Slots Still Available for 2017-2018 at EASTCONN's Magnet High Schools

Willimantic – EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) performing arts magnet high school and Quinebaug Middle College (QMC), a regional magnet high school, have a limited number of seats remaining for students entering grades 9-12 this fall.

ACT, 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 rigorous curriculum that integrates the performing arts with more traditional academic high school subjects.

The state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology to meet the demands of each performing arts focus-area: acting, audio/visual, creative writing, dance and theater production. Notable among the many features that characterize ACT’s high school program is the opportunity to participate in numerous professional-quality performances throughout the year; enroll in college classes and earn free college credits through a partnership with Eastern Connecticut State University; and the positive school environment, based on the principles of “Respect Yourself, Respect the Work, Respect the Community.”

QMC is located on the campus of Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC) in Danielson, CT. QMC students are non-traditional, academically motivated, capable learners who are interested in designing their own learning plan and accessing a rigorous, Humanities-rich curriculum infused with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

QMC offers small class sizes, state-of-the-art classrooms and investigative experiences on EASTCONN’s Mobile STEM Lab. Every QMC student has an opportunity to earn free QVCC college credits while still in high school.

Students who are interested in enrolling in QMC for the upcoming school year may call 860-932-4040 or visit www.eastconn.org/qmc to download an application. Students interested in ACT may call 860-465-5636 or visit www.eastconn.org/act.

EASTCONN, which administers ACT and QMC, is a public, non-profit Regional Educational Service Center that has been serving the education needs of northeastern Connecticut’s schools and communities since 1980. Learn more at www.eastconn.org.