, Bridgeport, Danbury, Danielson, Groton, Hamden, Hartford, Manchester, Meriden, Middletown, Milford, New Britain, Norwich, Stamford, Torrington, Waterbury, and Windham.

Thirty (30) programs of study are offered in the areas of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, Audio/Visual Technology and Communication; Health Science; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security; Manufacturing; Marketing, Sales and Service; Science Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM); and Transportation, Distribution & Logistics. For a full list of CTE programs visit

Technical high school graduates are prepared with the skills and certifications for immediate employment, entry into apprenticeship programs or admission into a two- or four-year college. There are several opportunities to earn college credit while attending the technical schools through the College Career Pathways (CCP) program with local community colleges and Dual Enrollment Programs through local universities. Schools also offer athletics and extra-curricular programs.

Ninth-grade students participate in all of the technical programs offered through the Exploratory Program. This experience allows students to engage in the various career path opportunities before choosing one that will set the framework for their education in grades 10-12. Students take academic and career technology courses on a rotating schedule.

Unique to the technical high school experience are the production projects and hands-on career development experience students gain through partnerships with local companies through the Work-Based Learning program.

For more information or to apply online visit You can also contact the school counseling department at any CTECS location – The deadline to apply is January 4, 2021. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after January 4, 2021.

Apply Online for the 2021-22 School Year