Bulkeley High School

Matthew Espinosa, Principal


Students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities while enrolled at Bulkeley High School. There are many opportunities to get involved, meet new people and develop new skills.

Capital Workforce Partners

Advisor: Kim Childress (chilk001@hartfordschools.org)

Room: 338

Hours: initially during advisory, internships will be assigned to qualifying students upon successful completion.

Description: Workplace skill acquisition and internships

Career Beginnings

Advisor: Tammy Lorenzo (tlorenzo@metrohartford.com)

Room: 123

Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays after 10:00am and by appointment; Monthly workshops and activities

Description: Career Beginnings is a college access and mentoring program that will help you to prepare for both a successful high school and college career. We offer 1 on 1 advising and helpful and fun workshops to help students prepare for the future.

Common Ground

Advisor: Rose Mary Stewart (stewr001@hartfordschools.org) 

Room: 420

Hours: Metro Center Wednesdays 3-6:30pm

Description: Program enables students with leadership qualities to learn what they have in common with other schools, students and people.


Coordinator: Christina Rivera (christina.rivera@uconn.edu)

Room: 135

Hours: Thursdays for drop in and after school

Description: The University of Connecticut’s ConnCAP Program is an intensive, year-round academic program whose mission is to assist students in grades 9-12 in the successful completion of high school and to prepare them for post-secondary education by providing them with rigorous and nurturing academic courses as well as culturally enriching activities. Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors stay on campus for six weeks in the summer and receive academic support and 3 college credits each summer.

Jr. Apprentice

Coordinator: Carla Hawkins (carla@jrapprentice.org)

Room: 329

Description: Jr. Apprentice, a program of the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, is a teen apprenticeship program dedicated to developing Hartford’s future workforce. By exposing high school students to a vocation of interest, the program’s ultimate purpose is to:

– Provide teens the opportunity to develop skills in a career path they find meaningful and financially stable;

– Build social capital through mentoring relationships and fosters closer connections between current employers and the future workforce.

Key Club

Advisor: Aneela Shah (kazma001@hartfordschools.org)

Room: College and Career, 2nd floor

Hours: Various

Description: Key Club International is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It is a student-led organization whose goal is to teach leadership through serving others. Key Club International is a part of the Kiwanis International group.

Moot Court

Advisor: Justin Taylor (taylj006@hartfordschools.org), Paul Griswold (grisp001@hartfordschools.org)

Room: 323

Hours: Thursdays from 2:45-3:45 and during advisory

Description: Through a unique partnership with the UCONN Law School, members of the team prepare a 12-minute oral argument on an issue of constitutional law as part of a national high school competition in Boston.

National Honor Society

Advisor: Justin Taylor (taylj006@hartfordschools.org)

Room: 323

Hours: Wednesdays from 2:45-3:15pm

Description: Membership is by invitation only in grades 10, 11 or 12 who are inducted into the National Honor Society. Activities include training as school ambassadors, participation in school and community service activities.

Spirit Horse

Coordinator: Gretchen Levitz (levig002@hartfordschools.org)

Room: 340 and Spirit Horse Therapeutic Riding Center Inc. Canton, CT

Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays

Description: Unified vocational agricultural training in a farm management program/equine program for at- risk, ELL and Special Education Students attending Bulkeley High School

Goal: To provide ELL, special needs and mainstream students with a work/study hands-on Vo-Ag program at a small farm in a supervised setting one to two times per week.