Making ‘Fidget Spinners’ at STCC

Today, our students learned how to make "fidget spinners" atSpringfield Technical Community College. The lesson exposed students to what it's like to work in a modern advanced manufacturing machine shop. Thank you to Steve Sinkwich, an instructor in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program at STCC who explained the fabrication process to the students. The Workforce Development Center at STCC is working with area schools to expose potential students to various career paths. High Road School students learned about CPR (healthcare) and digital printing earlier in the week. Visit our website to learn more about High [...]

2019-01-18T10:21:07+00:00January 18th, 2019|

Graphic Arts Technology at STCC

Our student returned to STCC to learn the ins and outs of digital printing. They selected their own images, learned Photoshop basics and printed their own T-shirts under the guidance of Matt Kriftcher and Dawn Cestroni from the Graphic Arts Technology department. Tomorrow, the students will work in the mechanical engineering technology lab at STCC to design and build fidget spinners. Yesterday, the learned CPR. The Workforce Development Center at STCC is working with area schools to expose potential students to various career paths. Visit our website to learn more about High Road School [...]

2019-01-18T10:20:59+00:00January 18th, 2019|

STCC gives High Road School of Hartford students glimpse of future careers

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Springfield Technical Community College provided career training to students from High Road School of Hartford. STCC's Workforce Development Center made it possible for students from the High Road School to get a sample of EMT training on Tuesday. Students also attended a modern advanced manufacturing machine shop to learn all about fidget spinners. “We do promote them to try for community college because I'm the first student to go to school in my family. It's kind of scary when you don't have a role model to show you the ropes. I want to be that for my students.” [...]

2019-01-18T10:09:53+00:00January 18th, 2019|

Bikes for Kids

Bikes for Kids is a non-profit organization that has distributed 21,989 quality, safe bikes and or new helmets to children in need. High Road High of Hartford's Transition program was invited to visit their facility which they call their “Wheelhouse” in Essex, CT in early December.  Our Transition Coordinator Mr. Gutierrez runs a program here at the Hartford HR that takes donated bikes, repairs them with the students and donates them to our students.  Two of our students from Mrs. Mama's class were able to see how the bikes were chosen for repair, cataloged, stored, fixed and distributed.  In the [...]

2019-01-04T16:23:43+00:00December 22nd, 2018|

Imagine Yourself

In the beginning of October, the transition team initiated an “Imagine Yourself” in this career initiative. Since then, we have had eight presenters meet with our students to talk to them about the challenges of pursuing their careers along with the positive outcomes that their careers have brought their lives. The first career that our students signed up to learn about was becoming a mechanic and a business owner.  Next, a chef came in and spoke about her hours and provided our students with an opportunity to make yogurt parfaits using plain yogurt, assorted berries and granola. At the [...]

2019-01-04T16:24:19+00:00December 21st, 2018|

2nd Annual Mistletoe Market

This year we will be hosting our Second Annual Mistletoe Market at High Road School of Hartford: High School. The Mistletoe Market is an event held in the weeks leading up to our holiday break. Staff are asked to donate new or delicately used household items, clothing, toys, small appliances, and other appropriate gift items. Items collected have ranged from coffee makers, to wall décor, to jewelry, and everything in between! Students are able to earn tickets throughout the month of December for any positive acts both academically and socially. These tickets are then used to purchase items in [...]

2018-12-12T16:28:38+00:00December 12th, 2018|

Partnering with Springfield Technical Community College

High Road School of Hartford: High School is excited to announce a new partnership with Springfield Technical Community College. On January 15, 16, and 17th three groups of up to 6 students will participate in a 3 day module exposing them to 3 separate career fields (one career for each day). We are very excited about this partnership and look forward to offering these opportunities to our students throughout the school year!  Catapult students will be exposed to the health care field. Students will have a series of interactive exercises with our “simulated” live patients and experience a [...]

2018-12-12T10:05:16+00:00December 6th, 2018|

Mobile Dental Program Piloted at High Road School of Hartford

An op-ed co-authored by Catapult Learning Regional Vice President Brooke Violante Kelly and Marwa Abdinoor, a senior at a Hartford-area high school, was recently published on CT Viewpoints. The sister site to The Connecticut Mirror, CT Viewpoints provides thoughtful commentary and robust discussion of public policy issues vital to the future of the state. In the op-ed piece, Kelly and Abdinoor wrote about the success of a recent community collaboration that brought an innovative mobile dental program to High Road School of Hartford. The op-ed, "The value of a young mind - a Hartford case in point," discusses the evolution of the [...]

2018-08-18T04:59:28+00:00April 23rd, 2018|