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
Now Accepting Late Applications!

Acceptance 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.

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Shadow Day for Prospective Students

Shadow your favorite art department at The Arts Academy Half Day Program! We will host a shadow day event for prospective students on: Monday, March 27th from 12:50-3:15.

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