Attention Parents and Students: 

Parents:  Passwords and sign-in information for the Powerschool parent portal will be mailed to parents the week of September 15th.

Powerschool information:  Parents may access powerschool through the parent portal.  Letters are sent out to parents during the month of September with passwords and log-in information.  Some grading for departments will not be posted until report cards are released.  If you should have any concerns or questions regarding your student’s progress, please do not hesitate to contact the teacher or school counselor.

The ACES Parent Student Handbook can be found on the ACES main website at

Also, all updated forms, including student health, free and reduced meal information, and media release forms can be found on the ACES main website at

Grades: ECA Report cards are quarterly and progress reports are usually sent  if there is a need for the teacher to communicate to a parent mid-term.  Once our grades close and have been processed, ECA will send those grades to the sending school to be incorporated into their high school transcript.   In addition, ECA has our own transcript which lists all courses and grades from each year.   For Seniors applying to college, ECA will send transcripts directly to those schools or can send a transcript to the sending school Counselor to be included with other student materials.  For procedures on sending transcripts, please click on the following link:  Transcript Requests


The Guidance Department is unique in that we work together with the sending schools to ensure a smooth transition to the ECA program and coordinate a variety of services throughout the four years of high school.  The focus of the Guidance Department is to provide a safe and supportive environment in which all students can grow and learn in all aspects of their lives.  We support the academic, personal and social growth of all students. 

Guidance services include but are not limited to:

  • Individual Counseling

  • Responsive Services

  • Individual Planning

  • Collaboration within the school community and outside resources

  • Collaboration with sending schools

Julie Michaelson, ECA School Counselor, is involved in all aspects of our students' experience as well as serving as our liaison to the sending schools. Julie does personal counseling as well as college and career counseling. Julie also handles recruitment of prospective students and coordinates the application/admissions process. Julie received her B.A. in Human Development with a concentration in Youth Studies from Eckerd College and her M.S. degree in School Counseling at Central CT State University. 

Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail our School Counselor if you have questions or concerns.  She may be reached at or ext. 14102

Please click the links below to find Transcript Requests and a Community Service Form.

Transcript Request Form

Community Service Form

College and Scholarship Information

ECA Faculty and Staff Directory

A Great New Opportunity!


ECA students have the ability to use Career Cruising to search for colleges and take interest inventories.  Juniors are currently meeting with Julie to work on college searches, however, all ECA students have access to this comprehensive site.  Please use the link below and use your ECA log-in information. (Your student ECA e-mail and your internet access code)

Upcoming College Visits:

Oct 16:
UCONN   1:00pm

Oct 17:
Berklee School of Music   2:00pm  Music Dept

Oct 18:
Lesley University - 5th Floor

Nov 10:
Discovery Day at UCONN
for Artists, Designers & Performers - 10am-2pm
at UCONN School of Fine Arts: Digital Media & Design, Dramatic Arts, Music, Art & Art History