The Connecticut River Academy makes many resources available to scholars, educators, and staff in order to enhance their experience as they engage in their academic studies and explore the design process.

3D Printer

CTRA has 3 3D Printers thanks to the EXPECT MSAP grant, and these printers are for both scholar and educator use. 3D printers are fantastic tools to make your inventions and dreams a physical reality! You can take a look on sites like Thingiverse for pre-designed projects, or visit sites like Tinkercad to design your own innovative plans.

If you would like to use one of these printers, please use the appropriate form below to apply for a 3D printing reservation. One of our staff will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your project.

3D Printer Application: Educator Version

3D Printer Application: Scholar Version

Poster Printer

The CTRA Poster Printer is for staff use only. Scholars who need to print out a poster must work with an Educator/Mentor to send a request for printing. Posters should be directly related to the curriculum and/or instruction.

All requests for Poster Printing should be sent to the Library Media Specialist at, along with the attached file. Your file will be printed within 48 hours of receipt, or you will be contacted in the event of any delay.