Student Support Services

The Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS) is dedicated to providing a high quality comprehensive academic and advanced technologies curriculum for all students.  Students who have been identified in need of specialized instruction are provided services in the least restrictive environment. The District complies with all State and Federal guidelines when making decisions concerning each student’s educational programming.  Individual student needs are addressed at least annually at a Planning and Placement Team (PPT) meeting where all considerations are reviewed by a team. 

Special education and general education staff work together to provide students with a learning environment that meets the learner’s individual needs for specialized instruction, accommodations and modifications where appropriate to meet district outcome expectations.  District staff works closely with families and outside agencies as necessary and welcomes their interest in their student’s progress.

Once a student receives a First Step letter, 504 and special education records must be received by the technical high school within 10 days.  A 504 or IEP team will be convened for a child with special needs to determine what services are appropriate for the child in the CTHSS environment.  The CTHSS programming found at the following link CTHSS Programming Considerations and student learning needs will be considered.  In some instances, a team may determine that a Connecticut Technical High School is not an appropriate placement for a student. 


Transition Bill of Rights for Parents of Students Receiving Special Education Services

CTHSS Programming Considerations (English)  (Spanish)


Procedural Safeguards Notice Under IDEA Part B for Special Education
Procedural Safeguards in Special Education (2011)

Parental Notification of the Laws Relating to the use of Seclusion and Restraint in the Public Schools

Notificación para los Representantes Acerca de las Leyes Relacionadas con el Uso de la Reclusión y Restricción en las Escuelas Públicas

Building a Bridge - A handbook for students and family members to help with preparation for life after high school.

Construyamos un Puente - Un manual para estudiantes y familiares para preparar a los estudiantes a enfrentarse a la vida después de graduarse de 4to año.

A Parent’s Guide to Special Education in Connecticut - A document developed to provide information for parents, guardians and other family members about the laws, regulations and policies affecting special education programs and services.

Aguia de Educacion Especial en Connecticut para Padres - A document developed to provide information for parents, guardians and other family members about the laws, regulations and policies affecting special education programs and services.

The IEP Guide - A page by page explanation of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) document and the PPT process.

State Department of Education (SDE) Special Education Website - This link will direct you to the State Department of Education website which has multiple resources

Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment Policies for the CTHSS

Toolbox of Strategies for Learning

CT CORE Transition Skills May 2013


Any specific questions may be directed to the consultant assigned to each school.

Jill Dymczyk – 860-807-2216

E. C. Goodwin Technical High School – New Britain
H.C. Wilcox Technical High School – Meriden
H.H. Ellis Technical High School – Danielson
Norwich Technical High School – Norwich
Oliver Wolcott Technical High School – Torrington
Vinal Technical High School – Middletown


Cynthia Mischel – 860-807-2099

Henry Abbott Technical High School – Danbury
Ella Grasso Technical High School – Groton
Howell Cheney Technical High School – Manchester
W.F. Kaynor Technical High School – Waterbury
Windham Technical High School – Willimantic


Karen Zimmerman – 860-807-2238

A.I. Prince Technical High School – Hartford
Bristol Technical Education Center – Bristol
Bullard-Havens Technical High School – Bridgeport
Eli Whitney Technical High School – Hamden
Emmett O’Brien Technical High School – Ansonia
Platt Technical High School – Milford
J.M. Wright Technical High School – Stamford

ALEKS Summer Hours

ALEKS Summer Hours
ALEKS Summer Program Hours Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday July 5, 2017-August 17, 2017 8:00 am-12 noon Come in for math assistance and testing Be ready to start the year See you there!

Incoming Freshman

Incoming Freshman
Please click here for to find more information. It will be updated throughout the school year.  Learn more

Precision Manufacturing Students on CNN

Precision Manufacturing Students on CNN
Two recent Prince grads were highlighted on CNN for their contributions to the field. @CTTechHS #WomenInSTEM  Learn more

Summer Reading Book Announced

Summer Reading Book Announced
Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter  Learn more

Students of the Month announced!

Students of the Month announced!
Congratulations to the following students for being selected as this months Positively Prince! Students of the Month.  Learn more

Read the Falcon Times

Read the Falcon Times
The Falcon Times is the student newspaper. Click on the image to get access to earlier editions as well as contact the staff.  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