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. 

Principal 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 Rayna Northcutt

    Dean Northucutt graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 2014 with a Bachelors in Biology. Shortly after, she completed a Master’s in Education in 2015. While completing her third year as a teacher, Dean Northcutt obtained her certification in educational leadership. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education.

    Rayna has gained teaching and leadership experience by working as an educator for Hartford Public Schools, CREC and Central Connecticut State University. Dean Northcutt works as an adjunct professor and teaches a multicultural education class to preservice teachers. She holds an 092 Administrative Certificate from CCSU.

    In her free time, Dean Northcutt enjoys spending time with her husband, a Middletown firefighter, and volunteering as a science teacher at the Legacy Foundation of Hartford.