Open House
February 21, 2019

Open to the public. See you there!


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Academic and Hands-on Preparation for Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics



Grades 6 - 12

The school's state-of-the-art facility and ample resources support student learning in today's technological world, and students gain strong foundational content knowledge and skill sets that will enable them to succeed in the areas of scientific research, engineering, and computer science. Students apply their learning in real-world, cutting edge, professional environments through community partnership and internship programs.


Biotechnology Pathway

Heal the World, Fuel the World, Feed the World


Interested in Biotech?

The biotechnology pathway focuses on the application of engineering and technology within the fields of biology and medicine. Students will explore cellular and biomolecular processes and how these processes can be used in technologies that impact and improve our lives. Modern biotechnology provides breakthrough products and technologies to combat debilitating and rare diseases, reduce our environmental footprint, feed the hungry, use less and cleaner energy, and have safer, cleaner, and more efficient industrial manufacturing processes. This pathway will be developed in partnership with UConn’s College of Health, Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Some highlights from our Biotechnology Pathway...

  • Advanced courses in Cell Biology and Genetics including UConn Early College Experience Biotechnology courses
  • Staff training from Jackson Labs
  • State of the art biotechnology labs
  • Opportunities for Capstone research with major universities

Computer Science & Robotics Pathway

It's your World, Take Control


World ranked VEX Robotics team

The Robotics and Computer Science pathway provides students with a fundamental understanding of energy transfer, the mechanical systems that make up robots, machine automation, and computer control systems. Courses within this pathway are student lead, self-paced, and problem and project based with the intent of leading students to develop innovative robotic solutions to open-ended engineering design problems.

Some highlights from our Robotics & Computer Science pathway include...

  • Advanced courses in Computer Coding, Programming, Robotics, and Drones (UAS)

  • One-to-one student to computer ratio

  • Opportunities to compete in VEX Robotics competitions at regional, state, and national levels.

  • Dual Enrollment Program at CCSU allows students to take accredited college level courses at no cost.


Environmental Engineering Pathway

Be a Force of Nature, Change Your World


Our students aren't afraid to get their hands dirty!

The Environmental Engineering pathway focuses on the applied sciences to prepare students to plan, design, construct, and implement technologies and systems. These skills will prepare our students to improve and enhance the quality of the environment and protect public health and welfare. Students in this pathway will utilize skills developed in biology, chemistry and physics to study issues such as water quality, air and soil pollution control, and waste management.

Some highlights from our Environmental Engineering pathway include...

  • Advanced courses in engineering and science including UConn Early College Experience Environmental Science
  • Access to cutting edge technology
  • Field study experiences related to environmental science

After School Activities

Available for Middle & High School Students


ASI’s Robotics Team is the 2018 U.S. Robotics Nationals Champions!

 We are the first school to do this in CT within the last 10 years.

Vex-Robotics Competition

Academic Competitions

  • VEX Robotics – Middle School and High School
  • CT Science and Engineering Fair – Middle School and High School
  • CT Invention Convention – Middle School
  • Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Conference – High School
  • Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program – High School
  • Technology Student Association (TSA) State Competitions – Middle School & High School
  • SeaPerch – Middle School

Middle School Sports Programs

  • Cross Country
  • Boys and Girls Soccer
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Boys and Girls Basketball
  • Indoor Track
  • Girls Softball
  • Outdoor Track
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High School Sports Programs

  • Boys and Girls Soccer
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Boys and Girls Cross Country
  • Boys and Girls Basketball
  • Boys and Girls Indoor Track
  • Boys Baseball · Girls Softball
  • Boys and Girls Outdoor Track

After School Clubs

  • Books to Movies
  • Boot Camp
  • College and Career Help
  • Culture Club
  • Family Tree & Scrapbook
  • GSA
  • High School Game Club
  • High School Homework Club
  • High School VEX Robotics
  • High School Yearbook
  • HOSA
  • Jazz Band
  • Middle School Games
  • Middle School Homework Club
  • Middle School Show Choir
  • Middle School VEX Robotics
  • Middle School Yearbook
  • Music Recording Studio
  • Programming Club
  • Reporting Club
  • SAT Prep
  • Science Fair 2018
  • Show Choir
  • Step Team
  • Tri-M Music Honor Society
  • Women’s Empowerment Club
  • Zumba and Dance Fitness

Welcome to The Academy of Science & Innovation


State-of-the-Art, Theme-Specific Building

The design provides CREC with a building uniquely tailored to facilitate the program specific instruction within a flexible learning environment. We're centrally located in New Britain at 600 Slater Road. Call us at (860) 223-0726.

An Architectural Rendering of the Building

Unique Aspects of the Building:

  • Robotics Lab

  • Biotechnology Lab

  • State-of-the-art Equipment

  • Distance Learning Space

  • Lecture Hall

  • One-to-one Computer to Student Ratio

Academy of Science and Innovation Transportation Zone


The Academy of Science and Innovation is one of 16 magnet schools managed by the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) in Greater Hartford. CREC Schools provide students across the region with the chance to identify what fascinates them and pursue it through opportunities that they won't find anywhere else.

Students interested in attending CREC Schools apply through the Regional School Choice Office (RSCO). RSCO serves Hartford and suburban students who are interested in public school choice options in the Greater Hartford Region. Any student who resides in Connecticut can apply to our tuition-free schools by following a simple process.


The RSCO Application Process

Using a common RSCO application, applicants for CREC schools and other inter-district magnet, charter, and regional programs, can rank up to five school choice options for the annual lottery to be held each Spring. Students who are not offered a seat in the initial round of the lottery are placed on a waitlist. Families who are provided a waitlist number should accept their waitlist placement by the deadline to secure their waitlist position. Available seats are offered to students on the waitlist through the end of September each year. 

The lottery application for the 2018-2019 school year is open until February 28, 2019.

The lottery application is available by clicking HERE

If you have any questions about the application process or need assistance with your application, please contact the CREC Welcome Center by phone at 860-509-3700 or visit in person at 111 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT.

Innovation Open House Schedule

When? Thursday February 21, 2019
Where? @ The ASI Lecture Hall
Time? 6:00pm - 7:30pm
For who? Open to the Public


Tours are given by students by appointment only!
Please email
ewilson@crec.org for more info or to schedule a shadow day!