A National Academy Foundation-sponsored Hartford Public School, the Academy of Engineering & Green Technology provides real-world internships for students at member businesses, offers transformative project-based learning experiences, and incorporates ongoing access to businesses through its advisory board.
CBIA staff and member companies, along with community members, parents, students, and faculty at the high-school, college, and university levels, worked to plan and design this small learning community.
Career academies are "schools within schools," autonomous programs organized around career themes and housed within larger school buildings.
These small learning communities nurture supportive, enduring relationships among students, faculty, worksite supervisors, and business professionals.
They have their own culture, identity, programs, faculty, students, budget, administration, and school space.
Career academies combine academic and vocational instruction, and representatives from business, industry, and higher education provide programmatic and curriculum guidance.
With a track record of raising students' academic achievement in large public high schools, small learning communities play an important role in current school reform efforts in Connecticut and across the country.
As a NAF school, AOEGT is required to provide students with work-based learning experiences. In 2013, students designed and built a hybrid wind-solar generating system now providing power to a remote Nepalese village.
In 2015, academy students delivered two more power systems to schools in the Nepalese villages of Namdo and Karang.
From Hartford to the Himalayas
In 2013, Academy of Engineering and Green Technology students designed and built a hybrid wind-solar generating system now providing power to a remote Himalayan village.
For more information, email or call CBIA's Dayl Walker (860.244.1935).