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We are excited to announce that the Trumbull Career & Technical Center will introduce the Early Innovators Academy opening in fall of 2022. The academy will offer project-based career exploration courses for ninth and tenth graders. Instruction will concentrate on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Early Innovators Academy will accept 50-ninth grade students for the 2022-2023 school year from all 20 partner school districts. Applications will open on December 1 at 3:00 pm and our priority deadline is December 2 at 2:59 pm. Acceptance will be determined based on a random lottery of applications received during this 24 hour time period. Those not drawn for acceptance and those that apply after this date and time will be in a waitlist pool and drawn as spots may become available. Students that attend the TCTC and its Early Innovators Academy remain a student of their current school district. Continued participation in home school extracurricular activities, sports, and events is encouraged. For more information, please review our frequently asked questions document here.

Application Update - We appreciate your interest in the Early Innovators Academy. We are currently filled with a waitlist. We will re-open applications if any spots become available. If you've already applied, you will receive notification of the status of your application after the first of the year.

“Innovation is at the forefront of career and technical education, and we are constantly looking for ways to ensure student success now and after graduation. The academy will allow us to expose students at a younger age to the instructional methods offered at a career-technical school. With the introduction of this academy, ninth and tenth-grade students will receive practical, hands-on learning experiences that align with the demands of the future economy. These learning opportunities will ultimately help students develop a greater understanding of where their professional interest areas lie.”

Jason Gray  


Watch our parent night meeting to learn more!