What's New

Congratulations Quarter 2

Honor Roll Recipients

First Honors

Carissa Cayer

Joey Dorsey

Second Honors

Amy Cayer

Amy Gates

Jackie Potvin

Makayla Vaillancourt

World of Science

Mr. Pulley's science classes have been busy conducting experiments!

The General Science class participated in the "Minerals and their Identification" lab, testing the properties of various minerals.

Biology Lab: "Showing How Chemicals Digest Food"

  • involving the enzyme Pepsin along with Hydrochloric acid or HCI

Biology Lab: "Celery Lab"

  • Showing How Liquid Moves in Plants

Environmental Science Lab: "Cloud Formation"

The Environmental Science class has also started a composting program at Alta.

To view more photos, click here.

Book Club

Throughout the year, interested students have the opportunity to visit local elementary schools and read to kindergarteners. The Book Club is facilitated by Karen Smith, retired assistant superintendent of schools. On October 25th, the group traveled to Plantsville Elementary School.

Click here to view more photos.

Mrs. Florio's Art Class

Students in Mrs. Florio's 9th and 12th grade classes recently decorated pumpkins as part of an art project.

To view more photos, click here.

Southington Community Cultural Arts

Students also toured the SoCCA center in downtown Southington.

Congratulations to our February

Students of the Month:

Alexa Miani


Carissa Cayer

Social Studies

Gabby Casale


Mitch Garuti


Alexa Miani and Preston Garuti

Elks Lodge

Carissa Cayer, Sara Roccapriore, Nick Tancredi and Alex Velazquez

Perfect Attendance

Special thanks to the Southington Elks Lodge for providing gift cards and goody bags to two deserving Alta students each month. Recipients are invited to attend the lodge's Youth Awards Banquet in the spring.

Click here to view more student achievement photos.

Hot Coco 5K

After 10 weeks of training, seven Alta students and staff members successfully competed in the Hot COCO 5k in Cheshire on Saturday November 18th. The event was a fundraiser for Abilities Without Boundaries which is an organization that strives to help individuals with developmental disabilities lead more productive and fulfilling lives through vocational and social experiences. Prior to the event, students volunteered in a variety of capacities including set-up, runner registration, and the kid’s fun run. Despite the cold weather a fantastic and rewarding time was had by all!

Congratulations Carissa Cayer, Jon Gonzalez, Eli Jordan, and Connor Griffis!! Well Done!!

Sgt. Denmark and Sgt. Vogel from the U.S. Army recruiting office in Bristol visited Alta to speak about military opportunities.

STARS students recently visited Camp Sloper and participated in team building activities with students from other alternative programs throughout the state.

Joey Dorsey, Kara Oakes, Carissa Cayer and Jon Gonzalez