Frequently Asked Questions about ACT’s Full-Day Arts High School
Q: How many 9th-, 10th-, 11th, and 12th-grade students will participate in the school?
A: Approximately 150 students from across the region.
Q: What happens if too many students apply?
A: A lottery will be held.
Q: What subjects will the core curriculum include?
A: Rigorous instruction in core academic subjects will be offered in a block schedule and include Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Spanish. Instruction will be differentiated to meet the range of student needs. Teachers will be appropriately certified.
Q: What subjects will the arts curriculum include?
A: High school students select from the full spectrum of arts courses, including acting, singing, dance, theater production, audio/video production, creative writing, and more.
Q: How is the school day scheduled?
A: Classes begin at 8:45 a.m. and end at 4:25 p.m., Monday through Thursday. On Friday, classes begin at 8:45 a.m. and end at 1:05 p.m.
Q: What is the school calendar?
A: It will parallel the local school calendar. Students will receive a minimum of 180 days (more than 1,000 hours) of instruction.
Q: How will students be transported to the Capitol Theater?
A: Either EASTCONN or sending districts will provide student transportation. Where appropriate, routes will be coordinated.
Q: What is the application process?
A: Applications will be sent to all eighth-grade guidance offices. In addition, applications will be available from ACT and can be downloaded here.
Q: How do prospective students and their families find out more?
A: Students and their families can schedule a time to “shadow” during an ACT School day by calling 860-465-5636.