Full or Half Day: Which One Is Right For Me?

Two Different Schools: Which Do I Choose?

The CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts High School  is the name of two different schools in the CREC system "Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Half Day" and "Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Full Day." Each is its own unique school/program with different approaches to Arts Training which go beyond whether they meet full or half day. So which one is the correct one for you?


Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Half Day 
Once On This IslandStudents major in one  artistic discipline such as Musical Theater, Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Theater Design and Production and Instrumental/Vocal Music. By focusing on a singular discipline, the student has the opportunity to fully hone their craft through a cumulative 4-year curriculum.

Students may broaden their studies by taking elective classes in other disciplines.

To Learn More, visit the The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Half Day.


Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Full Day 
Full Day

At the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Full Day, students direct their own artistic path. Under the guidance of artist professionals, high school students choose from a variety of courses in Music, Dance, Media Production, Creative Writing, Graphic Design, and Theater.


 
To Learn More, read About Our School.



For More Details On The Two Schools, See Chart Below!

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts
Half Day

Classes Taught By Professional Artist Instructors

Students audition and are placed in an arts major with a conservatory level of instruction and a cumulative, four year curriculum.

Art Majors - Dance, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Theater, Musical Theater, Visual Arts, and Theater Design & Production.

Students receive graduation required courses from their home school district and attend the Academy in the afternoon from 1 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Transportation to and from the home school is provided free of charge.

Graduates go on to study at college or universities and have found success in various fields including the arts. Visit our “Alumni Successes” page to see some of different accomplishments our alumni have achieved.

Offers an exciting production season and other performance opportunities throughout the school year.

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Full Day

Classes Taught By Professional Artist Instructors

Students pick an artistic path from a general selection of artistic offerings but do not major in a given art form.

Offers Classes in Dance, Music, Theater, Creative Writing, and Media Art which students can choose from but there are no arts majors.

Offers academic classes which meet the state’s standards for graduation.

Transportation is provided free of charge.

Graduates go on to study at college or universities and have found success in various fields

Various student performance showcases are presented throughout the year. There is also the opportunity for Full Day Students to audition the Half Day program’s performances.