Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sport and Medical Sciences Academy

Hartford's Sport and Medical Sciences Academy is a magnet school built in the shadow of the old Colt factory.  In the summer, the school hosts an elite basketball program in the main gym.

This school was one of four in the City of Hartford named one of the best high schools in America by U.S. News & World Report.  The school attained this ranking by producing conspicuously better results than would be expected for the demographics in the school system.  This is SMSA's fourth successive year in the rankings.  For a poor city like Hartford, with a high concentration of low income students, this is an achievement worth trumpeting.

So, I did.

25 comments:

SRQ said...

Nice trumpeting. Love all the windows and bright colors --- much different from my old high school.

Kate said...

Whenever a school serves its students well, it should be applauded far and wide. You're doing a great job of recognizing it. Carry on!!

Karl said...

Congratulations to the school for being one of the best high schools in America, this is surely a great success! I like also the building with the three primary colors, very photogenic.

Dawn said...

Wow....looks like the Lego Building;)
I can't believe how many of this interesting buildings you have there. They need to be in a book:)

sheila lynch said...

very nice architectural photograph and very nice story to accompany beautiful photograph. I love to read about excelling against the odds.

joo said...

I love it, Jack! looks a bit as if built of Lego:)

Sharon said...

It certainly is worth trumpeting! I'm glad you did. I also have to say that I love the modern, colorful entrance to this building. It makes you want to enter.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a great looking building Jack and well deserving of the accolades by the sound of it. I've been catching up on posts I missed while in Sydney, love all the art inspired images, really like the picture you called 'ebony and ivory martial arts' super harmony. Must admit it's definitely possible I'd miss my plane messing around with the 'red umbrella' wall games.
I didn't take many pictures at all Jack, I didn't want to be distracted and miss a moment of the ceremony.

Luis Gomez said...

Great looking building Jack. And as you said great achievement for the students!

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific achievement indeed, Jack! It's always great to read/learn about places, and schools in particular, like this! Besides that, it's delightfully colorful!! Love your capture as always!

Sylvia

Virginia said...

Bravo bravo to this wonderful school for what they are achieving, both teachers and students. I think the primary colors are terrific. I used these colors in my classroom always!
V

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful colors and so modern entrance!
Léia

VP said...

Bright colors, nice architecture.

RedPat said...

Looks like Ikea!
I had no idea that Hartford would be considered a poor city.

cieldequimper said...

Where's my trumpet? ;-) Bold colours to say the least, but they work somehow.

Lowell said...

Dramatic colors and lines. It would be hard to miss for sure!@

Regina K said...

High rankings in education is an achievement worthy of any city or school district.

EG Wow said...

Congratulations, Hartford! How unusual to see ta brick building trimmed in primary colours.

Pet said...

Nice palette for such a building!

Farmchick said...

Love, love, love the colors on this building.

Randy said...

You can't miss those primary colors!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Proud colors for a proud school.

JM said...

Very cheerful building and interesting information.

You are the second person this week to mention what is happening on my blog when you click on it. Thank you for letting me know. The thing is I don't see it as my computer must automatically blocks it. I've already done a few things trying to stop it but I guess it's not enough... I have to talk to someone who knows. This is really annoying, I'm sorry.

Tash said...

Outstanding colors and stripes/angles. Love it.

Cildemer said...

Very nice composition! And superb colours!