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Application Deadline: Friday, February 3

 

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Established in 2004, and located in the Capitol Theater in busy downtown Willimantic, ACT is a full-day, comprehensive, arts magnet high school serving grades 9-12. ACT offers an integrated approach to instruction, infusing standards-based academic courses with a variety of arts disciplines, and providing differentiated instruction to address individual learning needs. Students study with certified academic teachers and professional artists in this small, arts-focused learning community. Each grade is limited to about 35 students, making this an intimate, focused, artistic learning environment.

 

A unique, extended-day schedule from 8:45 a.m. to 4:25 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 8:45 a.m. to 1:07 p.m. on Fridays, allows students to take 12 classes per semester and fully immerse themselves in the performing arts, whether on stage, or behind the scenes.

  

Areas of artistic study include: Acting/Performance, Audio/Video Production, Creative Writing, Dance, and Theater Production (set design, lighting design and costuming). ACT students have access to a pre-college academic boost, thanks to a partnership with Quinebaug Valley Community College and Eastern Connecticut State University that allows qualified upperclassmen to attend college classes and earn free college credits while attending ACT.

  

The Capitol Theater itself boasts three theaters, a set design and construction shop, audio/video editing suites, classrooms, dance studios, a costume shop, computer-aided drafting equipment, a cafe and an art gallery. Interested applicants may contact ACT Principal Sarah Mallory to schedule a "Shadow Day," during which students spend a day attending ACT classes with students. Reach Mrs. Mallory at smallory@eastconn.org or at 860-465-5636 ex. 2040.

 

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