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Life after CELC

Often families wonder how CELC students transition into high school. What is the process? What types of schools do CELC students attend?

CELC students attend both public and private high schools, depending on the needs and interests of the particular student and family. We assist families in helping to determine schools that are the right fit. Our students typically are accepted into their first choice high schools.

CELC alumni keep in touch on a regular basis, often asking to visit on their days off while CELC is in session! This is a joyful reality and also allows us to monitor progress over time. CELC students take honors and advanced placement classes, are involved in extra-curricular activities, know the value of hard work, and have the mindset geared toward pursuing interests in a sincere and dedicated way.

High Schools where CELC students have attended in the past 10 years:

  • Branford High School
  • Common Ground High School
  • Cooperative Arts and Humanities Magnet High School
  • Daniel Hand High School
  • Educational Center for the Arts
  • Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts
  • Guilford High School
  • Hopkins School
  • Long Trail School
  • Notre Dame High School
  • Renaissance School
  • Sacred Heart Academy
  • The Sound School

Colleges recently attended by CELC graduates:

  • Bucknell University
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Simmons College
  • Green Mountain College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Penn State University
  • Prescott College

Current News from Recent Graduates

Reflection from an Alumna about Transitioning from CELC

My name is Hannah Snow; I graduated from the Connecticut Experiential Learning Center in 2010. I then went on to Branford High School where I graduated with high honors in 2014. I am now a full-time student at Quinnipiac University majoring in Criminal Justice. While I am not in class or studying, I am also a full-time manager at Wendy’s. None of this would have been possible without the fundamentals of my [...]

By |August 20th, 2019|Categories: Alumni News, Blog|Comments Off on Reflection from an Alumna about Transitioning from CELC

News and Reflections from CELC Alumna

Currently I am a junior at Simmons University, studying Business Management with minors in Sustainability and Finance. Since last spring I also have been an intern at Fidelity Investments, in the Environmental Sustainability Office. I have tried on a number of hats in my life so far, and CELC was a big starting point in that process. Going into high school I studied creative writing in a rigorous arts program and later served [...]

By |July 19th, 2019|Categories: Alumni News|Comments Off on News and Reflections from CELC Alumna

Congratulations, Nolan (ND Class of 2019), incoming class of 2023, Bucknell University!

Congratulations, Nolan (CELC Class of 2015)  for receiving Honors! Congratulations, Nolan (ND Class of 2019), incoming class of 2023, Bucknell University! NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL OF WEST HAVEN STUDENTS RECEIVE HONORS West Haven, CT – Notre Dame High School of West Haven President Mr. Robert Curis and Principal Patrick Clifford ’75 recently announced the honor roll for the second term of the 2015-2016 academic year.

By |May 19th, 2019|Categories: Alumni News, Blog|Comments Off on Congratulations, Nolan (ND Class of 2019), incoming class of 2023, Bucknell University!

Alumni News “Best School For My Son”

CELC made all the difference for this kid!!! He Is Loving Penn State! Thank you Melinda and Maria❤️ — with Cole Riegle.     CELC was the best school for my son for so many reasons. It was also an answer to a prayer. As they say, it takes one person to make a difference. Well, in this school you have two incredibly intelligent, competent and extremely passionate educators. Coleman attended CELC for [...]

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: Alumni News, Blog|Comments Off on Alumni News “Best School For My Son”


“Life at CELC is unlike any other school. There is a place for any personality or learner. Through our everyday experiences we build relationships, and we become like a family. We go out into the world together. We work together and grow together. It is the best feeling to feel like you always have a place. You can just be you and find your place at CELC. It doesn’t matter what we are doing — hard and dedicated math, out in the woods, or walking the streets in Washington, D.C. – we always have a place to learn and have fun.”

Hannah, 8th-grade student at CELC

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