Northwestern Regional High School
|Northwestern Regional High School|
|100 Battistoni Drive
Winsted, Connecticut 06098
|School type||Public, high school|
|School district||Regional School District No. 7|
|Color(s)||Red and Gray|
|Feeder schools||Northwestern Regional Middle School|
Northwestern Regional High School is a public regional high school located in Winsted, Connecticut, serving the towns of Barkhamsted, Colebrook, New Hartford and Norfolk. Northwestern Regional High School is located in the same building as Northwestern Regional Middle School, which serves grades 7-8.
Northwestern was founded in 1958 by an agreement between the towns of New Hartford, Colebrook, Norfolk, and Barkhamsted. Prior to the school's opening, students from these towns attended The Gilbert School. The school was built on land donated by Sterling Engineering, a local business. Over the years, it has expanded several times through additions to the building. Currently, public school students from the town of Hartland may attend a local high school of their choice, with Northwestern Regional included as an option. Students from Winchester and Winsted, Canton, and Torrington may attend Northwestern Regional if they are part of the school's agricultural education program.
Northwestern Regional High School students must earn 23 credits in order to graduate. Students must successfully complete 4 credits of English, 3 credits of mathematics, 3 credits of social studies (including 1 in U.S. History and 0.5 in civics), 2 credits of science (including 1 credit in biology), and 2 credits of arts or vocational education. The school has a large agricultural education program and also offers classes in business, industrial arts, and foreign languages. Courses have four levels, with Level 1 classes being the most advanced and Level 4 courses designed as remedial classes.
Northwestern Regional High School is accredited by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges.