Fairs And Open Houses For Parents, Potential Students Scheduled
December 27, 2006
Report By Courant Staff
The Hartford public schools plan to showcase their 19 magnet schools in January with a series of school fairs and open houses.
The programs are designed to familiarize parents and potential students with the schools before a Feb. 16 deadline to apply.
At four school fairs - one in Simsbury and three in Hartford - parents and students can meet representatives of various schools and learn about their specialized themes and curriculums. The 19 schools themselves will conduct separate open houses, during which parents and students can tour the buildings and meet school officials.
Magnet school officials encourage parents and potential students to learn as much as they can about the schools before they apply because some schools have special calendars with year-round and extended-day sessions. Some require uniforms, and each has a unique academic theme.
The fairs are as follows:
Jan. 3: Simsbury High School, 34 Farms Village Road, Simsbury, 7-9 p.m.
Breakthrough Magnet, 6-7 p.m. Grades pre-k-8; focus on character education.
Jan. 11: Annie Fisher Magnet School of Multiple Intelligences, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Grades pre-k-8.
Jan. 16: Capital Preparatory Magnet, 6-8 p.m. Grades 6-12; focus on college preparation.
Jan. 17: Dwight Magnet School of International Studies, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Grades pre-k-5.
Greater Hartford Classical Magnet, 5-7 p.m. Grades 6-12; focus on liberal arts, critical thinking.
Jan. 18: Pathways to Technology, 6-8 p.m. Grades 9-12.
Hartford Magnet Middle, 7-8:30 p.m. Grades 6-8; focus on arts and sciences.
Jan. 20: University High School of Science & Engineering, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Grades 9-12;
Jan. 22: Sport & Medical Sciences, 5-7 p.m.
Jan. 24: Annie Fisher, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Jan. 25: Noah Webster Microsociety Magnet, 1:30-3 p.m. Grades pre-k-8; school creates a miniature society.
Jan. 27: Hartford Magnet Middle, 9-11 a.m.
Jan. 31: University High, 6-8 p.m. Grades 9-12.
Feb. 10: Pathways to Technology, 10 a.m.- noon. Grades 9-12.
For more information about school addresses, themes, the length of each school's year and for brochures and applications, call 860-695-8839 or visit the magnet school website at www.hartfordschools.org and click on "magnet schools."
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