A new high school is opening in Waterbury.
Today, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Waterbury Career Academy High School.
The school has been in planning for almost a decade. It’s up to date with the latest technology and focuses on teaching science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM skills.
“So far, I’m very impressed,” said Travis Trotman, the father of a student who will attend the high school. “I graduated from a technical school myself, and I’m just looking around seeing the technology that’s in the school. I’m very excited for my daughter.”
Freshmen at the school will have the opportunity to explore careers by rotating through four different fields: computer systems, engineering technology, human services and health services.
They then will be able to choose the subject they’d like to study and focus on it for the next three years.
The first day of school for all Waterbury public students is Tuesday, August 27.