Watch: New Bassick High School Rises

Days from the redo Democratic primary for mayor incumbent Joe Ganim and education officials provided an update on the building of a new Bassick High School, adjacent to the University of Bridgeport campus, with an expected school-year occupancy August 2025.

As noted by City Councilman Ernie Newton, see video above, this is a unique opportunity for high schoolers abutting a college experience, something also highlighted by State Senator Herron Gaston, a university executive.

Even Ganim critic school board member Joe Sokolovic, backing John Gomes for mayor, was allowed to speak into the mic on a bone-chilling, windy day.

Bassick is the last among the city’s flagship high schools to undergo a new home or major modern renovations.

The new building will include these programs for Bassick High School and the Bridgeport Military Academy

— Architecture/Engineering Lab
— Aeronautical Tech
— Advanced Manufacturing
— Automotive Repair
— Construction Technologies
— Liberal Arts
— Law Enforcement
— Firefighting
— Emergency Medical Services
— Homeland Security
— Military Sciences



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