Common Ground High School 2019-12-30T17:56:44-05:00
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In each of the last 5 years, between 97% and 100% of our graduates were accepted to college. Our 4-year graduation rates significantly exceeded the state average in 4 of the 5 last school years. Recent Common Ground 9th and 10th graders have made greater gains in reading, writing, and math than 90 or more percent of their peers across the country, according to results of the NWEA MAP. Common Ground was the state’s first U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School and a recipient of many awards and grants in recognition of our work.

Our Curriculum

Common Ground’s curriculum combines rigorous high academic standards for all, responsive relationships with adults and peers who really care, relevant, real-world learning that’s rooted in the community and environment, and real roles and rights for students. Imagine studying …

  1. Math while you … decide what should be planted on Common Ground’s farm to maximize production, nutrition, taste, and cultural relevance.
  2. Science while you … turn what you are learning about climate change into beautiful paintings, spoken word, and graffiti art
  3. English while you … work with professional actors to write and perform plays about social justice issues that matter to you.
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Recent Blog Posts about the High School

Charter School Renewal Update

By Monica Maccera Fillpu On Thursday, October 10th, the CT State Department of Education (SDE) hosted a public hearing at Wilbur Cross High School for the purpose of hearing testimony relevant to Common Ground High

What makes a leader a leader?

An interview with Elaine Blanck, by Kimball Cartwright, Director of Development Elaine Blanck, CG Outdoor Leadership Teacher "Ever wonder why Fortune 100 corporations send their executives on survival trips into the woods?" Elaine