Alternate High School Planning

Alternate High School Programs

The following information will assist you in looking into other high schools other than Southington High School. Dates will be added throughout the school year.

PLEASE NOTIFY the School Counseling Department as soon as you decide where you will be attending High School!!!!

Connecticut Technical High School System

Connecticut Technical High School System

Students learn that there are 13 pathways at Wilcox and 11 at E.C. Goodwin

  • Automotive Technology
  • Automotive Collision Repair ~ Wilcox only
  • Carpentry
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Graphic Communications ~ Wilcox only
  • Hairdressing and Cosmetology
  • Health Technology ~ Wilcox only
  • HVAC
  • Information System Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • Drafting ~ E.C. Goodwin only

Applications will be available in the School Counseling Office. Wilcox Tech applications are due Dec 13 to the counseling office. All students applying MUST take the assessment provided by the Technical High School. Please see the school link above for more information. If you plan to apply Goodwin, the application needs to be completed online at JFK School Counseling Office will submit necessary records to Wilcox and E.C. Goodwin. For any questions, contact Mrs. Cozzolino.

CREC Secondary Schools

For information about CREC Secondary Schools, go to

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts

Applications are available at the above internet address and selection is by lottery.

The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, established in 1985 by the Capitol Region Education Council, is an inter-district magnet high school focused on the arts that serve up to 400 students each year in grades 9-12 from the 35 school districts in the CREC region and beyond. The program is designed to prepare gifted and talented students to pursue post-secondary studies and professional careers in creative writing, dance, instrumental music, vocal music, theater, musical theater, technical theater, visual arts, or inter-arts study. This school is managed by CREC.

Should you have any questions about the application process or need assistance with your application, please contact RSCO by phone at 860-509-3700.

Private Schools

If you are choosing to apply to a private school please provide Mrs. Dickson, the 8th grade School Counselor, your application, including recommendations ASAP. This will ensure that school records can be forwarded in a timely manner. Below are some schools that our students have applied to and/or attended in the past.

Chase Collegiate School

Cheshire Academy

Choate Rosemary Hall

Holy Cross High School
Call the Office of Admissions for more information (203) 757-9248 or email the Director of Admission, Mrs. Terri Parks

Mercy High School (all girls)
Registration is online and/or will be distributed at Open House and Entrance Exam. Applications due by
Call the Main Office for more information (860) 346-6659

Northwest Catholic

Miss Porters School (all girls)

Kingswood Oxford
Inquire today to receive an informational packet, and call the Office of Admission at 860-727-5000 to schedule an interview appointment and campus tour.

Sacred Heart Academy (all girls)
Apply online, Admission questions call 203-288-2309

Xavier High School (all boys)
Call Nick Grasso, Director of Admissions, at (860) 346-7735 ext.743 for more information.

St. Paul Catholic High School
Call (860) 584-0911 ext.34 or for more information

The School Counselors at JFK would like to wish you the best
of luck with your high school planning!