Career and Technical Programs

Thetford Academy partners with River Bend Career and Technical Center and Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) to offer technical education.

TA juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for admission to all programs at River Bend Career and Technical Center or some programs at HACTC. Most courses are offered in a two-year sequence, with advanced work and specialization offered in the second year of study. Three credits are granted for successful completion of a one-year technical program.

All two-year programs offer one program-specific embedded credit toward graduation requirements in English, Science, Math, Art, or Social Studies. Upon successful completion of both years of a career program, students are eligible for six credits—five elective credits and one in the embedded academic area.

Upcoming Events

December 2023

Saturday December 9

All Day
Robotics @ Plymouth

Monday December 11

11:30 am – 11:55 am
School Assembly
Recurs weekly

Tuesday December 12

11:10 am – 11:30 am
Riverbend Visit @ TA (Sophomores)
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
JV Girls Basketball vs Williamstown
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Varsity Girls Basketball vs Williamstown

Wednesday December 13

8:30 am – 11:30 am
A Taste of TA - First Branch 8th Grade Visit Day
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
JV Boys Basketball vs Oxbow
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
8th Grade Audio Stories Listening Session
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Varsity Boys Basketball vs Oxbow

Thursday December 14

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Varsity Girls Basketball @ Northfield
6:45 pm – 8:30 pm
TA Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
Recurs monthly

Friday December 15Saturday December 16

TOP Outing: Middle School Overnight

Friday December 15

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Varsity Boys Basketball @ Northfield



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