Discover Common Ground High School!

Open Houses and class field trips for 7th and 8th graders

FREE field trips for 7th and 8th graders

Common Ground High School is a public charter school, growing a new, diverse generation of successful college students and powerful environmental leaders. Students who live anywhere in Connecticut are eligible to attend.

In a 90 minute "Discover Common Ground" field trip, students will learn about Common Ground High School as an option for those who are excited about social justice and environmental studies and want to learn more about their options for a hands-on, college-preparatory high school experience. This trip also includes a tour of our campus, including the urban farm, learning garden, wetland, animal yards, and forest.

Minimum group size: 12 students*
Season: any, but fall and spring are best for a campus tour
Cost: Free

Reserve a free field trip for your 7th or 8th grade students who might want to learn about Common Ground as a High School option!

Contact Brian Kelahan at

Open Houses and Shadowing Opportunities

7th and 8th graders who want to further explore Common Ground as a high school option are invited to join us for an Open House and come shadow a current student.

Open Houses are scheduled for weekends and evenings throughout the year. They are a great opportunity to meet teachers and students, and for prospective students and parents to see the campus and ask questions.

Students can shadow any Tuesday of the school year. 7th and 8th graders will be paired up with a current student, sit in on classes, and explore what it feels like to be a Common Ground student!

Visit our web site for a calendar of upcoming open houses, and contact the high school main office at 203.389.4333 x1202 or to schedule a shadow opportunity.