From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post:
Steven Ramos, 13, wants to be an FBI agent.
The district’s planned Bridgeport Military Academy is the answer to this eighth-grader’s dreams.
Along with the three multi-magnet science high schools that have been in the works for nearly a decade, the concept for the academy, which is also being called a First Responders High School, was introduced by interim Schools Superintendent Paul Vallas.
Vallas created similar schools in Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans.
The new Bridgeport school also will explore military and public safety careers. For the first year, it will be housed at the magnet site. In the future, there is talk of putting the school in the district’s swing-space school that is located adjacent to the University of Bridgeport. A budget for the new school, according to district officials, is still being developed.
Bassick High School Principal Wayne Alexander, who created an officer training program at New London High School, is in charge of planning the Bridgeport Military Academy, and said the school will open in the fall to 150 freshmen. Interest is being generated by creating middle school clubs to teach students things like first aid and CPR.
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