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

The Arts Half-Day Program has received many awards, including “Best Arts Magnet School” by the Arts Schools Network and “School of Distinction” by Magnet Schools of America. We are especially proud to be named the "2023 Outstanding Arts School" by the Arts Schools Network.


Areas of Study
Design & Production
Musical Theater

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Application Process
PopsAcceptance to the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Half-Day Program is done through a lottery conducted by the Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) and the CT State Department of Education (CSDE). If you’re a student entering Grades 9-12 and you’re serious about the arts, please apply. Tuition is covered by participating school districts, and transportation is provided by CREC.

Admissions Process

Shadow Day (Come See What We're About) We invite you to attend one of our Shadow Days and see up close what a day in the life of the Academy is like. Sign up and spend the day in our arts classes. Our next one is May 2.
Shadow Day, May 2, 2024

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