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EASTCONN Where Learning Comes to Life

EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) magnet high school, housed in Willimantic’s historic Capitol Theater, enrolls students seeking intensive study in the performing arts. Students have daily access to creative experiences through a curriculum that integrates the performing arts with more traditional academic high school subjects. Highly qualified teaching artists and certified teachers work collaboratively to provide students with personalized educational experiences unlike any other public school in northeastern Connecticut.

EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) magnet high school, housed in Willimantic’s historic Capitol Theater, enrolls students seeking intensive study in the performing arts. Students have daily access to creative experiences through a curriculum that integrates the performing arts with more traditional academic high school subjects. Areas of artistic study include: Acting/Vocal Performance, Audio/Video Production, Creative Writing, Theater Production (set design, lighting design and costuming) and Dance. Highly qualified teaching artists and certified teachers work collaboratively to provide students with personalized educational experiences unlike any other public school in northeastern Connecticut.

ANNOUNCEMENTS & RESOURCES

EASTCONN’s offices and programs remain closed. However, EASTCONN staff are working
remotely to provide the educational, employment and training, professional learning and related services
that our students, families, staff and communities need.

EASTCONN Reopening Plan & Parent Communications

Leading and Learning Interactive Trainings

Free Para Educators Virtual Training Series

EASTCONN Family Communication & COVID-19 Resources

EASTCONN Contacts and Program Updates

RESC Alliance and CSDE Resources for Distance Learning

EASTCONN Continuous Learning From Home Plan

EASTCONN Student Food Service Updates

ACT Latest News

  • ACT Performing Arts Magnet High School to Host Virtual Open House on May 6
    Prospective high school students and their families are invited to attend the Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) Performing Arts Magnet High School Virtual Open House on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event will take place as an online Zoom session. The ACT building, located…
  • COVID-19 EASTCONN Letter to Parents, February 28, 2020 (Spanish)
    Estimados Padres/Madres/Guardianes,  El 25 de febrero, los Centros de Prevención y Control de Enfermedades (CDC) tuvieron una conferencia de prensa para informar y actualizar al país del estatus actual del coronavirus (COVID-19). El CDC enfatizó que en el momento no hay una pandemia del COVID-19 en los Estados Unidos.  En…
  • EASTCONN Letter to Parents, February 28, 2020
    Dear Parent/Guardians, On February 25th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a press conference updating the country on the current status of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The CDC emphasized that there is not currently a COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.  At this time, there are no reports…
  • ACT Honor Roll List - February 2020
    EASTCONN is proud to announce the ACT High School Honor Roll List for January 2020. High Honor Roll Students  Grade 12 William Beaudry Maria Bonanno Martha Brewster Lia Casadei Mark DiMauro Jesse Gillett Ian Harris Trevor Howard Ellis McGinley Madison Nelson Leilany Ramos Jillian Romagnano Evalyn Stinson Grade 11 Lea…
  • ACT Performing Arts High School Presents VideoFest 2020 on January 30th
    EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) students will present student-created works at VideoFest 2020 on Thurs., Jan. 30, 2020, at 6:30 p.m., at the Capitol Theater, 896 Main St., Willimantic. Students in ACT’s introductory audio/visual, video lighting, historical documentary, advanced audio/visual and screen-writing classes will showcase their first-semester work…
Archived ACT Latest News

EASTCONN Contacts & Program Updates

EASTCONN Adult & Community Programs

All classes and programs are either canceled or have moved to an online delivery method through 3/31/20. For updates, go to Adult and Community Programs and for questions, contact Associate Director Kristin Hempel at khempel@eastconn.org.

EASTCONN American Job Center

EASTCONN's American Job Center services for Willimantic (860-450-7603) and Danielson (860-774-4077) are available remotely and can be reached by telephone or email. We are available during business hours, Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm, by leaving a voicemail or email at AJC@eastconn.org our staff will get back to you within two business days. If you need to file for Unemployment Insurance you can file directly via the CT Department of Labor's website at www.FileCTUI.com and if you have questions our American Job Center team will do our best to provide you directions.

EASTCONN Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT)

Is temporarily closed. If questions, please contact Principal Sarah Mallory at smallory@eastconn.org.

EASTCONN Autism Program in Columbia

Is temporarily closed. If questions, please contact the Director of Psychological and Behavioral Consultation Services Dr. Ravit Stein at rstein@eastconn.org.

EASTCONN Birth to Three

EASTCONN Birth to Three is open and continuing to provide services using Remote Early Intervention (Remote EI).

Birth to Three is Open For Families
Birth to Three se encuentra abierto para las familias

For questions on Birth to Three, contact Rebecca Breen at rbreen@eastconn.org.

EASTCONN Central Administration and Conference Center

Is temporarily closed. Updates are posted at www.eastconn.org. If questions, please contact Carol Klemyk at cklemyk@eastconn.org.

EASTCONN Clinical Day Treatment Program, Educational & Vocational Center (EVC), Columbia

Is temporarily closed. If questions, please contact Principal Gregory Biggs at gbiggs@eastconn.org.

EASTCONN Clinical Day Treatment Program, Northeast Regional Program (NRP), Danielson

Is temporarily closed. If questions, please contact Principal Kurt Mias at kmias@eastconn.org.

EASTCONN Food Services

Is distributing emergency meals to students Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8-9am. For locations and other details, go to www.eastconn.org/studentmeals.

EASTCONN Head Start/Early Head Start Programs

All programs are closed. If questions regarding Head Start and Early Head Start, please contact Kimberly Mansfield at kmansfield@eastconn.org.

EASTCONN LEAP School

Is temporarily closed. If questions, please contact Principal Dave Howes at dhowes@eastconn.org.

EASTCONN Quinebaug Middle College (QMC), Danielson

Is temporarily closed. If questions, please contact Principal Mary Kay Tshonas at mtshonas@eastconn.org.

EASTCONN Youth Employment Programs

The J.E.T., COOL Directions and DCF Youth Employment Programs are operating remotely and staff can be reached by telephone or e-mail.

Major Series

Interested in the arts? Listen to why students chose their major!

Arts at the Capitol Theater
896 Main St, Willimantic, CT 06226
Phone: 860-465-5636
Fax: 860-465-8115