Building the supply of student-centered education settings, which expand and personalize learning opportunities, requires a redesign of what happens in and out of school. Also needed are partnerships among schools systems, higher education institutions, community-based organizations, and employers to develop effective pathways for students to college and careers.
Norwalk Early College Academy
A true public-private partnership, Connecticut’s first Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) is a collaborative effort with the State of Connecticut, IBM, Norwalk Public Schools and Norwalk Community College. P-TECH students take core courses in English, science, mathematics, and the arts. In addition, students work toward an associate degree in applied science.
The Carver Center
Norwalk’s largest provider of free after-school programs, conducted in the Carver Community Center and in Norwalk’s four middle and two high schools, the Carver Center expands learning opportunities for thousands of children. A community hub since 1938, Carver also offers college scholarship funds, multiple summer learning programs, parent training, health and wellness programming, and college tours.