High School in the Community Academy For Law Social Justice Interdistrict Magnet


2015 Open Houses

Tuesday, February 10 5:30-7pm

Saturday, February 14 10-12pm

Saturday, February 28 10-12pm

Tuesday, March 3 5:30-7pm

General Info

Address: 175 Water Street, New Haven, CT 06511 MAP

Main Office Phone: (203) 946-7022

Grades: 9th to 12th grade

Admission Preferences: Sibling

School Hours: 7:35am – 2:15pm

Building Leader: Erik Good

Enrollment: 270 students

Uniform School: No

Website: highschoolinthecommunity.org



School Overview


Welcome to High School in the Community (HSC) Academy for Law and Social Justice where students are empowered to improve themselves and their world.

HSC is a small school that offers students individual attention and the opportunity to be part of a strong, collaborative community. The first mastery-based high school in New Haven, HSC excels at offering a rigorous curriculum combining advanced opportunities with personalized support for each student. Our theme is part of everything we do and involves partnerships with law schools, legal groups, nonprofits, and social justice organizations. While we are an excellent option for students seeking careers in law or social justice, we welcome any student interested in making their community and world a better place.

How to Know High School in the Community Magnet School is Right for Your Child:

  • Your child cares about making the world a better, fairer place.
  • Your child wants to take advantage of the advanced learning opportunities offered by our mastery-based system.
  • Your child would enjoy being part of a small, caring, and highly-focused learning community.

Unique Ways Your Child Can Learn and Grow Here:

  • Our small school means students enjoy a close, collaborative community and smaller class sizes with more individual attention.
  • We offer Advanced Placement classes in Biology, Calculus, Latin, Spanish, U.S. History, English Language, and English Literature.
  • HSC is a Higher Order Thinking (HOT) school, incorporating strong arts and democratic practice across the curriculum.
  • Students use HSC’s iPads, new computers, ENO Boards, and other cutting-edge technology to enhance learning.

2015 Open Houses/Tours/Shadowing

2015 Open Houses

Tuesday, February 10 5:30-7pm

Saturday, February 14 10-12pm

Saturday, February 28 10-12pm

Tuesday, March 3 5:30-7pm

School Tours & Shadowing

We welcome students to shadow at HSC ALSJ. Please contact Cari Strand via phone or email for further details.

For More Info

Please contact Cari Strand at 203-946-7022, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our website at www.highschoolinthecommunity.org.



  • Academy for Law and Social Justice with a mastery-based learning program
  • A Higher Order Thinking (HOT) arts integration school
  • Polyvision Eno Boards in each classroom, new computers in every lab and the library, iPad carts, and MacBooks
  • Well developed partnerships with area law enforcement officials, lawyers, judges, law schools, and non-profit organizations


Education Partners

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law works closely with HSC
  • Students take classes at Yale, SCSU, UNH, GWCC, and Quinnipiac
  • The Future Project empowers students to turn dreams into reality
  • Appalachian Mountain Club supports outdoor excursions
  • HSC is a proud member of the League of Innovative Schools


What our students are saying...

”Because this is an academy for law and social justice, we learn things in our classes that we can use outside of school and with our families to improve our community.”
- Foundation (9th Grade) Student

2014 Lottery Results Data

2014 Lottery Results Data 

In an effort to help families make informed decisions about choosing a school, New Haven Public Schools is publishing last year’s lottery data for each Magnet and Charter School. Although the data changes year to year, you can see a snapshot by grade level of how many seats were available for each school. Also, you can see how many applicants applied, how many applicants lived in the neighborhood, and how many applicants had siblings. These numbers reflect a combined total of all first, second and third school choices of each applicant. We hope this information, along with the opportunity to attend open houses, will help families choose schools that will fit the needs of their children.

Last Year's Available Seats and Applicants by Grade Level

Available Seats: 63 4 6 4
Sibling Preference: 1 0 0 1
No Preference 197 39 16 6

We Provide

  • State-of-the-Art Schools

  • Free Transportation &
    Free Tuition

  • Free Preschool for
    3 & 4-year-olds

Our Mission

In addition to providing effective and innovative educational practices, New Haven Schools of Choice are designed to foster student enrollment patterns that reflect racial, ethnic and economic diversity.

Families must apply to our schools.  Students are placed in schools through a lottery.


Who Can Apply

New Haven residents can apply to any magnet or charter school in the city. Our Interdistrict Magnet Schools are open to all Connecticut residents. There are no admission requirements, tests or prerequisites for our students. We serve special education students, English Language learners, talented and gifted students and everyone else who comes through the lottery to our schools. No student may be denied enrollment because of race, ethnicity or disability. 

Contact Us

New Haven Public Schools -
Magnet Office

54 Meadow Street, First Floor
New Haven, CT 06519 MAP

Main Office: (203) 946-7415
Registration Questions:
(203) 946-8501

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