Waterbury Career Academy


Honest students will hold one another to high academic, social and civic expectations   
Organized students will assume responsibility for actions and focus on using technology for learning    
Noble students will maintain professionalism; will demonstrate a strong work ethic and integrity
Optimistic students will be open and positive toward new and diverse perspectives
Respectful students will treat each other with fairness, compassion and respect, while valuing differences 


Teachers of the Year

Congratulations to all of our Teachers of the Year. All will be honored at the annual Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony, to be held Wednesday, May 31st, at 4:30 p.m. at Crosby High School. Family, friends, and colleagues are all invited to attend and help celebrate. See list by clicking on the "read more" tab.   


This event is for 11th grade students and their parents/guardians.

College Planning Night
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Juniors and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend this super-informative college planning night designed especially for juniors. Learn about the college admission process and what you need to be doing  RIGHT NOW to plan for the future.




We are currently accepting orders for uniform shirts for the 2017-18 school year.
Click here fore the order form.

The last day to order is August 4, 2017.


- No returns, exchanges or refunds.

- Samples are available to try on for sizing accuracy.
- Full payment must be included with this order form.
- Cash or check only. Make checks payable to Waterbury Career Academy. If paying with cash, please have the exact amount.
- To check the status of your order, log on to the WCA website.
- Deadline for orders is August 4, 2017. Shirts ordered after this date are not guaranteed for the first day of school.   
- To check the status of your order, log on to the WCA website and look for your order number under Uniform Order Status.
- For questions regarding ordering, please contact:      
           Jessica Therrien


Kennedy Students Compete

The Kennedy High School robotics team, the Nuts and Bolts of Fury, will be competing at the FIRST National Robotics Championship in St. Louis on April 26th to the 29th, after qualifying earlier this year at two regional competitions. The students have set up a GoFundMe page and will be conducting fundraisers at Amalfi’s on April 10 and Texas Road House on April 18, in addition to two car washes, a dunk tank at the school, and a paint night. Kennedy teacher George Flaherty works with the students. 

Twenty-six Kennedy High School students recently spent five days in New Orleans, helping construct a Habitat for Humanity home and seeing the sights. The members of the HOPE  (Helping People Everywhere) and YES (Young Educators Society) clubs were accompanied by Jahanna Hayes and Cassandra Fann Peirce. 

Mercedez Patrick earns a full scholarship!

Mercedez Patrick has been chosen as a recipient of the Day of Price Scholarship from the University of Connecticut.

Day of Pride Scholarships are awarded to outstanding Connecticut high school seniors who have proven academic ability as demonstrated through high school grades, test scores, class rank, and letters of recommendation. Recipients also show a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism, demonstrate leadership, and contribute to their community. Awards are based upon a very competitive selection process. This is a full scholarship for four years.

Congratulations Mercedez!


Congratulations to Argenis Herrera on being chosen as a Senate Page. Argenis will spend four months in Washington DC!

Entrance to the program is highly competitive and academic standing is an important criterion. 

A pages' primary duties are delivering correspondence and legislative material within the Capitol complex. Other duties include taking messages for senators, calling them to the phone, preparing the Senate chamber for sessions and carrying bills and amendments to the desk.

A rotation system is used so that every page has an opportunity to experience all areas of service.

While in Washington DC, Argenis will also attend the U.S. Senate Page School.




Crosby Students Do Well in State Competitions

The Crosby High School LifeSmarts team will be representing the state of Connecticut at the National LifeSmarts competition in Pittsburgh the week of April 20th to the 24th. The Crosby students have won the state championship before, with coach Donna Mancuso winning Coach of the Year honors last year.

The Crosby High School Mock Trial Team made it to the semi-finals and lost by one point to Trumbull who ended up being the state champion. The students displayed great professionalism and knowledge of their assigned case.  Coach Donna Mancuso learned that Trumbull High has Mock Trial as a 45 minute class every day whereas the Crosby students practice only one night a week and occasional Sundays at my attorney's office.   My Vice Principal actually had to take the team to the last two trials as I was in Washington on another program.  She was impressed by what she saw as well. 

CT Is Standing Up for Public Schools

The National School Board Association and its state associations, including the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, have banded together to share the successes of public schools. NSBA has gathered the support of such superstars as Magic Johnson, Montel Williams and Sal Khan. As part of its efforts, Connecticut has developed a video that stars Rick Matracchio, a Waterbury native.

Click here to learn more about Stand Up 4 Connecticut Public Schools on the CABE website.

Click here to view the video of Rick Mastraccio speaking about his own public school education.


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