Connecticut River Academy to Hold First Commencement Ceremony
The Connecticut River Academy will celebrate a tremendous achievement as Goodwin College’s interdistrict magnet high school holds its first-ever Commencement Ceremony on Monday, June 17.
Speakers include Connecticut River Academy students and leaders from both the high school and Goodwin College, as well as LEARN, the education center that manages and oversees instruction. Calvin Terrell, an educator and nationally recognized speaker, will give a keynote address.
The first graduating class of 2013 consists of 28 students and is a very tight-knit group. The Academy draws students from dozens of towns in the Hartford region and beyond.
The Commencement Ceremony will be a milestone for both the Academy and the College. The Academy opened to sophomores and freshmen in 2010 in incubator space on the Goodwin campus. Three years later, enrollment has jumped at the school, and that first class of sophomore students is prepared to graduate.
Located on the Goodwin College River Campus, the Academy draws on the resource of the Connecticut River to enrich curriculum.
Nearly half of the senior class is dually enrolled at Goodwin, where Connecticut River Academy students are eligible to take up to two courses per session, free of charge. Credits are transferrable to the next level of higher education, and many of the students plan to enroll at Goodwin College.
The Academy students have thrived in the College environment, where many of them have qualified for status on the Goodwin President’s and Dean’s Lists.