An Intensive Arts Experience!

The CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts HALF DAY program provides high school students from the capitol region and beyond an focused training in the arts. Students who attend choose a concentration from a variety of  arts disciplines such as Theater, Visual Art, Music, Theater Design, Dance, and Musical Theater.  All classes are taught by professional Artist Instructors.  

We are the recipients of many awards including Best Arts Magnet School by the “Arts School Network” and School of  Distinction  from “Magnet Schools of America” 

Click on "Areas of Study" below to Learn more about what our pre-professional arts program has to offer.

Areas of Study

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Prospective Student Open House
Monday, Nov. 9,   6:30pm  
Tuesday, Dec. 8   6:30pm
Thursday, Jan. 7,   6:30pm
Saturday. Feb. 6,   10 a.m.

All Prospective Student will be virtual events. Registration is free.

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Registration to the Academy is done through the Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) and acceptance is done through lottery. Anybody is welcome to apply. The lottery will open December 1, 2020 and run until February 28, 2021. Tuition is covered by the state of Connecticut and transportation is provided by CREC.

For more information, on the lottery and applying, click on "Admissions Process." To skip directly to the application, click "Apply Now" (starting December 1, 2020).


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Admissions Process

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Sign Up To Attend a Virtual Sample Class 

We invite you to participate in the excellence that DISTINGUISHES the Arts Academy Half-Day program. Register for one or more of our online classes we’re showcasing for prospective students.

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