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CGHS will be open as normal 2/19-2/21.
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Remembering Javier Martinez
Common Ground remains committed to supporting Javi’s family and friends, keeping his memory alive, and doing all we can to end violence in our community. Read more about Javier.
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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 our 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
Students Find Voice in Environmental Justice ClassBy: Kate Bovarnick In Environmental Justice — a team-taught, double-perdiod, semester-long block course — students develop a deep understanding of…
Adventure Club Offers a Natural ExperienceBy: Kate Bovarnick Ask any Common Ground student about the Adventure Club, and their faces light up. “The adventure club…
Construction Update January 2014The first important phase of our big building project has been largely completed and construction activity is pausing briefly as…
Seeking Full-Time Special EducatorCommon Ground High School — the nation’s oldest environmental charter school, growing the next generation of successful college students and…
Senator Richard Blumenthal, Javier Martinez: A Reminder & Call To ActionYesterday, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal took the floor of the U.S. Senate with “a reminder and a call to action”…
New Haven, CT—Three days after Christmas the Elm City had its 20th homicide: Javier Martinezby Joan Malerba Foran, Common Ground English Teacher She stands at the lectern a long while before lifting her face:…
Student Reflection: Remembering Javier Martinezby Miranda Bailey-Russomano, Common Ground Senior On December 28th, someone stole the life of one of my classmates, my guidance…
Staff Reflections: Javier Martinez, on Common Groundby Tiffany Torres, Common Ground’s FoodCorps Service Member I am saddened by the untimely loss of an outstanding student and…