School Information

Horace Porter's High School Class of 2017
College Acceptance
Bryant University
Eastern Connecticut State University (7 Students Attending)
Endicott College
International Institute of Cosmetology
James Madison University
Manchester Community College (3 Students Attending)
Marist College
Mitchell College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rowan College Glouster County
Southern Connecticut State University (2 Students Attending)
Springfield College
SUNY- Purchase
Three River Community College
University of Connecticut (6 Students Attending)
University of Delaware (2 Students Attending)
University of Maine-Orono
University of Oregon
University of Rhode Island
University of Tampa
University of Vermont
West Virginia University

2017-2018 E.O. Smith Freshman Orientation Letter

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Columbia Student College Acceptances

As of July 6, 2016:
- Central Connecticut State University (2 students attending)
- Champlain College (also accepted at Franklin Pierce, Lesley University, University of New England, Eastern CT State University, Quinnipiac, St. Anselm)    

- Curry College (also accepted at Mount Ida College, Mitchell College)
- East Carolina University
- Eastern Connecticut State University (3 students attending)
- Eastern CT State University
(also accepted at Manchester Community College, Southern CT State University)
- Flagler College, St. Augustine- FL (also accepted at Endicott College, Keene State, UConn, Central CT State University)
- Full Sail University
- Manchester Community College (6 students attending)
- Nichols College
(also accepted at Bryant University, Roger Williams University)
- Nichols College (also accepted at Florida Institute of Technology, Wentworth Institute of Technology)
- Olympic College
- Quinebaug Valley Community College
- Rhode Island College
- Sierra Nevada College
- St. Lawrence University
- Temple University
(also accepted at Eastern CT State University, Virginia Tech, UConn)
- Three Rivers Community College
- Tunxis  Community College
(also accepted at Eastern CT State University)
- UConn (also accepted at Eastern CT State University, Central CT State University, University of Hartford)
- University of Connecticut (2 students attending)
- University of Hartford
(also accepted at UConn, Keene State, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island College)
- University of Northwestern Ohio
- University of Vermont
- Western CT State University


High School Admission and Transfer Information

The Columbia Board of Education has developed a Designated High School Policy (5117) to provide an equitable and deliberate process for Columbia-resident, high school age students to select and attend a designated high school.

Columbia residents enrolled in grade eight at Horace W. Porter School receive high school admission information through presentations and correspondence managed by the School Guidance Counselor.

Columbia residents who are enrolled in grade eight in a private elementary school or who are home schooled and approaching high school-age are asked to contact the School Guidance Counselor to receive high school admission information.

Columbia-resident, high school age students who are already enrolled in a designated high school, private high school, or magnet/charter high school and wish to transfer to a different designated high school, magnet/charter high school are asked to contact the Superintendent, Laurence Fearon (lfearon@hwporter.org) to receive high school transfer approval.

The Columbia School System offers three designated high schools for matriculation in the 2015-2016 school year:

  • Bolton High School
  • E.O. Smith High School and VOAG (Region 19)
  • Windham Technical High School

    Windham High School is no longer a designated high school. In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between the Columbia Board of Education and Windham Public Schools signed on February 10, 2014, Columbia students enrolled in Windham High School on that date will be allowed to complete their high school education through graduation.  In addition, any siblings of a Columbia student already enrolled in Windham High School who is in grades 5 - 8 will have the option of enrollment in WHS.

Lyman Memorial High School is no longer a designated high school. Columbia VOAG students may enroll in the Lyman Memorial High School VOAG program with the approval of the Columbia Board of Education.