About Impact

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Who We Are

About ImpactThe CREC Impact Academy takes a whole person approach to education by creating a learning community where students take ownership over their learning and their lives. We offer a different and more personal learning approach than a traditional high school.

A Different Academic Approach

  • Small class sizes
  • Project-based/hands-on learning
  • 6 week learning modules
  • Real-life learning connections
  • Learning outside of the classroom
A Focus on the Individual
  • Proactive social worker services on staff
  • Learning to Live - Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) focused class each day
  • Embedded life skills
  • Community building
  • Positive youth development
  • Embedded habits of success
Learning Through Our Community Partners
Students learn by teaming up with our various community partners.
  • Compass Peacebuilders
  • Connecticut Center for Nonviolence
  • Hands On Hartford
  • Hartford Public Library
  • Jackson Labs
  • KNOX Hartford
  • Riverfront Recapture
  • The Amistad Center for Art & Culture
  • The Wilderness School
  • Wadsworth Atheneum
  • Wealth Generation Legacy
  • Wilson-Gray YMCA
Is My Child a Good Fit?

My Child Is:

  • 14-16 years old
  • Currently disconnected from school (attendance and academic concerns)
  • 1-2 years behind my grade level peer group
  • Interested in doing high school differently
  • Intent on being successful and finishing high school

How To Apply

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Impact Pledge:

We are Impact.
We are Individuals Making Possibilities Achievable by Connecting Together.

We commit to take risks, work together, be present, respect our community and our environment, and hold ourselves and each other to high expectations.


Impact Academy
15 Vernon Street (The Learning Corridor)
Hartford, CT 06106



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