The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts (the Academy), established in 1985, as a program of the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC), is an integrated magnet arts high school that is open through audition to high school students in the Greater Hartford area. Academy students attend their sending school in the morning and the Academy from 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm, Monday through Thursday. The students spend 13 intensive hours per week pursuing artistic excellence under the guidance of practicing arts professionals, mentors, and educators who are the core faculty at the Academy. Academy students earn high school credits for their participation. These credits meet the state's high school graduation requirement in the areas of physical education, social studies, and the arts. The arts training program is designed to prepare gifted and talented students to pursue post-secondary studies and professional careers in dance, music, theater, creative writing, visual arts, theater design & production and film & tv. The curriculum is professionally oriented, highly structured, and academically rigorous. A visiting artist program brings outstanding artists to the Academy for master classes and presentations. These professional contacts enrich the curriculum as well as provide a realistic perspective on artistic careers.
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
GREATER HARTFORD ACADEMY OF THE ARTS