It’s been four years since J.M. Wright Technical High School closed its doors in 2009. And after undergoing a complete renovation, the building officially re-opened Wednesday, welcoming 145 freshmen just in time for the start of the school year.
Completed in May, costing a total of $90 million, the new state-of-the-art building covers 200,000 square feet on two floors. City officials, educators, and community leaders pointed to J.M. Wright as a model for the future of education in the state.
Preparing students for 21rst Century careers, J.M. Wright offers ten programs of study for in-demand fields, including the first facilities management program in the nation. Partnerships with schools such as UCONN Stamford and Norwalk Community College will also allow students to take upper level courses, getting a head start on higher education.
J.M. Wright will ultimately serve over 600 students throughout Fairfield County. For more information about the school, visit http://cttech.org/wright/