More than 100 teens have become the first class to enroll at the Marine Science Magnet High School in Groton.
The new school. with students from two dozen eastern Connecticut towns. prepares students for marine-related fields. According to the Day of New London , school director Nick Spera welcomed the students with congratulations for taking the chance to enroll in a school that they hadn't seen yet.
The school will focus on preparing students for jobs in marine technology, aquaculture and can give students a strong foundation in fields like medicine, veterinary medicine, computer science, marine biology and weather sciene. According to the schools website, students will spend entire days working and learning in the field. They will even be able to team up with Mystic Seaport, Project Oceanology, Mystic Aquarium and UConn Avery Point.
By September 2013 the school will house grades 9 through 12 and at full capacity the school will have 250 students.