A year to stretch
“As Jade and Julia continue to develop into hopefully wonderful, hard working, honest, compassionate young women, Watkinson’s footprints are forever a part of their DNA. Thank you for that gift to my family.”
Jahrell Spence ’18, attending albertus magnus College
City Scholars, implemented in 2017 as part of our five-year strategic plan, is a one-year program providing a post-graduate experience at The Academy at Watkinson for deserving Hartford public high school graduates.
The Academy is a bridge year for college-bound students who are not yet college-ready. The program combines classes at Watkinson, helping students strengthen their high school transcript, with classes at the University of Hartford to help students develop the confidence that college requires — and begin to earn college credit.
Watkinson has graduated three successful City Scholars so far.