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ACSE Program Information - Classes of 2026 and later

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CLHS Program Information - Classes of 2025 and prior

At the CREC Civic Leadership High School, individual student commitment promotes community achievement. Aligned with public safety career expectations and workplace cultures, the school culture is structured to promote the development of interdependent student camaraderie, self-discipline, ethical leadership, and devotion to community. In their academics, field experiences, and community leadership, CREC Civic Leadership High School students constantly exhibit an esprit de corps that celebrates tenacity, accomplishment, courage, community wellness, and the triumph of justice.

In addition to core academics, the CREC Civic Leadership High School offers students in their first year at the CREC Civic Leadership High School access to exploratory theme classes in various public safety and service focus areas. Courses, such as “You and the Law;” “Crime & Justice;” “Intro to Fire & EMS” and “Leadership in Public Service” enable students to discover the diverse opportunities available to them in the public arena. At the end of ninth grade, each student, with the help of their counselor, advisor, and teachers, develops a public service pathway that exceeds Connecticut’s coursework requirements for earning a high school diploma and prepares them for college and career.

Within these student-developed learning pathways, students have access to high-level, theme-focused courses, including college-level courses at partner universities and Advanced Placement course opportunities. Available courses include Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification, criminal justice, forensic science, EMS systems, effective communication for public personnel, crime scene and accident reconstruction, and fire science.