The CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Half-Day Program provides high school students from the Capitol region and beyond with focused training in the arts. Students choose a major from six different arts disciplines: Dance, Music (instrumental or vocal), Musical Theater, Theater, Theater Design & Production, and Visual Arts. All classes are taught by professional Artist-Instructors.

The Arts Half-Day Program has received many awards, including being named “Best Arts Magnet School” by the Arts Schools Network and a “School of Distinction” by Magnet Schools of America.


Areas of Study

Musical Theater
Theater Design & Production

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Application Process
Application Process Starts December 5th for 23-24 school year!

Acceptance to the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Half-Day Program is done through a lottery; registration is done through the Regional School Choice Office (RSCO). Students entering Grades 9-12 are welcome to apply. Tuition is covered by participating school districts, and transportation is provided by CREC.

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Prospective Student Open House

Come learn more about The Academy. Attend one of our Prospective Student Open Houses.

Wednesday 11/16 6pm-8pm
Tuesday 12/6 6pm-8pm
Wednesday 1/18 6pm-8pm
Saturday 2/11 10am-12pm

All Open Houses Are at the Theater of the Performing Arts.

Register for Open House

Parent Teachers Conferences

Parent will be Thursday December 8 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Conferences will be virtual. Sign Up at the link below. Your child's teacher will contact you with the link.

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