• Transportation services look different for each of ACT’s sending towns. For the 2021-2022 school year, transportation routes are scheduled over the summer and locations are subject to change due to enrollment.

Starting in the fall of 2022, ACT will offer pathways that focus on 7 arts areas: Acting, Arts Management, Creative Writing, Dance, Media Arts, Music, Technical Theater (sets, lighting and costuming). Students will be asked to select one pathway. However, electives along each pathway are open to all students.

This year, hot lunch is available for free to all ACT students through Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). ACT also offers free breakfast to all students between 8:00am and 8:20am. Breakfast offerings are listed on the lunch menu.

No. However, ACT does have a dress code. As stated in the ACT Student Handbook, “Students’ attire should be appropriate for the school day and academic environment.  Clothing should not be distracting or cause an interruption of learning. The following items are not permitted: flip-flops, slippers, pajama pants, strapless tops/dresses or spaghetti strap tops without a cardigan/sweater to cover or any other revealing item of clothing. Tank top straps must meet the ‘three finger’ rule. Shorts, skirts and dresses must reach fingertips when arms are placed at the students' sides. No hats or head coverings (except for religious reasons).  Students should keep a change of clothes in their lockers for P.E. class, along with a sweatshirt as the building temperature fluctuates greatly.”

ACT has a three-part application process. All prospect students bus complete a shadow day, an application and an audition. Once an applicant completes all three they will be eligible for enrollment. A lottery process will go into effect if the number of applicants is greater than the number of seats available.

While ACT does not offer a Visual Art or Music major, there are classes where students can use and improve on Visual Art and Music skills. These courses include Drawing for Stage, Costume Art, Photoshop, Stop Animation, Beginning Singing, Performance Singing, A Capella, Music Theory, Keyboarding and Guitar. ACT also offers after-school Visual Arts and A Capella Clubs for those students who wish to further explore these areas of interest.

On average, class enrollment is between 10 and 12 students. Physical Education classes are typically larger and more specialized or advance classes are often smaller.

The school day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with a 12:30 p.m. dismissal on Wednesdays.

  • Starting in the fall of 2022, ACT will offer pathways that focus on seven arts areas: Acting, Arts Management, Creative Writing, Dance, Media Arts, Music and Technical Theater (sets, lighting and costuming).
  • ACT is a high school option available to all Connecticut high school students. In order to attend ACT, you must be a resident of a Connecticut town and registered as a student in that town. A number of member districts (partners) have agreed to provide a limited number of seats for the students in their town to attend ACT. ACT's member districts are: Eastford, Killingly, Norwich, Plainfield, Putnam, Stafford, Windham and Woodstock.