FAQ's

Q. How do I apply to become a high school student at any of the technical high schools?
A. You must fill out an application and take the CTHSS literacy and numeracy assessment which can be found here.

  • Register online for our literacy and numeracy assessment (You may take the assessment at any Technical High School regardless of which school you wish to attend)
  • Download and print a copy of our admissions application
  • Fill out the first three pages of the application
  • Bring the application to your middle school counselor
  • Your counselor will complete the application and submit it to your first choice school
  • Your application is considered complete when both the application form has been submitted, and the literacy and numeracy assessments have been taken

Q. What does it cost to attend Grades 9-12 at a technical high schools?
A. If you are a resident of Connecticut, it's free.

Q. How do I know which career technical education program to choose?
A. Our ninth-grade Exploratory Program will help you decide. All grade 9 students participate in this program, which allows them to spend time working and studying in each of our trade offerings. After completing the Exploratory Program, freshmen choose the technical field they would like to pursue.

Q. Is there transportation from my town to the technical high schools?
A. Yes. All towns provide transportation to the technical high schools serving their region. Check with your local school system for specific times and pick-up points.

Q. Will I receive a high school diploma?
A. Yes. In addition to receiving instruction, experience and a certificate in your Career and Technical Education area, you will also earn a Connecticut high school diploma.

Q. Are there any extracurricular activities at the technical high schools?
A. Yes! Basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball and softball are just a few of the sports available to male and female students. Club activities include yearbook, newspaper, student council, dance committee, SkillsUSA and National Honor Society.

Q. Can I go to college if I attend a technical high schools?
A. Absolutely! In fact, many of our graduating seniors go on to further their education. Many have been accepted at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Also, our College Career Pathways program allows students to earn college credits while attending a technical high school.

Q. What can I do if I have more questions?
A. Whether you are interested in high school or day or evening adult programs, contact the guidance office in the technical high school near you.

Norwich Tech Grad First Female Gold Medalist in National Competition

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Community open houses hosted across the state

Community open houses hosted across the state
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Platt Tech Students to Inspect Space Station Parts
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CTHSS Teacher of the Year

CTHSS Teacher of the Year
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CTHSS One Read

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Famous Author Visits CTHSS
Carmen T. Bernier-Grand visited both Whitney and Windham Tech to share her fascinating story of how she became an award-winning author.  Learn more

Student Spotlight

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Girls & Manufacturing Summit

Girls & Manufacturing Summit
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Student Workforce

 Student Workforce
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