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Hartford District and Curriculum

Hartford Public Schools follow Connecticut’s Common Core of Learning in all core subject areas from K-12. All students are expected to move from the foundations of literacy and competency of reading and writing in early years, as well as mathematical problem solving. Students are also required to develop in creative and abstract reasoning and thought.

We currently cover the following Hartford-area school district: Hartford Public Schools.

Schools in Hartford include:

Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker is located on 440 Broadview Terrace, Hartford, CT 06106, Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker covers grades PreK-8 and can be contacted at 860-695-3760. The school building features a planetarium, habitat room, greenhouse, aquatics lab, and educational technologies in each classroom. The magnet school theme for Mary Hooker is environmental sciences. Magnet schools offer a theme-based curriculum to students, and so environmental sciences are also integrated into other parts of the curriculum. Through integrating environmental sciences into the curriculum, students use scientific inquiry skills to solve problems, and then collect information and then analyze it to be able to draw conclusions. Students also go into the environment and learn about the local landscape, such as the flora, fauna, topography, and human impact on the environment. In addition to science, students also take classes in language arts, reading, mathematics, and social studies. Electives available to students at the school include art, physical education, music, and environmental sciences. The curriculum taught by teachers at the school integrates the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science and Engineering Standards, and the Connecticut State Frameworks. Teaching is based on project-based learning, and problem solving skills are emphasized and practiced. For more information on how SchoolTutoring Academy can help your child with Science Tutoring, please contact us.

Breakthrough Magnet School is located on 290 Brookfield St, Hartford, CT 06106, Breakthrough Magnet School covers grades PreK-8 and can be contacted at 860-695-5700. The magnet theme of Breakthrough Magnet School is character education. The school is the first and only school in Connecticut to offer mindfulness training. As part of the character education magnet theme, students participate in weekly whole school community meetings, which feature student-led presentations. At Breakthrough Magnet School, students focus on real-world learning. They practice higher order thinking, and explore the art, technology and social values. Students are encouraged to be responsible citizens, and leaders. In 2015, the school was named #1 Magnet School in the United States by Magnet Schools of America. In addition to a strong academic program, students also have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of extracurricular activities such as sports, running club, band, and chorus. The curriculum taught by teachers at the school integrates the Common Core State Standards. These standards outline the knowledge and skills students should have at the end of each grade level in various subject areas. In primary and middle school, students focus on building a strong foundation in the core subject areas, including English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. SchoolTutoring Academy offers tutoring in all these subjects. For more information, please contact us.

University High School of Science & Engineering is located on 351 Mark Twain Dr, Hartford, CT 06112, University High School of Science & Engineering covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 860-695-9020. University High School of Science & Engineering was originally established in 2004 and has a magnet theme of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The school was previously located on the Asylum Campus of the University of Hartford, but has since moved to Mark Twain Drive. Students at the school are challenged with a wide variety of high level courses. The school also has a partnership with the University of Hartford, allowing students to take college level courses while in high school. Some of the classes offered at the school include Conceptual Physics and Introduction to Engineering Design. Advanced Placement (AP) Courses are offered to students in Biology and Language and Composition. Students can also take University of Connecticut Early College Experience Courses in English, Calculus I, Statistics and Probability, Chemistry, and History. The school also offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities to its students, ranging from popcorn club to robotics, to track and field! In high school, students can now take classes in more specialized areas. For example, they can now take classes in biology, chemistry, physics and earth science. For more information on the science tutoring offered by SchoolTutoring Academy, please contact us.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Hartford District Curriculum

In Science, students must have a broad knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics and earth sciences, as well as advancements in technology. Social Studies bring together a great knowledge of history, governments and civics. It is also their goal for every student to become fluent in a language other than their native language by graduation in the 12th grade.

One of the biggest achievements within Hartford Public Schools is the freedom of choice given to all families. Due to their extensive grants, Hartford parents have the ability to choose the school that is right for their child and are supported by the district in achieving that goal so that all students have the chance to succeed. From public to charter schools, parents can send their children to the school that is the best fit for them and the district supports them in transportation and funding.

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Education, particularly in the language arts and social sciences, is all about critical thinking and creativity. Students should expand on larger ideas than significant vocabulary and events to connect concepts that are relevant to themselves and their time. My philosophy is that teachers must help provide the resources and confidence for students to succeed as dynamic, free-thinking individuals. This is beneficial not only to personality development and passion for learning, but also for academic prowess.
Education is the means by which we come to understand our own potential as human beings, and the way our lives interface with the complexities of the world. As a teacher, my role is to show young people that learning is not something to be absorbed passively: it is a powerful tool they can use to better themselves and all around them.
I believe that all students have the right and ability to learn. Life experiences and perspectives can yield an engaging academic environment. Having an education provides you with a solid foundation for future goals and endeavors. I want all my students to feel confident, secure, and validated in my classroom.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Hartford Educational News

  • Partnerships with Charter Schools - Hartford Public Schools recently received a large grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its collaboration with area charter schools. This will allow public and charter schools to share resources and best practices among teachers to better prepare their entire student body for their future success in college and/or the workforce. This partnership increases the number of students enrolled in high achieving schools and creates more effective teachers and curriculum.
  • Hartford Public Schools Honor Veterans - Hartford, Connecticut takes great pride in honoring the all veterans who have served in the military and take time out each year to recognize the members of their community who have served. Hartford Public Schools recently honored two community veterans.
  • Hartford Cares About School Climate - This year Hartford Public Schools sent out a survey to parents, students, and teachers to find out how they feel about their schools environment. Called the School Climate and Connectedness Report, the survey seeks to determine how the community members feel about their schools. Students who feel safe and experience a positive academic environment consistently score higher academically. This survey will give district staff the insight into how students and parents feel about the experience in school and provide a tool for future improvements.

Hartford Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed

SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.

About Hartford, Connecticut

The city of Hartford is the capital city of Connecticut. It was originally founded in 1635, and is among the oldest cities in the United States. Hartford is the home to many of the oldest establishment in the country, including the oldest public art museum, oldest publicly funded park, Bushnell Park, the oldest continuously published newspaper, and second-oldest secondary school. Harford was also where famous American author Mark Twain resided, and he wrote in 1868 “Of all the beautiful towns it has been my fortune to see this is the chief.”

One nickname for the city is “The Insurance Capital of the World”, as a reference to the many insurance companies in the city. Visitors and residents of the city have many options for arts, sports and leisure, and outdoor activities. There are more than 200 cultural, arts, and heritage organizations in the city. Sports fans will enjoy the golf courses in the surrounding countryside, as well as the sports arenas and stadiums in the city that are home to the city’s local sports teams such as the hockey team the Hartford Wolf Park, and the University of Connecticut Basketball team.

In 2017, the population of Hartford was 123,400, making it the third most populated city in the state of Connecticut. 24.8% of the population was under 18, 32.0% of the population was between 18-34, 23.6% was 35-54, 9.8% was 55-64 and 9.9% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $32,095 in 2017.

The Mark Twain House & Museum

The Mark Twain House and Museum preserves the home of American Author Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name of Mark Twain. While living at the house, Clemens wrote many of his best known works, including “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”. “The Prince and the Pauper”, and “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”. The house was originally built in 187, and is located in 351 Farmington Avenue. After being sold by the Clemens family in 1903, the house functioned as a school, apartment building, and public library branch. In 1929, it was put under the care of the Mark Twain Memorial Group, and later opened as a house museum in 1974. In 2012, National Geographic named the Mark Twain House and Museum as one of the “Ten Best Historic Homes in the World”. Visitors to the Mark Twain House and Museum can go on one of the guided tours, which are organized around themes. In addition to these tours, there are also a wide variety of events, lectures, and writers’ workshops available.

Connecticut Science Center

The Connecticut Science Center contains more than 165 hands-on exhibits, a 3D digital theater, and 4 educational labs. These exhibits focus on multiple subjects in science, including physics, forensics, geology, and astronomy. The Connecticut Science Center is a popular destination for students on field trips and tourists. The exhibits at the museum bring scientific concepts to life, encouraging visitors explore and be curious. Some of the permanent exhibits at the Connecticut Science Center include Science Alley, KidSpace, Butterfly Encounter, Engineering Lab and Exploring Space. In addition to the fun exhibits, the Connecticut Science Center also offers educational programs to help kids get involved with science.

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

The Wadsworth Atheneum is best known for its collections of European Baroque Art, French and American Impressionist Paintings, Ancient Egyptian and Classical Bronzes, and Hudson River School landscapes. The Wadsworth Atheneum also houses collections of early American Furniture and decorative arts. Having been founded in 1842 and opened to the public in 1844, it is the oldest continually operating public art museum in the United States. The museum is named after the Wadsworth Family, who contributed some of the first art pieces to the museum’s collection. Today, the museum’s total collection consists of about 50,000 objects. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art was the first museum in the United States to  acquire works by Salvador Dalí, Balthus, Frederic Church, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Piet Mondrian, and many other famous artists.

Interesting Facts

  • Twilight author Stephanie Meyer and actress Jenna Dewan were both born in Hartford.
  • On August 22, 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt took a spin through the streets of Hartford and became the first President of the United States to ride an automobile.
  • The first magazine for children was published in Hartford in 1789 under the title “The Children’s Magazine”.
  • The first ever municipal rose garden in the United States is located in Hartford! It was laid out in 1903 inside Elizabeth Park.
  • Former Hartford mayor Pedro Segarra, was the United States’ first legally married gay mayor.

Chalk Talk: Zero Tolerance for Bullying

The days of fighting in schoolyard may be behind us as more and more bullying takes place away from all together, in cyber-space. Social media has created an outlet for people to connect to one another but it has also become a place for bullying of other students. Cyber bullying like this often goes unnoticed by faculty and parents because there are no physical signs. The internet has created a forum where bullying can also occur. Schools across the country have recognized this development and are working with students and parents to create an awareness of the growing problem.

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