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Seniors at Cultural Fashion Show
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Science National Honor Society 2020
Trevor Glymph
Waterbury Career Academy


Be a Part of the Conversation, WPS Engages with Community with New Online Platform to Plan for 2020-2021 School Year WPS Engages with Community with New Online Platform to Plan for 2020-2021 School Year

We are using a new online platform, called Thoughtexchange, to gather your input on the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year. 

You will be asked to answer one open-ended question with as many responses as you like and then move on to the next step which is 'Star.' In 'Star,' you will see your thoughts and the thoughts of others and assign stars to each thought (from 1-5) depending on how strongly you agree or disagree with the idea.

Thoughtexchange is completely confidential. You can rate as many thoughts as you would like before moving on to 'Discover,' where you can see all the thoughts sorted by the average star rating. Please come back often to rate new ideas through Tuesday, July 14. We will share the data in a timely manner.

We appreciate your involvement and continued support.

To join the exchange, click here.

June 29, 2020- Letter from Superintendent Ruffin Regarding CSDE's Comprehensive Plan for 2020-2021 School Year
WPS Weekly Update-June 29, 2020
Distribution of donated books will begin with the classes of 2021, 2022 and 2023 Starting June 30th!!!

Dear High School Students, Parents and Families:

Waterbury Public Schools is delighted to announce that the District has received 6,000 copies of three culturally-relevant books for our high school students. The generous donation stems from a collaboration between U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, Madison-based RJ Julia Booksellers, Read to Grow and hundreds of individual donors.

Donation letter

Donation letter in Spanish

Donation Letter in Albanian

Summer Meal Service

The meal service for the 2019-2020 academic year will end on Tuesday, June 30 and the summer meal program will begin on Monday, July 6. Please note meals will not be available July 1 through July 3 as the Food Service Department prepares for the summer program.

For a list of summer locations, click here.

Principal's Message

June 19, 2020

Dear Parents and Staff,

Thank you for all your hard work and commitment to the WCA family.

Since the start of Covid-19, you have been patient, understanding, and resilient in your efforts to provide our students with opportunities to adapt to distance learning.

We want to congratulate the entire WCA family on the hard work you have done to make sure this year was a success.

Congratulations to the Waterbury Career Academy High School Class of 2020 and welcome to the incoming Class of 2024.

Have a safe and relaxing summer.

Best Wishes, 

Dr. Padua

Mr. Harris

Mrs. Franceskino   

WCA Graduation!!!

Good Afternoon Waterbury Career Academy Families,

Waterbury Career Academy High School's virtual Graduation will air today at 6:00 pm. Families can find the link to the graduation here:


The link will go live at 5:50 p.m. Until then, the link will display the words, "Sorry we couldn't find that page." Again, please access the link after 5:50 p.m. Update this link will go live at 6 pm.

Congratulations Graduates!



Dr. Louis A. Padua


Waterbury Career Academy High School

LIU Post - Pre-College Opportunity for Incoming Seniors!!

To All Incoming Seniors: 

LIU Post is offering a virtual Summer Honors Institute for students who will start their senior year in September 2020. They are offering nine areas of study designed for specific student interests.

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Waterbury Career Academy High School
175 Birch Street
Waterbury, CT 06704
Phone: 203-574-6000

Fax: 203-578-3929