Jumoke Academy Honors at the Hartford Conservatory










875 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105                              
Phone: 860-527-0575                                                        
Fax: 860-244-9998                                                               

Hours of operation: 8:45 am – 4:00 pm        

Grade levels: Grades 5-8                       

JAH-HC Scholar Handbook 2019-2020

 Jumoke Academy Honors at the Hartford Conservatory (JAH-HC) is an honors middle school with an arts integrated focus. Our mission is to develop our scholars into mature, young adults who will make valuable contributions to the global society. Scholars will graduate with exceptional 21 skills, an appreciation for the arts, exemplary character, an understanding of diverse cultures and a confident sense of self. At Jumoke Academy Honors at the Hartford Conservatory (JAH-HC), scholars participate in a rigorous academic program in English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. In addition to these subjects, scholars participate in extensive arts studies that include: instrumental and vocal music, visual arts, dance and theater. The arts are also infused throughout the academic curriculum. Through experience in creative pursuits and performances, scholars will develop skills of leadership, self-motivation, collaboration, goal-setting, planning, organization and effective communication. We have created and value an environment that is engaging and responsive to adolescent development. Scholars at JAH-HC will be excited about learning, intellectually curious, and will act with thoughtfulness and compassion.

 The Arts at JAH-HC:  Instrumental music—orchestra and band, Vocal music—choir,  Visual arts – drawing and painting, Dance—foundation of dance, ballet, and choreography, Theater— foundation of theater, improvisation,   and theatrical productions.      


Principal Nikilia Reid

Nikilia Reid is the Principal of Jumoke Academy Honors at the Hartford Conservatory for the 2020-2021 school year.  Principal Reid has been an educator for over 20 years.  She began her career in the New Haven, Connecticut Public School System.  Later, she worked at Achievement First’s flagship school Amistad Academy.  Previously she held the position of Global Studies Coordinator at Highville Charter School in New Haven, CT and served as the Dean of Students at Jumoke’s elementary campus. 

Dean Reid has a BA from Clark Atlanta University.  She obtained her Master’s in Early Adolescents from Bank Street College of Education in New York.   In addition, she holds an 092 Administration Certification from Southern Connecticut State University. 

When she is not working to help others reach their potential, she loves spending time at home with her three children and her husband.

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Dean of Students Victor Rivera

Dean Rivera graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 2005 with a Bachelors in Physical Education.  He Began teaching at Pomperaug High School as a Physical Education teacher.  Mr. Rivera then came to Hartford in 2006 where he worked at Burr, Quirk Middle School and SMSA for 12 years as a Physical Education teacher.  In that time he attended Post University and got a masters in Educational Technology in 2014.  Dean Rivera continued his education by attending Sacred Heart University where he received his 092 certification in 2015.

Victor became an administrator in 2018 serving at Assistant Principal at Hartford Public High School and this year he joins us as Dean of Students at Jumoke Academy Honors at The Hartford Conservatory.

Dean Rivera’s wife is a News Director in Massachusetts, together they have 3 great kids: twins Caiden and Bella are 15 and the youngest Ari is 13.