Prospective Students

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Changes For 2019-2020

New for the 2019-2020, the Academy will be comprised of two separate programs, each with different offerings.

The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts
Full Day

The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Full Day will be an arts integrated high school with state required academic course offerings and a self-directed arts track. Instead of being limited to a focused art department, students who chose to attend this program chose their own artistic path. Offerings include, Creative Writing, Media and Music Production, Graphic Design, Music, Game Design and Dance. All arts classes are taught by professional artist instructors. Academics offered meet the high standards of the State of Connecticut.

Program meets from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Course Catalog

The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts
Half Day

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Half Day will be a program in which the student will have a directed focus in a range of artistic disciplines taught by professional artist instructors. Studies in this program are of a conservatory like quality and will prepare the student for college and professional careers. Students who chose to attend this program will take their academics from their home district in the morning. Arts disciplines offered are Instrumental and Vocal Music, Theater, Musical Theater, Dance, Visual Arts, and Theater Design and Production. Transportation to the program is provided.

Classes meet Monday through Thursday from 1p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Course Catalog



How To Apply

Registration for either program is done through the Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) and enrollment is by lottery. Anybody is welcome to apply and attendance is tuition free. The lottery will open November 1, 2018 and closes on February 28.
For more information, on the lottery and the process, click on "Application Process." To skip directly to the application, click "Apply Now."

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Information Sessions

To learn more about our amazing programs, we invite you to attend our Prospective Student Open House events listed below or attend one of several RSCO school choice fairs in the region.

Open House Dates

Tuesday, November 27:     6pm-8pm 
Wednesday, December 19:   6pm-8pm
Thursday, January 10:   6pm-8pm
Saturday, February 9: 10am-12pm

All Open House Event will start at the Theater of the Performing Arts at the Learning Corridor. 




RSCO Information Fairs

  November 17 2018:    
 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
  Learning Corridor
  43 Vernon St., Hartford

  January 16, 2019:  
  5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  CREC Discovery Academy
  176 Cumberland Ave. Wethersfield

January 26, 2019:
10 a.m.-1p.m.
Conard High School
110 Beechwood Rd, West Hartford

CREC School Information Sessions