8th Grade Information


Our 8th Grade students are beginning to explore their choices for high school. The district school is Wilby, however, students may apply to any of the following schools: Early College High School (Crosby), SOAR Program (Kennedy), ATOMS Program (Wilby), WAMS (Waterbury Arts Magnet School), WCA (Waterbury Career Academy), Kaynor Tech, Holy Cross and the Science and Agriculture Program at Southington High School. Wow, so many choices! These schools/programs are by application only and they will accept students who meet their criteria for achievement, discipline, attendance and overall fit for the school. Most of the applications require an essay or questions regarding their desire to attend a particular school. WAMS is the only school that is chosen by lottery.


These schools will visit Carrington in October or November. The applications will be due by Thanksgiving break and they will be filed electronically. As the School Counselor, I will provide the documentation the school requires, such as transcripts and attendance, however, the student will be required to ask teachers for recommendations. I will be available to meet and support students in this process. Please remind your student of the importance of this 1st quarter. The schools will be accepting students on the basis of their 7th grade and 1st quarter of 8th grade. I will be sending more information as we move forward in this process. Please contact me with any questions. LYNN OGILVY   logilvy@waterbury.k12.ct.us



Holy Cross - December 1st

Waterbury Career Academy - December 9th

Southington Science & Agriculture Program – December 15th

Kaynor Tech - December 15th

Waterbury Arts Magnet School - December 16th

Kennedy SOAR Program - December 22nd

Early College High School (Crosby) – January 9th

Taft - January 15th



Carrington Elementary School
24 Kenmore Ave
Waterbury, CT 06708
Phone: 203.574.8184

Fax: 203.574.6728