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.

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Admission Deadline Extended to August 15.

Cs 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 March 19, 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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Academy Awards 21

Tickets are available for the y Class of 21 Academy Awards. Performances start at 6pm at the Bushnell Park Performance Pavilion. Tickets are free of charge but limited to 6 per family.




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