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 


Working Papers

Beginning October 31st, students will be able to obtain working papers directly from their high schools. 

PBIS Halloween Dance

PBIS Halloween Dance
October 28, 2016

Criteria to attend:
       - Passing all classes
       - No more than 1 absence from Oct 3-26    
       - No referrals from Oct 3-28



For prospective students interested in attending Waterbury Career Academy for the 2017-18 school year.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Class of 2017 Yearbook Information

Pre-Order your yearbook to ensure you get it in June. The number of yearbooks that are pre-ordered will determine how many are ordered so it is important to plan ahead and order NOW!
To pre-order your yearbook follow the instructions below. The yearbook can only be purchased through this online link.

Yearbook ID Code: 12801017

Yearbook: $40.00
Optional namestamping: $7.00

Senior Day!

On Monday, September 12th, the Class of 2017 Advisors surprised our seniors with an action packed day that included ping-pong, painting, a photo booth, lawn games, basketball, an obstacle course, food, music and lots of fun!!

Thank you Mrs. Lindley and Ms. Paradis for a great day!

For more pictures from Senior Day visit our photo gallery page.



Parents and students are encouraged to sign up to receive text messages for announcements, reminders and important deadlines. 

You can opt out at any time.

This is a free, safe and simple messaging tool that helps WCA share important updates and reminders with students and parents. All personal information is kept private. WCA staff will never see your phone number, nor will you see theirs.

For instructions on how to sign up click on one or more of the following links:

From the School Counseling Office

From the Class of 2020 advisors

From the Class of 2018 advisors

Information on Coxsackie Virus
  •          Coxsackie virus is a common virus which lives in the human digestive tract.
  •          It spreads from person to person on unwashed hands and surfaces contaminated by feces. This is called the fecal-oral route. The virus can live on unwashed surfaces for several days. For example an athletic team, could spread the virus, by sharing and handling water bottles and equipment. It only takes one person who has not washed their hands thoroughly after toileting to start transmission.
  •          The fall is prime time for coxsackie as children return to school and the virus spreads quickly. In most cases the virus goes away in a few days.
  •          It is sometimes called hand, foot and mouth disease because of the appearance of  red blisters on the hands, feet and throat.
  •          As with all infectious disease-HANDWASH is the best defense. Handwashing after toileting, before and after diaper changing, and before eating is paramount.
  •          Vigilant surface cleaning in school bathrooms, classrooms ,health rooms and diaper changing areas is key.
  •          Children may have a fever and should not return to school until 24 hours after the fever is gone.


Attached is a fact sheet from the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Parents Honored

Twenty nine parents were honored at this year's Parent and Community Leadership Conference, held at the Naugatuck Valley Community College on May 20, 2016. The full day conference event, which included a keynote speech byDr. Michele Femc-Bagwell Director- CommPACT Community Schools Collaborative and Faculty in the Educational Leadership Department, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut and workshops by Waterbury Public School staff, GEAR Up, the Waterbury Police Department and other community organizations. The full-day event was co-sponsored by the Waterbury Public Schools, NVCC, GEAR Up, CommPACT Community Schools Collaborative, Waterbury Hospital and Bridge to Success. Click here for more information and photographs. 

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