MSMHS’s Incredible Marine Lab is run by STUDENTS!

by | Feb 25, 2024 | Aquaculture | 0 comments

The Marine Science Magnet High School (MSMHS) is equipped with a student run aquaculture facility that has the capability to grow a wide variety of aquatic organisms, from both fresh and saltwater environments. Students engage in the creation of ecosystems, organization of the facility, maintenance of aquatic habitats, and so much more. Through the aquaculturing of fish and corals, MSMHS is helping to reduce the stress on the wild populations by providing locally grown organisms to stores throughout New England. Students learn first-hand the impact they have on the ocean, the importance of aquaculture, and are empowered to find solutions to real world problems. The experiential learning that happens every day in the aquaculture lab reinforces these concepts and the importance of environmental stewardship.

Since opening in 2011, MSMHS has made a big splash in education with its innovative and rigorous curriculum within the walls of a fun and energetic school culture and climate. Visit their website HERE to learn why MSMHS has been nationally recognized by Newsweek, US News & World Report, and The Washington Post as one of the best high schools in Connecticut and the nation.

Applications for the 2024-2025 school year have closed, but read on for more information:

The only prerequisites for applying to MSMHS: students who are residents of Connecticut at the time of applying and currently enrolled in the 8th grade  are eligible to submit an application for the MSMHS freshman class. A small number of sophomore seats may be available. Applicants are selected through a random electronic lottery process.

For more information or if you have any questions, please call the school at 860-446-9380, or send an email to [email protected].

Southeastern Connecticut Magnet Schools are committed to serving military families and their children.  If slots are available, Marine Science Magnet High School may assist highly mobile families who transfer to the region following the regular application period.  If you are moving to the area or receive transfer orders to the Connecticut Submarine Base or the Coast Guard Academy and are interested in learning more about our school, please call 860-446-9380.

  • xeniaforever

    As senior editor here at reefs, I get to work with scientists from all over the world, and have made some wonderful friends in the industry! I also write for the site, and am the office manager at FRESH New London and the mother of two brilliant, talented young women.


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