Waterbury Career Academy
Waterbury Career Academy
175 Birch Street
Waterbury, CT 06704
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Elizabeth Pantoni
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Waterbury Career Academy

About Waterbury Career Academy

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.

About Waterbury

Waterbury is a city of about 115,000, located in New Haven county. It has a legacy of industry -- earning it the title "The Brass City." It's located along the Naugatuck River.

Blog Posts

Teaching Our Cities & Schoolyards: Project-Based Learning In Action

  Robyn Stewart           May 30, 2022

What if urban public schools could mobilize their cities and schoolyards as classrooms – helping city students connect to their urban environments, master high academic standards, and grow into environmental stewards? Teaching our Cities and Schoolyards was a two-year project that aimed to do just that, with support from the EPA’s Environmental...

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Our goal is to create an interdisciplinary project menu that will allow our staff and students to engage with our Little Free Library Initiative. We want to provide our staff with the opportunity to “explore the possibilities” of content-area... read more