English/Language Arts

The English Language Arts Program

The ELA Curriculum provides students with a rigorous academic experience throughout their four years of high school. The curriculum units are carefully designed to ensure skill practice in reading, writing, researching and listening and speaking and to provide rigorous learning experiences aligned to the CT Core Standards. Each unit of study builds on the previous one to ensure that students have acquired the prerequisite skills to move onto the next level of learning. Likewise, each grade level curriculum is designed in light of the previous year’s curriculum to ensure student readiness for the next grade level. The CTHSS English Language Arts Curriculum also supports the development of skills recommended by the 21st Century Learning Standards and Career Technical Education (CTE) Career Ready Practices. 

For a complete description of the English curriculum, please review the district curriculum information here.

Summer Reading 2017

Reading for 

  1. Seniors
  2. Juniors
  3. Sophomores
  4. Freshman

Graduation - Class of 2017

Graduation - Class of 2017
The Class of 2017 held its graduation June 18, 2017 at CCSU's Welte Hall.  Learn more

National Honor Society Induction

National Honor Society Induction
NHS holds the induction ceremony for the 2017 inductees.  Learn more

Vinal Tech Scholar Athletes

Vinal Tech Scholar Athletes
Cullen Rezendes & Breana Harmon were the Vinal Tech scholar athletes for the 2016-2017 school year. Cullen is a member of the Lacrosse team and Breana played Volleyball.

Uniforms

Uniforms
If you're looking for a new uniform or to replace a shirt or pair of pants. New options available.  Learn more

Precision Machining Dept. was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation

 Precision Machining Dept. was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation
Recently the Precision Machining Dept. was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation. The money will be awarded as scholarships to deserving students in the Precision Machining Program who are furthering their education or entering the workforce upon graduation.  Learn more

Admission to Vinal Tech - Future Class of 2021

Admission to Vinal Tech - Future Class of 2021
Click to get the instructions to apply to Vinal Tech.  Learn more

Vinal Tech is on Twitter

Vinal Tech is on Twitter
Follow us: https://twitter.com/VinalTechHS  Learn more

SkillsUSA Competition

 SkillsUSA Competition
Congratulations to our students on a job well done at the national competition on June 20 - 24 in Louisville, KY! Evan took home 1st place in Technical Computers.  Learn more

Student Workforce

Student Workforce
CTHSS students can help you with your next big project! A wide range of services are offered across a variety of trades programs.  Learn more