An Artistic and Academic Immersion

dancersStudents interested in the arts will find a professionally oriented, highly structured, and academically rigorous curriculum at the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. In addition to professional training in vocal and instrumental music, dance, theater, musical theater, creative writing/media arts, and visual arts, high school students learn about the history and criticism of the arts and the arts as a mechanism for social justice.

Summer Reading

Summer ReadingThe goal is simple: read as many appropriately levelled books as possible this summer and keep a list of the titles. At the end of the summer, pick your favorite book and explain why you picked it. In the fall, review the book and share your favorite with a peer

Click below for more information and summer reading resources.

Summer Reading

The Theater of the Performing Arts

theater interior The Theater of the Performing Arts houses a 600-seat, state-of-the-art proscenium theater, a 120-seat flexible theater, classrooms and support spaces.

Visit the Theater of the performing Arts Page for performance and event calendar, ticket information, rental information, and more.

Box Office: 860-757-6388 


Requests for Transcripts

Do you need a copy of your transcript? Fill out the Transcript Request Form Below and we will be happy to send one out to you..

Transcript Request               

Interested in attending the Arts Academy?

GHAA Chorale Rehearsal Visit our Prospective Students page below to learn about the application process or click on Areas of Study to learn more about our program.

 Click on the Prospective Students link to learn how to apply.

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Community Service Form

Students, download and print the Community Service Form below and return it to the Student Activities Office.

Download Form

Parents, Friends, and Alumni Association (PFAA)

 pfaa logoParents and alumni may participate in a very active Parents, Friends, and Alumni Association.  PFAA members work together to enhance the visibility of the Arts Academy and to plan special events that generate revenue for the school, and to support the efforts of parents of artistically gifted students. Learn more at the link below.


Recent News

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Artist Create Blankets for Women In Need
Visual artists from the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts have found more opportunities to share their talents in a way that gives back. Students from the Creativity in the Community class have teamed up with Mercy Housing and Shelter in Hartford in providing baby blankets to new mothers in need.
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GHAA Students Earn College Credit
A select group of students from CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts had just earned college credit from UConn. Through a program called “Early Learning Education,” seventeen high school visual artists took a college level course designed by the university called “Drawing 1030...”
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Meeting with Artist Centers on Race and Fatherhood
A group of high schoolers from CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts took a trip down to CPTV to attend a public forum with noted visual artist Cbabi Bayoc. In what was billed as a Father’s Day discussion, Bayoc discussed with the students his “365 Days With Dad” project. This particular work...
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