Achievement First
Hartford High School

305 Greenfield Street
Hartford, CT 06112


Our school is near the 50-54, 56, 58, 74, 901 and 912 bus line stops. Transportation is provided based upon proximity to the school.





Opened: August 2012
Grades: 9-12
Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 2:57 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 7:45 a.m. – 12:01 p.m. Friday
Enrichment: Art, Dance, Film Studies, Music, Physical Education, Theatre
Extracurriculars: Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball, Football, Girls Volleyball, Cheerleading, Dance, Band/Drumline, Chess Club, Teacher office hours , After-school Tutoring, other clubs

“Home of the Royals”

About Achievement First Hartford High School

Achievement First Hartford High School is a public charter school located in Hartford, CT. Serving students in 9th through 12th grade, our focus is on an important goal: 100% of students will be accepted into four-year colleges and universities.

How do we get there? We combine challenging courses and high expectations. We also make sure our students have access to all of the support that their wealthy and private school peers receive. Our support includes SAT prep, intensive college counseling and tutoring. Our classes help our students grow into leaders who not only listen to lessons, but also lead discussions and exchange ideas. Here, our students also grow as athletes, volunteers, leaders, and citizens of the world.  We are proud of our school’s strong extracurricular, varsity athletic and arts programs. And, we’re proud that our support extends beyond high school graduation. High school counselors work closely with our alumni as they attend colleges including University of Connecticut, Wesleyan University, Tufts University, Wellesley College, University of Pennsylvania, Central Connecticut State University and many more. Learn more in our brochure or our college profile.

School Leader

  • Laneka Thomas

    Laneka Thomas

    Laneka Thomas is the principal of Achievement First Hartford High School. Laneka began her teaching career at AF Hartford High in 2013 as a ninth-grade physics teacher and later taught government and economics. Laneka went on to serve as the dean of students and principal-in-residence at AF Hartford Summit Middle School. As a principal-in-residence, she centered strong student-staff relationships as a key driver of student experience and student success in the classroom. Her work resulted in significant year-over-year growth. Prior to her work in education, Laneka engaged in policy work at the Connecticut State Legislature. Laneka earned a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Chicago and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut, School of Law. A lifelong Hartford resident, Laneka is committed to providing experiences and an environment that will eradicate the opportunity gap.

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