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ACT to Hold Open House for Prospective Students on Dec. 6

Willimantic, CT, Nov. 20, 2017 -- EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) arts magnet high school will hold an open house for prospective students and their families on Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., at EASTCONN’s Capitol Theater, 896 Main St., Willimantic.

ACT’s open house, which will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m., is for students who want to attend ACT in 2018-2019. The evening’s program will include behind-the-scenes tours from 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m.; information sessions from 7 p.m.-7:30 p.m., featuring  ACT’s arts staff, who will discuss the school’s acting, audio/video, creative writing, dance and theater production programs; and performances by current students, as well as a general information session and Q & A panel, from 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

ACT offers students in grades 9-12 a full-day high school program that focuses on rigorous core academics and a rich variety of arts disciplines. Highly qualified ACT teaching artists and certified teachers work collaboratively to provide students with personalized educational experiences unlike any other public school in northeastern Connecticut. Each grade is limited to approximately 35 students, making ACT an intimate, highly focused learning environment.

ACT is located in the Art Deco-design Capitol Theater which includes two fully equipped theaters, a black box theater, a set shop, audio/video editing suites, dance studios, a costume shop, CAD (computer-aided drafting) lab, a café and an art gallery.

For more information about the open house, please contact the ACT main office at 860-465-5636, ext. 1, or contact ACT Principal Sarah Mallory at smallory@eastconn.org. Visit www.eastconn.org/act to learn more or to download an application.

EASTCONN administers the ACT arts magnet high school for students who live in eastern and northeastern Connecticut.

EASTCONN 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.


Kulos Named Finalist in United States Senate Youth Program

35430082ACT senior Tayon Kulos from Norwich, an acting/performance major at ACT, was named one of 16 finalists in Connecticut for the Hearst Foundation United States Senate Youth Program. 

Founded and sponsored by the Hearst Foundation, the United States Senate Youth Program was established in 1962 and offers a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Two student leader finalists from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity are selected to spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action.

“I applied to this program because it will allow me to get access to the behind the scenes action regarding how our government runs and will allow me to engage in political office before I get older,” said Kulos. “I strive to study as an undergraduate political science major with aspirations to enter public office at the local, state and federal level. Before that, I hope to serve as an activist against government corruption and social justice issues.”

ACT offers exposure to politics through classes such as Civics, Foundations of Government and Creating Change in our Society. All ACT seniors participate in a Senior Project Legacy Project; students are required to make a lasting impact on the community through this yearlong senior capstone project.

“Tayon is a dedicated student who truly cares about our school community,” said ACT principal Sarah Mallory. “ACT helped Tayon come out of his shell and find his passion for acting.  He has been able to focus his energy in an area he is passionate about while being held accountable to high academic standards.  This has helped him realize his love for public service and his natural ability to help others.”


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