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Film Maker 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. Our classes are designed to bring out the full creative and expressive voice in the student.  Young artists who attend our program also receive their state accredited academic courses throughout the day. Our curriculum demands the highest standards of performance from our faculty and students. The majority of our graduates are accepted to college.

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Half Day or Full Day: What's The Difference?

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CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts High School is the umbrella name given to two different CREC programs "The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Half Day" and "The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Full Day." Since students have different aspirations and creative paths, CREC responded by designing two individual schools/programs with different approaches to arts and intensity of arts education.

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Half Day is a pre-college, rigorous arts preparatory program expressly designed to develop the skills students need to pursue the arts in college and as a career. Because the focus is strictly on arts education, students will still attend their home district for academics.

At the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Full Day, students explore their own path in arts education by choosing from a variety of arts courses while receiving a fully accredited high school education.

To learn about the difference between these two schools, click “Learn More” below.

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Art for Justice
06/10/2019
It was a night of activism and performances. On June 5th, Sophomores from the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Full Day came together to raise awareness of a multitude of issues. The event, titled “Social Justice Extravaganza,” was organized by English teachers Julie Nunes and Caine Schlenker. Approximately 90 people were in attendance at Hartford’s Studio 224 where young artists performed original poetry, music, interpretive dances, monologues, and spoken word.
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Comfort Cases
Two Academies Help Foster Children
06/10/2019
Children in foster care travel frequently from home to home and many times it is at very last minute notice. In 2013, a organization called “Comfort Cases” was formed to supply children in foster homes with a duffel bag along with essentials. Very recently, students from the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Full Day and elementary students from CREC Ana Grace Academy teamed up to help raise funds for Comfort Cases...
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Creativity in the Community
Teaching Self-Image Through Art
06/05/2019
High school students are using art to teach others about positive self-image. Art students in the “Creativity in the Community” class recently created posters to hang at Ana Grace Academy, an elementary magnet school focused on the arts. The posters are on the theme of positive self-image with messages such as “Only You Can Define You,” “don’t let others arrange you, Be yourself,” and “Don’t Dream It, Be It.” The work was requested by Justin Banks who works as the director of the arts for Ana Grace.
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