Great Path Academy @ Manchester Community College: A Magnet High School

Great Path Academy is a middle-college learning environment that supports students from diverse backgrounds in developing the values, self-discipline, work habits, academic and life skills needed to achieve success.

Check out Great Path Academy’s brief video overview here!

Please click here for the 2014-15 GPA School Calendar.

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News

Please click here to read the April edition of our school newsletter, “Paw-sitively Connected”.

Congratulations to Javante Danvers for being named a 2015 Fox Scholar recipient!  Please click here for more information. 

Please join the GPA community in congratulating Brendan Medovich, who has been selected for the MathCON Finals on April 25th at the University of Illinois in Chicago.  Out of 45,000 students, he was one of 700 who scored in the 99.6th percentile.  We are very proud of you, Brendan!

Please click here to read the March 2015 edition of GPA’s “Paw-sitively Connected” newsletter.

The students in Chef Sherma's business classes are excited to begin their marketing unit, above is a marketing concept map they created.

The students in Chef Sherman’s business classes are excited to begin their marketing unit; above is a marketing concept map they created.

We are very proud to announce that Great Path Academy at MCC has been named a School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America!  Please click here to read about the Merit Awards program for 2015. 

The Peoples family is featured in a Regional School Choice Office article in the Hartford Courant: please click here to read it.  GPA loves our families!

Making learning fun:  Ms. Ruoff's Spanish III class:  Each student picks a flashcard with a body part and creates a reason for a health concern, which they then discuss with each other in interviews, in Spanish, of course.

Making learning fun: Ms. Ruoff’s Spanish III class: Each student picks a flashcard with a body part and creates a reason for a health concern, which they then discuss with each other in interviews, in Spanish, of course.

New trip planned:  "GPA Goes to Washington" Please see Ms. Cabrera-Zayas to find out further details.

New trip planned: “GPA Goes to Washington” Please see Ms. Cabrera-Zayas to find out further details.

Please click here to read the February 2015 Edition of the GPA Counselor newsletter, “The Grapevine”.

Please click here to read the January/ February Edition of GPA’s school newsletter, “Paw-sitively Connected”. 

Rae Strickland, MFA,, Ed.D.Co-chair of the MCC  English Department speaks to Dr. Zotos' Honors American Literature class on college writing expectations.

Rae Strickland, MFA, Ed.D., Co-chair of the MCC English Department speaks to Dr. Zotos’ Honors American Literature class about college writing expectations.

GPA students taking college classes meet for a presentation from MCC's Florence Sheils.

GPA students taking Spring college classes meet for a presentation from MCC’s Florence Sheils.

GPA Staff during a PBIS professional development- winners of the first GPA Marshmallow Challenge!  From left to right, Mr. Simpson, Ms. Corcoran, Mr. Wolf and Ms. Dyckman.

GPA Staff during a PBIS professional development- winners of the first GPA Marshmallow Challenge! From left to right, Mr. Simpson, Ms. Corcoran, Mr. Wolf and Ms. Dyckman.

The next GPA Ally program training sessions have been funded thanks to a grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving called the “Kipman Share of the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund”.  Our school community is grateful for the support- thank you to our funders!

Mr. de Oliveira and his class before the hoiliday break.

Mr. de Oliveira and his class before the holiday break.

Annual GPA Staff/Student Basketball Game- stay tuned for the scores in the newsletter.

Annual GPA Staff/Student Basketball Game- stay tuned for the scores in the newsletter.

GPA Alumni come to visit from college during the staff/student faculty game.

GPA Alumni come to visit from college during the staff/student faculty game.

Ms. D., GPA's new Art Instructor, shows some holiday spirit.

Ms. D., GPA’s new Art Instructor, shows some holiday spirit.

GPA Students at "Great Path of America" interview prospective clients.

GPA Students at “Great Path of America” interview prospective clients in Personal Finance.

GPA Winter Senior Trip

GPA Winter Senior Trip

GPA Seniors at The Wadsworth.

GPA Seniors at The Wadsworth.

GPA Young Ladies at STEM C.

GPA Young Ladies at STEM C.

GPA Young Women Attend Women’s STEM-C Conference

Please click here to read the Winter 2014-15 Edition of the guidance newsletter, “The Grapevine”.

GPA’S 2014 Can Drive Challenge

Please click here to read “Paw-sitively Connected”, the December Edition of the GPA newsletter. ** Our apologies for the following typo in this printed edition- The Mega Education lawyer’s name is Jeffrey Dressler, not Drexler, as typed in the article.**

GPA Scholars in Boston.

GPA Scholars in Boston.

GPA Scholars on a trip to MIT.

GPA Scholars on a trip to MIT, experimenting during a stop-motion photography workshop.

Mega Education recognizes GPA student accomplishments.

Mega Education recognizes GPA student accomplishments.

GPA Drama students receive instruction through InterACT from the Hartford Stage.

GPA Drama students receive instruction through InterACT from the Hartford Stage.

Please click here to view the Antigone Cast List.

Please click here to view the Antigone Cast List.

Great Path Academy’s assessment score growth! We are very proud of our students’ accomplishments.

 

Events

** For planning purposes, the graduation date for seniors has been set for Tuesday, June 16th.  We are looking forward to a wonderful celebration!

APRIL/ MAY 2015:

Prom tickets are now on sale!  Please see Ms. Medrano in the GPA main office. (Details:  Prom is on May 8th, at Birch Meadow in Bloomfield, tickets are $75)

If you are interested in auditioning to sing the Star Spangled Banner at graduation, please see Mr. Wolf or Principal Niles-Outler.

April 15th- Westfield State field trip, see your guidance counselor for more information

April 15th- Parent/ Teacher Conferences (traditional), 5-7 pm

April 17th– Deadline to buy your prom tickets!  Please see Ms. Medrano in the main office.

April 17th- Biology field trip to the CT Science Center

April 17th- Spring Fling Dance- Luau theme, 6-10 pm, GPA Community Commons, PBIS criteria applies for entrance, tickets $3 or 2 for $5

April 21st- UConn GPA visit for accepted seniors, GPA Community Commons

April 23rd- Antigone, MCC Auditorium, 7-9:30 pm

April 24th- Antigone, MCC Auditorium, 7-9:30 pm

April 25th- Grit ‘n Wit obstacle course run, see Ms. Thurrott for details, www.gritnwitrun.com

April 25th- Antigone, MCC Auditorium, 2-4:30 pm

April 27th- 9-12 GPA Ally Meeting

April 28th- Parent Event- “2nd Cup of Coffee”, 5-6 pm, GPA Guidance Suite

April 28th- National Honors Society Award Night, 6-8 pm

April 29th- SAT Testing, GPA Community Commons, 8 am -2:20 pm

April 30th- All-School Meeting 8-9:30 am

May 6th- GPA’s Culture Night, details TBA

May 8th- Prom

May 20th-  Annual GPA Talent Show, tryouts TBA

May 22nd- Senior Field Trip to High Meadows, tickets are $55

Please reserve your  copy of the yearbook early!  They will be $50.