As the new school year rolls around, many students in Waterbury can look forward to brand-new facilities.
The Waterbury Career Academy High School and Carrington Elementary School are preparing to open their doors for the first time.
At the Career Academy, students will rotate through introductory sessions in computer systems, engineering technology, human services and health services. After their first year, students will choose a track and narrow their focus, according to Waterbury Public Schools.
The school features new technology and is designed to prepare students for the working world.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. at 175 Birch Street. The school will be dedicated Sept. 15 at 2 p.m.
Waterbury's other new school, the Carrington Elementary School will replace an older building scheduled for demolition.
This year, students in Pre-K through sixth grade will attend Carrington Elementary. Seventh- and eighth-graders will be phased in over the next two years.
The Carrington Elementary School ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. at 24 Kenmore Avenue. The dedication ceremony will be held Sept. 29 at 2 p.m.
Waterbury's first day of school is Aug. 27.