Academy School


Envisioning the Future of Academy School

GreatBlue Phone Poll Starts November 26, 2018

Online Survey Begins December 3rd

At the request of the polling firm, GreatBlue Research, the Academy Building Guidance Committee has scheduled the start of the online survey for the week of December 3, one week after the start of the telephone survey. This start date will minimize duplicate responses and help ensure that the pool of possible respondents to the random sample telephone survey remains as large as possible. The online survey will run for two weeks and has a maximum response capacity of 2,000. The link to the online survey will be posted on December 3. 

academy online survey


On April 12, 2018 the Board of Selectman unanimously approved a motion to establish an ad hoc committee to determine Madison residents’ preferred path for the future of Academy School. On June 26, 2018 the new Ad Hoc Academy Guidance Building Committee (AGC) was commissioned. Per the Charge established by the BOS, the Committee was tasked to examine private and public options, gather cost estimates and select feasible options to bring to public poll utilizing a polling firm selected by the BOS.

GreatBlue Research (GBR), a professional marketing firm located in Cromwell CT, will conduct the Academy School phone poll starting November 26th.  The phone survey will run for one week.  GBR will then launch an online version of the survey on December 3rd. The online survey will be active for two weeks.

This page makes available to the public information and resource materials relating to the work of the Academy Building Guidance Committee (AGC) and the GreatBlue poll and survey.

Earlier/older materials and historical materials on Academy are located on the "Old Stuff" page.

GreatBlue Research Phone Poll:  The phone poll is intended to provide a random representative sampling of Madison residents from a pool of approximately 10,000 phone numbers of registered voters and those owning real property in Madison. GreatBlue will collect 400 completed calls meeting these criteria.  Calling will be between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm Monday through Friday and 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday. All calls will be identified as “GreatBlue” or “860-740-4000” or “-4005, -4006 or -4007”.

GreatBlue Research Online Survey:  To supplement the phone poll, the same questions will be available in an online survey.  The online survey is a voluntary option, designed to ensure that all residents wishing to have a voice are able to participate.  The online survey is accessed by the link on this website.   

Hard copies of proposals may be obtained in the First Selectman's Office and at Scranton Memorial Library.