Programs

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS

Beyond demonstrating mastery of core academic skills and knowledge in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics, CTHSS has identified target indicators as measures of career readiness and preparation. The target indicators represent a progression of career-related experiences and performances in subject areas over the course of a student’s career in the CTHSS.

College and career readiness means that a high school graduate has the ELA and Mathematics knowledge and skills necessary to qualify for and succeed in:

  • Entry-level, credit-bearing courses without the need for remedial course work; and
  • Post-secondary job training and/or education necessary for his/her chosen career pathway.

Getting students life ready

Work Ready
Meets basic expectations regarding workplace behavior and demeanor.

Indicators of achievement: Number of students participating in a Work-based Learning (WBL) program.

Job Ready
Possesses specific knowledge necessary to begin an entry-level position.

Indicator of achievement: Number of students who have obtained industry recognized portable, stackable credentials.

Career Ready
Possesses knowledge and learning skills necessary to succeed in a certificate program.

Indicator of achievement: Number of graduates completing dual enrollment courses at community colleges or state universities.

College Ready
Is prepared to succeed in general education courses.

Indicator of achievement: Number of students who have enrolled in post-secondary education with no need for remediation in English or Mathematics.


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Abbott Electrical Dinner and Awards Program

Abbott Electrical Dinner and Awards Program
On May 11, 2017, a dinner and awards program will be held at Abbott Tech to recognize the Class of 2017 Electrical Seniors. Last year's event featured a guest speaker and program on "Indoor and Outdoor L.E.D. Lighting Products and Applications from RAB Lighting."  Learn more

Ellis Tech Wrestling Win!

Ellis Tech Wrestling Win!
Ellis Tech Wrestling Team wins state championship- first in school's history!  Learn more

Grasso Student Wins National Silver Gloves Boxing Championships

Grasso Student Wins National Silver Gloves Boxing Championships
Steven Torres, a 10th grader at Grasso, recently won first place in the National Silver Gloves Boxing Championships in Kansas. He now begins boxing his way toward the Junior Olympic Team. We are very proud of him. Not only is he a great boxer, he is a great kid!  Learn more

Prince Tech Team Awarded in Design Challenge State Competition

Prince Tech Team Awarded in Design Challenge State Competition
Prince Tech Engineering students took third place in their first showing in the Real World Design Challenge.  Learn more

Norwich Tech Grad First Female Gold Medalist in National Competition

Norwich Tech Grad First Female Gold Medalist in National Competition
Daria Stifel became the first female to win gold in the SkillsUSA Electrical Engineering competition!  Learn more

Community open houses hosted across the state

Community open houses hosted across the state
Links to photo galleries and news stories about our recent community open houses held across the state!  Learn more

Platt Tech Students to Inspect Space Station Parts

Platt Tech Students to Inspect Space Station Parts
Three seniors from Platt Tech have been enlisted by NASA to help create components to be used in the space station.  Learn more

CTHSS One Read

CTHSS One Read
The CTHSS Student Congress recently visited the Connecticut State Capitol building to kick off a district-wide One Read campaign for the book, "I Am Malala".  Learn more

Famous Author Visits CTHSS

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 Workforce

 Student Workforce
CTHSS students can help you with your next big project! A wide range of services are offered across a variety of trades programs.  Learn more