Waterbury Career Academy (WCA) is an application-based public school housing grades 9-12 within the city of Waterbury. Only city residents can attend the school so all of our students reside within the city of Waterbury. The school opened its doors in 2013 with a focus on four career strands: IT, Health, Human Services, and Manufacturing. Our goal is to prepare students for colleges and careers within their strand. The school currently houses 792 students, and we hope to help our students make interdisciplinary connections both in school and within our city community through this project.