A New School Year Begins
Student orientation August 27, 28, 29. See details for new and returning students.
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- Salsa on the Farm Thu Sep 4
Plans for Growth
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In fall 2014, Common Ground launched construction on a new school building — including two new science labs, an art studio, and a half-court gym — that will allow us to expand our student body and offer more challenging courses.
Common Ground is a CT School of Distinction and a national Green Ribbon School. Our 4-year graduation rates are 5 points above the state average. Over the last 6 years, our students have made some of the state’s largest test score gains. 97% of our last graduating class was accepted to college.
Common Ground’s curriculum mixes high academic standards with active, authentic learning. Imagine studying …
- Math while you … explore species diversity in West Rock Park
- Spanish while you … collect recipes and stories from community elders
- English while you … perform Shakespeare alongside professional actors
High School News & Updates
66 Summer Jobs Build Greener, Healthier CityIn summer 2014, Common Ground High School students took on 66 different paid environmental and community leadership jobs – teaching, planting, stewarding, monitoring,…
Students Help Neighbors Improve 23 Greenspaces
Where Does the Harvest Go? Food Preservation Keeps it Local All Year LongWith the late summer harvest in full swing, Common Ground’s kitchen is transforming ripe vegetables into foods we can store and…
Application Closed for Part-Time Teaching AssistantThank you so much for your interest in this position. The application period is now closed. Please continue to check…
High School Student Orientation – Aug 27, 28, 29Common Ground is excited and ready to welcome new and returning students at the end of August. Here is the…
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools: Connecticut Charter School Graduate Works to Reduce Violence in Her CommunityAriana Rodriguez recently graduated from Common Ground High School in New Haven, CT. She says she is very proud of…
Senior Presentations – End of the Year Capstone ProjectsEvery Common Ground senior is charged with the same challenge: Develop a culminating group project that builds on what they’ve…
New Haven Register: Common Ground High School in New Haven honors slain student through tree plantings, educational wetlandsTree plantings have become a common way to remember lost loved ones but in the case of shooting victim Javier…
New Haven Independent: Javier’s Tree Grows in Heights“We always felt that if we put the tree here, passersby will pause, and cherish that this was our friend.”With…