|(Hartford, CT) – Three of the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)’s Magnet Schools were chosen by Magnet Schools of America (MSA) to receive the prestigious Magnet School of Distinction award, and one CREC Magnet School was awarded the top honor as a Magnet School of Excellence for 2012. These national merit awards are issued annually based on the school’s commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, diversity, and the consistent delivery of an exceptional education to all students.
CREC Magnet Schools are located all over the greater Hartford region and enroll students from Pre-K age 3 and 4 through Grade 12. This year’s award recipients join a long list of previous winners from CREC Magnet Schools.
“Our schools are in pursuit of excellence,” commented CREC’s Deputy Executive Director and Superintendent of Schools, Denise Gallucci. “We are committed to providing the most enriching academic and social environments in which children can thrive. We appreciate MSA as a forum for national collaboration of magnet schools and thank them for the recognition.”
The Magnet Schools of Excellence honor was bestowed upon the Glastonbury-East Hartford Elementary Magnet School, which is located in East Hartford and serves 259 students in Pre-K through Grade 5. The Magnet Schools of Distinction winners are the Reggio Magnet School of the Arts, located in Avon, serving 279 students in Pre-K through Grade 5; the International Magnet School for Global Citizenship, located in East Hartford, serving 306 students in Pre-K through Grade 5; and The University of Hartford Magnet School, located in West Hartford, serving 434 students in Pre-K through Grade 5.
William Magnotta, President of Magnet Schools of America and Dr. Robert G. Brooks, Executive Director, will present the schools with their awards during the 30th annual National Conference of Magnet Schools, which will run May 18-20 in Dallas, Texas. Attendees will include more than 1,000 school administrators and teachers from magnet schools and districts across the nation.
CREC was established in 1966. Working with and for its member districts, CREC has developed a wide array of cost-effective and high-quality programs and services to meet the educational needs of children and adults in the region. CREC regularly serves 36 towns in Greater Hartford, offering more than 120 programs to over 155,000 students annually. CREC manages more than 30 facilities throughout the area, including 15 interdistrict magnet schools.
Award presentations will be made during the National Conference of Magnet Schools.
For more information about CREC’s award winning magnet schools, please visit www.crecschools.org.