Orville H. Platt High School

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Teacher of the Year

  • Teacher of the Year: Drew Blythe
  • Para-Professional of the Year: Shelby Miliken

O.H. Platt High School Expectations

The Platt student will:

  • Demonstrate understanding and respect for our pluralistic and multicultural community
  • Meet the demands of the changing employment market by demonstrating skills and knowledge in career preparation
  • Effectively communicate and respond to ideas through writing, speaking, and performance skills
  • Take responsibility for his or her learning by demonstrating school citizenship and personal growth
  • Understand that education reflects and illuminates multicultural experiences, motives, conflicts, and values
  • Demonstrate the ability to be an autonomous learner and problem solver through research techniques and the use of technology
  • Understand and participate in a physically active and healthy lifestyle
  • Meet academic standards prescribed by federal, state, and local mandates

“Educational Excellence through School Improvement”

The opening of the Orville H. Platt High School in September, 1958, marked the culmination of planning and working together by parents, teachers and other members of the community. The overcrowding problem at Meriden High School was solved by the construction of two schools, one on each side of town.

Platt High School, and its sister school Francis T. Maloney, were then built. They were equipped to serve the needs of its students and the community, with facilities in the physical and natural sciences, social studies, ancient and modern languages, literature, art, music, home economics, industrial arts, and business education. The building also housed and excellent school library, cafeteria, gymnasium, and auditorium.

In September of 1970, an addition to the building was completed containing additional classrooms, a new library, a swimming pool, a graphic arts department, a swimming pool, a second gymnasium, and expanded cafeteria facilities. O.H. Platt High School, an academic center for intellectual and emotional development, is structured to address the individual needs and goals of its students. We are committed to academically challenging programs for all students. Our competitive society requires that students have the knowledge, skills, and creativity to meet the challenges of the future.

Attention Colleges & Universities

Any college or university interested in visiting Platt High School this fall can make an appointment on RepVisits. If you have questions or need to speak with our School Counseling staff please contact Marisa Scarfo at 203-235-7962.

RepVisits

Attention All 10th Grade Students and Parents - Physical Requirement

All 10th grade students are required to have a physical to enter 10th grade. Any physical dated from July 1, 2018 or after will fulfill this obligation. Physicals must be handed in by the first day of school. Also, there is a new oral assessment that has to be included for the physical to be valid for next year. Blue forms must be filled out, we cannot accept print outs. all forms are available in nurses office. Any student without the required physical will be sent home and not allowed to return until the physical is handed in. Physicals can be done at school in The Community Health Center School Based Health Center. Call the nurses office at 235-7962 ext 117 for any questions.