High School Choices for Preston Public School Students
The following is a list of high school options for PPMS student. Please contact Mr. Christopher Pickett, the 8th grade Advisor, for further information.
Norwich Free Academy
Norwich Free Academy, incorporated 1854, is the only remaining privately governed, independently endowed academy in the state of Connecticut. Blending the very best of private and public education, NFA offers students a truly unparalleled four year student experience. The Academy's opportunities and choices offer students more options than any other school in the region to engage their intellect, develop their passion, refine their interests and prepare for the world beyond the wrought iron perimeters of campus.
To shadow a NFA student, please see Dr. Davis-Tomczuk's Shadowing Request Letter and fill out the appended form.
Ledyard High School
Ledyard High School's mission is to engage all students in meaningful learning, providing them with the skills necessary to reach their potential through achievement of academic, civic, and social expectations, essential to personal fulfillment, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning.
Ledyard Agri-Science and Technology
Ledyard Agri-Science and Technology is an elective course offered in conjunction with required high school classes. The Agri-Science Department offers career training in a variety of areas such as Animal Science, Aquaculture, Natural Resources, Agricultural Mechanics/Technology, and Plant Science. Students in Southeastern Connecticut are eligible to apply for admission.
Norwich Technical High School offers 12 technology programs covering the following clusters for grades 9-12: Construction, Hospitality, Health Occupations, Transportation and Technology. Their academic program is competitive and comprehensive. Students must take core courses, but also have the opportunity to add electives to fulfill their credit requirements. In their junior year, students also have the ability to take advantage of our work-based learning program, where they can earn credit while working during the school day in their trade.
Ella Grasso Technical High School
Grasso Tech is committed to providing students with a rigorous, comprehensive academic experience and the opportunity to learn a trade. Their faculty and staff are dedicated to preparing students with the necessary skills for the 21st century. This unique and distinctive educational experience allows many of Grasso's graduates to go on and attend colleges, universities or a head start if they choose to pursue opportunities related to their trade.
Science and Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut
The Science and Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut (STMHS) is a regional comprehensive high school program which specializes in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programming. Integrated blended programs can also accommodate unique student interests and career paths within the STEM areas. The STMHS program is designed to prepare students for success in STEM area Post Secondary Institutions, leading students to earn a 2 - 4 degree.
Marine Science Magnet High School
The Marine Science Magnet High School is a safe, respectful, and nurturing environment. The MSMHS Family believes that effort creates ability and that all students can succeed. Their learning community is committed to innovative instruction that promotes effort and ensures academic rigor through a curriculum responsive to our diverse student body. Furthermore, the MSMHS community collaborates with all members to prepare students for post-secondary education by supporting the personal, academic, and career goals of every student. MSMHS inspires students to develop the mindset and character needed to be active stewards of the ocean and contributing citizens in a global community.