Learn. Lead. Succeed.
We will be accepting applications beginning on November 1, 2019.

Private tours and shadow days - call (860) 253-0274 or book below!


Meet Jeff Larson, the most dedicated principal in the world…


Inspiring tomorrow’s leaders through academic excellence, service, and duty.


Why Civic Leadership High School?

Grades 9 - 12 | Focused preparation for college and careers in public service. 

At Civic Leadership High School, your child will build a résumé unmatched by that of his or her peers! Through our unique coursework, students earn public safety certifications not available at any other high school. Our semi-annual Public Service Days provide opportunities to put learning into action, and each student completes over fifty hours of community service. In the classroom, extensive opportunities to earn college credit enable our graduates to enter college as sophomores.


What makes CLHS unique?

  • Opportunities to earn college credit - Advanced Placement Courses, UCONN Early College Experience Courses and Asnuntuck Partnership Program

  • Certification Courses: EMT, CPR, First Aid, FEMA IS-100, FEMA IS-700, FEMA 15-200, FEMA IA-800, FEMA IS-42, FEMA IS-29

  • Career mentors and guest speakers

  • State-of-the-art facility with state-of-the-art technology

  • Leadership education with a focus on achievement

  • Semi-annual Public Service Days

  • Theme-based partnerships and internship programs with local public service agencies and organizations


Public Service, Environmental Science & Community Engagement

Educate & Empower


What is Public Service?

Public Services are services which are provided by the government to its citizens, and tend to be those considered essential to modern life. Public service jobs include work with government organizations, family service agencies, or nonprofit organizations. Students at Civic Leadership High School get deep insight into diverse fields like diplomacy, public safety, public health and environmental science and exposure to programs such as Peace Corps and Americorps.

If you’re interested in doing meaningful work that helps the people around you and protects the world we live in, a career in public service might be for you.


  • Over fifty hours of community service through ongoing participation in our semi-annual Public Service Days

  • Certifications available from FEMA, American Heart Association

  • Association & the CT Department of Public Health: EMT, CPR, First Aid, FEMA IS-100, FEMA IS-700, FEMA 15-200, FEMA IA-800, FEMA IS-42, FEMA IS-29

  • The study of natural disasters, their impact on society, and prevention and response measures.

  • Environmental Science courses including aquaponics and UCONN Early College Experience Human Rights and Global Problem Solving

  • Physical training on the latest fitness equipment.



Fire Science & Emergency Medicine

Prevent & Protect


It gets hot when you're moving fast...

Local communities need committed individuals to protect life and property by serving as members of fire departments, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies, and rescue squads. These agencies also need skilled and knowledgeable investigators to help determine the causes of emergency incidents. Our rigorous, college-ready core curriculum prepares students to attend the college of their choice, while area specific training prepares students to meet the unique requirements of these rewarding professions.

If you’re the kind of student who values selfless dedication to serving others, this may be the perfect pathway for you.

Watch this news story below featuring our new fire truck! 


  • State-of-the-art EMS lab, which includes a fully-stocked ambulance for EMS training courses

  • State-of-the-art fire science lab where students learn how fires start, what causes them to burn, and how they are suppressed using industry-standard equipment

  • Lifesaving skills taught on the latest equipment and the opportunity to earn emergency medical technician (EMT) certifications

  • Opportunities to earn college credit

Civic Leadership High School’s Fire Truck

Civic Leadership High School’s Fire Truck


Law, Government & Homeland Security


Justice for all


Calling all future leaders!

Municipal, county, state and federal governments as well as private businesses and non-profit organizations need creative, intelligent, “out-of-the-box” thinkers to help them develop plans and strategies to protect life, property, and the rights of individuals and groups. Students pursuing this pathway will develop a strong knowledge base in the workings of our government, as well as the many organizations, agencies, and factions with which our government interacts. As students matriculate to the upper grades, they can elect to take specialized courses. These opportunities prepare students for postsecondary education and careers in government fields like homeland security and emergency management or legal professions such as a lawyer or judge.

Some highlights from our Law & Government offerings include...

  • Real experience in our state-of-the-art mock courtroom

  • Opportunities to earn college credit

  • Advanced courses in psychology, sociology, political science, and government and politics.


Law Enforcement

Serve your Community


Keep your community safe and seek justice for all.

Municipal, county, state and federal governments need people to serve and protect their communities, patrol their streets, solve crimes, and bring perpetrators of those crimes to justice. Our communities also need skilled, intelligent, quick-thinking, and compassionate individuals to help rehabilitate those who have been incarcerated.

As students matriculate to the upper grades, they can elect to take specialized courses to prepare students for postsecondary education and a career in their chosen field within law enforcement. Students learn the intricacies of Constitutional Law and how the United States Constitution is a living document, which protects both the rights of American citizens and the integrity of the criminal justice process.


  • Forensic science course where students analyze fingerprints, learn about DNA evidence, analyze blood and fluid splatter, and trace bullet trajectory

  • State-of-the-art crime scene recreation lab where students reconstruct motor vehicle accidents to determine potential criminality

  • Classes in psychology and sociology

  • Opportunity to earn college credit


Activities & Clubs

What's happening outside of academics?


Healthy minds and bodies are key to the development of a well-balanced student.

Civic Leadership High School students receive coaching in the classroom, as well as on the track, field, and court.

Sports Programs

Girls Athletics

Varsity Girls Basketball
Girls Track & Cross Country

Varsity Football

Boys Athletics

Varsity Football
Varsity Boys Basketball
JV Boys Basketball
Boys Track & Cross Country


Other Student Activities

A variety of athletic and non-athletic activities are available to interested students to help to enhance their high school experience. 

Pep Band

Student Senate

Gaming Club


Take a look around...

Our Facility


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

Civic Leadership High School moved into a brand new, state-of-the-art building in Enfield in August 2014. With unique features and learning spaces, students are able to participate in unparalleled hands-on experiences. 

We're located in Enfield, CT at 1617 King Street. Call us at (860) 253-0274 | Fax (860) 253-0406.

Aerial View of PSA-CLHS

Unique Aspects of the Building:

  • Crime Scene Mock-up Room

  • Fire Sciences Lab & Fire Sprinkler Test Booth

  • Specialty Wet Lab

  • EMS Lab with a Fully-Stocked Ambulance

  • Emergency Operations Room

  • Mock Courtroom

Civic Leadership High School Transportation Options


Civic Leadership High School 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.

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 2020-2021 school year is open from November 1, 2019 until January 31, 2020.

The 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.

CLHS Info Sessions

When? Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Where? Civic Leadership High School, 1617 King Street, Enfield
Time? 5:00pm - 7:00pm
For who? Open to the Public

When? Wednesday, January 8, 2020 (Snow Date Wednesday, January 15, 2020)
Where? Civic Leadership High School, 1617 King Street, Enfield
Time? 5:00pm - 7:00pm
For who? Open to the Public

When? Wednesday, January 29, 2020 (Snow Date Thursday, January 30, 2020)
Where? Civic Leadership High School, 1617 King Street, Enfield
Time? 5:00pm - 7:00pm
For who? Open to the Public

For a tour of the school or to meet with members of our staff, please call (860) 253-0274 to schedule an appointment.