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About Civic Leadership High School

Civic Leadership High School is a public regional magnet school managed by the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) and is located in Enfield, CT.


Our magnet theme instruction and partnerships help our students develop their critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills. Students at Civic Leadership High School receive hands-on opportunities to develop leadership skills. Specific areas of study include:

  • Public Service, Environmental Science, and Community Engagement
  • Fire Science and Emergency Medicine
  • Law, Government, and Homeland Security
  • Law Enforcement
  • And more!

College Preparation and Credit

Students can earn over 30 college credits, equivalent to a year of college. Seniors are able to participate in internships or obtain work experience. Our unique coursework can help students earn public safety certifications not available at any other high school.

Cost and Transportation

At Civic Leadership High School, tuition is free and transportation is available to all students.


Free Tuition

Your child has a choice. There is no cost to give them everything they need to succeed. Civic Leadership High School is one of 16 magnet schools managed by CREC that is tuition-free for all Connecticut-based students.

Transportation to 40 Towns

No ride? No problem. CREC’s free transportation services cover 40 towns. For students living outside of the transportation zone, you may receive a stipend paid at the end of the year based on your attendance.

The Facility

With our facility’s unique features and learning spaces, students are able to participate in unparalleled hands-on experiences.


Crime Scene Mock-up Room

Crime Scene Mock-up Room

EMS Lab with a Fully Stocked Ambulance

EMS Lab with a Fully Stocked Ambulance

Fire Sciences Lab

Fire Sciences Lab

Mock Courtroom

Mock Courtroom

Our Faculty

Our caring and empowering teachers bring out the best in our students and help build the community leaders of tomorrow. Discover how a close-knit community and hands-on learning for grades 9-12 give them everything they need to succeed.

Unique Experiences

From going on zero-cost or low-cost experiential field trips to giving back to the community, students participate in a range of unique experiences.


Experiential Field Trips

Every grade participates in field trips focused on our core values: leadership, academic excellence, service, and duty.

Public Service Days

Our semi-annual Public Service Days provide opportunities to put learning into action, and each student completes over fifty hours of community service.

Activities and Clubs

We want our students to be well-rounded, so a variety of athletic and non-athletic activities are available to interested students.

Girls Athletics

  • Girls Track & Cross Country
  • Varsity Girls Basketball
  • Varsity Soccer
  • JV & Varsity Volleyball

Boys Athletics

  • Boys Track & Cross Country
  • JV & Varsity Boys Basketball
  • JV & Varsity Boys Soccer
  • Varsity Football

Student Activities

  • Pep Band
  • Student Senate
  • Gaming Club
  • LINK Crew
  • Yearbook Club
  • National Honor Society