SLAM with Associate Architect, Amenta Emma, was selected to provide Hartford’s North End community with a transformed campus for the 40-year-old high school located on Granby Street. Weaver will be transformed into a theme-driven community school for grades 9-12 that offers students three career themes under one roof. High School, Inc. offers education for students interested in the Insurance and Finance industries, Journalism & Media Academy offers education for students interested in entering a Broadcast Production or Media focused field, and R.J. Kinsella Magnet School of the Performing Arts offers education in Theatrical Arts. The project also includes major renovations to Weaver’s Doc Hurley Fieldhouse.
This project is part of a much larger comprehensive, integrated plan to reconfigure the district. By 2022, Hartford Public Schools will have gone from 48 to 41 schools, from 43 to 31 facilities, and will release the operation of 12 facilities. This is all part of a strategic operating plan to provide nothing but the best of opportunities to all Hartford Public School students under the District Model for Excellence.
“The District Model for Excellence is a comprehensive plan that was created by the Hartford community – parents, students, teachers, faith-based leaders, businesses, higher education, community organizations and government stakeholders – to create equitable access to great, high-quality schools for every child.”
“Our shared goal is to provide Weaver with a learning environment that aligns them with the highest performing Connecticut schools, transforming the existing facility into a desired destination for faculty and students.”